Vale Steph Bowe
The LoveOzYA community has lost the beloved author Steph Bowe. Steph was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma in April 2019 and died this week. She was 25 years old.
Many writers and the publishing community have paid tribute to Steph on social media, remembering her as a talent and beautiful person. YA author Gabrielle Tozer wrote on Twitter:
It is a sad loss of a wonderful voice in Australian YA, someone with so many stories to share. Her books will be there to reach readers and continue her legacy. Our condolences to her family and friends. We encourage readers to read her books in her honour and memory.
Steph recently posted this:
“In a way, it’s the really terrible stuff that makes life feel all the more enriched. Every positive moment is such a source of joy.”