This is Josephine Wolff, Sheila’s granddaughter and blogmaster, and I’m writing to inform her blog readership that Sheila passed away Wednesday afternoon. In the final years of her life, this blog was a source of immense joy to Sheila and the idea that there were people reading and responding to her writing was always incredibly important to her. As I organize and go through the files on her computer, I hope that I will turn up some unpublished blog pieces and may continue to post a few of them over the next few weeks.
Sheila was a truly phenomenal woman, an incredibly loving and wonderful grandmother, and first and foremost, always a writer. She believed writing was one of the most important things in the whole world, she wrote fiction and nonfiction her whole life long, and even (at my insistence) agreed to conquer the blogosphere despite her distrust of all things technological. My thanks to all of you for reading, commenting on, and enjoying some of her final pieces of writing. She will be dearly remembered and sorely missed.