Obituary – Children Book Writer Patricia MacLachlan Has Passed Away
Patricia MacLachlan, Has Sadly passed away according to a Facebook post on Sunday 3, 2022 by Kathleen McAlpin Blasi I was very sad to learn of the passing of author Patricia MacLachlan. When I ventured out on this path of children’s book writing, with the dream of publication, I identified my literary heroes and immersed myself in mentor texts. I read and read, wanting to be like them when I grew up.
Kathleen McAlpin wrote; that Patricia MacLachlan was one of them. Her book, SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, was my first and favorite mentor text. I studied that book and marveled at her succinct and superb use of language and her crafting of the story.
A few years ago, we met at a party, after I worked up the courage to approach her and tell her what she and her work meant to me. She couldn’t have been more gracious. And real. I immediately felt like she was in my corner.