Madeleine L'Engle stood the test of TIME.

A moment of silence, please. Madeleine L’Engle has died at the age of 88.
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A WRINKLE IN TIME was one of those books I read as a child and thought, wow. I am Meg. To this day, every protagonist I write in my own books seems to be a smart, awkward, vulnerable, strong-at-her-core female, which is the archetype Meg embodies. I didn’t know that when I was in 5th grade. I just know I related to her on every level.
Later in life I read WALKING ON WATER, one of the single best books on the art of writing ever published. It is “must” reading for every writer.
I have a signed copy of A WRINKLE IN TIME because I was privileged to meet Madeleine when she visited a school where I was teaching about 15 years ago. I loved meeting her. She was Meg, all grown up. Smart, awkward, vulnerable, strong-at-her-core. She will live to eternity in the hearts of readers.

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  1. Thank you for posting this. If you hadn’t put it here I might never have known who she was …and I would have missed some one who really speaks to me.
    Next trip to the lib (that’s with the long “i” sound) , I’ll be looking for anything she has written.

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