It’s amazing how many people this woman affected in her life. Like others, I always wanted to know what had happened to her after she published the two books of hers I own: Walking Through the Fire and Signs of Spring.
Unfortunately, she died in August 2004, but I am trying to get hold of used copies of two subsequent books of hers: Mourning Into Dancing, and Tapestry. Just waiting to hear back from the bookseller–fingers crossed.
It’s the oddest thing, I awoke at 4 a.m. with the thought that I should do an Internet search on Laurel Lee. Funny how you feel like reconnecting to people who have been important in your life, even through books. I read many biographies, but Laurel Lee was kind of special, I read and reread her books all through my 20s. She sketched and drew and loved nature and made quilts, as well as being a committed Christian, all of which I found inspiring.
In a quiet way she changed the world and still influences people. People who make a difference–she goes into that file in my head where I keep track of that.
So, I’ll be catching up with her again.