Jeff Carlson has passed away

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Jeff Carlson has passed away

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:26 pm

I don't know if anyone on the board is aware of this, but Jeff Carlson (a WOTF winner years ago) has passed away. I just found out moments ago. Jeff won WOTF and went on to write some pretty good books. His career was just getting started. He helped me out with my book by making himself available to read over some manuscript and give me advice. He was a really nice guy, lots of fun to email with, and always had a great attitude. You can read his obituary at

I'd like to say more, but I'm really at a loss for words.
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Re: Jeff Carlson has passed away

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:54 am

Cancer at 48. That sucks.
Sorry for your, and his family's loss.
And the community who will not read his future stories.
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Re: Jeff Carlson has passed away

Postby MattDovey » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:42 am

Very sorry to hear it, Corbin. Sounds like a loss to us all.
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Re: Jeff Carlson has passed away

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:51 pm

RIP Sounds like a lost all the way around. It's especially sad for his family
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Re: Jeff Carlson has passed away

Postby Chris533 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:21 am

I just read this Shakespeare quote, and thought about this thread.

"And so, in spite of death, thou dost survive,
In that thy likeness still is left alive"

The quote is about our children, but I think it could easily also apply to our stories. According to the obituary, Jeff Carlson left us both legacies.
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