Doris Ann Norris was a woman I met during the early days of DorothyL.
One of the most knowledgeable book people I've had the honor and pleasure of getting to know.
We remained friends over an awful lot of years.
Unable to see one another often, we would pop into one another's computers from time to time just to say "hey!" and catch up a little.
I always made a point of looking for her when I was able to get to Malice Domestic or Bouchercon.
She was a busy woman. A woman everyone wanted to spend a little time with, but always made it a point to speak to everyone she'd pass in the hotel corridors, asking how they were, how was the book writing coming, how was the family - all things she knew would mean a lot.
She was a woman who did an amazing amount of unheralded work for the mystery community, in her own quiet unassuming manner, and she would have had it no other way.
Her absence in the community will leave a hole that will never be filled.
After much badgering, I was finally able to get her to contribute a piece to Meanderings and Muses. And am awfully glad I badgered until she finally gave in - here it is:
Goodbye my friend. You will be so missed by so many.