Emyl Jenkins

April 29, 2010

When a writer dies, so do her memories and all her experience. We lost Emyl Jenkins on April 27 at the young age of 68. If you never met Emyl, you missed a woman who was more active than her age, tireless in her mentoring of beginning writers, a story teller who loved antiques, and a member of the James River Writers. Missing as last year’s conference because she was on a book tour, she will physically missed at this year’s conference, but will be honored through our memories of this dymanic woman who loved to laugh — and to make us laugh.

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  • Reply Becky Mushko April 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I met Emyl several years ago at the Roanoke Bookfest where she conducted a workshop. Through the years, we met several times again at writers conferences. She was a great lady and a wonderfully talented writer. I loved Stealing with Style, the first cozy mystery I ever read. She will be missed.

  • Reply Betsy Ashton April 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I used to be a big cozy reader, but ODed on them — unitl I read Stealing with Style. Went back and read several of her books. You are right — Emyl was a great lady.

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