Ann C. Crispin, novelist, passed away on September 6, 2013 after a battle with cancer. She was the author of 23 novels, including the Starbridge series and many well-regarded media tie-ins.
Crispin served as Vice-President of the Science Fiction Writers of America in the 1990s. With Victoria Strauss, she helped found Writer Beware, an important resource helping writers avoid fraud and exploitation from vanity press, unqualified “agents”, and others who would take advantage of the hopes of aspiring writers. She has also taught writing workshops at Towson University and Anne Arundel College, and was writing teacher in residence at DragonCon from 2005 to 2011.
In 2013, Crispin was recognized as a Grand Master by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her tie-in works include the Han Solo series for in the Star Wars universe, several Star Trek novels, most notably Yesterday’s Son, and books in the settings of V, Alien Resurrection, and a prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean.