Kay Lindskoog remembered

In Memory:
Kay Lindskoog

“. . . when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country,
or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract,
I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise. . . .”

–Reepicheep, in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Quotation suggested by Mary Stolzenbach

Remembrance by Pat Wynne

Kay was also at Mythcon XVII in Long Beach, CA in 1986. It was where I met her in person for the first time. Kay and her husband John spirited me away from the conference for a couple hours to treat me to a motor tour of the area. I’ll never forget that ride — sitting in the back of the Lindskoogs’ car, my mouth hanging open in amazement as Kay, smiling over her shoulder from the front passenger seat, filled me in on her theories about Walter Hooper
and the Lewis Estate. Two years later those theories formed the basis of her controversial book “The C.S. Lewis Hoax”, which was the first book I ever illustrated.

I’m still pretty stunned to learn of Kay’s death. I owe her a greater debt than I can ever put into words — she was an enthusiastic advocate for my aspirations as an artist, always proposing me to publishers as her first choice as an illustrator. But mostly when I think of Kay I think of her humor, her boundless generosity of spirit (especially towards those who were _least_ generous to her), her marvelously sharp and constantly curious mind, and her heroic
refusal to let her multiple sclerosis stop her from producing volume after volume of her wonderful, clear, and witty writing.

It was a privilege to have Kay as a friend; I’ll miss her.

— Patrick H. Wynne

Used by permission of Patrick Wynne.

Kathryn Lindskoog’s Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Lindskoog