Author Josepha Sherman (b.1946) died on August 23. Her first novel was Golden Girl and the Crystal of Doom, and in the same year she also published a “Find Your Fate” novel. Sherman won the Compton Crook Award for her novel The Shining Falcon in 1990. In addition to writing science fiction and fantasy, Sherman was also a folklorist, and in 1995 she co-edited, with T.K.F. Weiskopf, the collection Goofy, Grimy, Gopher Guts: The Subversive Folklore of Childhood , one of many non-fiction books. Sherman also edited several anthologies, not just of fantasy, but of folklore.
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