Journal entry by Jane Hawkins

No new news on Vonda, but I've had a thought about a project for someone who doesn't live near here: Collect all the lovely stories that are getting posted here and on Facebook and Twitter and such like, then put them in one place for us all to enjoy. This could take some time, and you'd want to make sure that the authors are OK with it. The result might start as a web page and could progress into a zine or chapbook. Anyone feel like taking that on?

Journal entry by Jane Hawkins

(Jane Hawkins speaking)

Vonda has had a pretty good last couple days. She's sleeping a lot and not moving fast, but she's getting things done that are important to her and she's had several guests.

Some people have gotten worried about Vonda having financial issues. Please relax. Her finances and medical coverage are not likely to be a problem. But thanks for your concern!

And thanks especially to all of you who have said such sweet things to her. She's one very fine woman.

Journal entry by Jane Hawkins

I'm Vonda's neighbor, Jane Hawkins. I'll be trying to organize people who want to assist Vonda, or who just want to visit a while. My contact information: 206-634-3828 For now, Vonda doesn't need a lot of help -- rides to various medical encounters, meals, laundry, and so on. If you want to assist, please shoot me an email describing what might work for you. If you want to visit, I hope you'll consider going through me to get it scheduled. Poor lady hasn't a lot of energy.
Vonda N.’s Story

Site created on February 17, 2019

Vonda was a treasure  as a writer and as a friend, as a citizen and a sister, as a human who walked this earth and made it a better place. We will not see her like again.

Her memorial will be held Sunday afternoon on June 9 at The Mountaineers Goodman Auditorium at 7700 Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, Washington. Doors will open at 1:45. At 2pm the sushi will arrive. Vonda loved sushi and we will have lots of it, made by a sushi chef whose first English book was Vonda's The Voyage Home. At 3 we will start gathering for a toast and some stories about her. Please think about sharing a story of when you met her or the book that most moved you or some time when she said or did something that seemed especially Vonda to you.

Several wonderful obituaries have been published, including Vonda's official obit by Tom Whitmore, which you can find in the 4/4/19 Journal entry, here on CaringBridge. We are all pleased to see Vonda's accomplishments lauded by the New York Times, The Guardian, Geekwire and File 770.