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Author Diann Hunt dies at 58 Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Monday, 02 December 2013 04:55 PM America/New_York

DiannHunt-webAuthor Patricia “Diann” Hunt died Nov. 29 following a long battle with cancer. She was 58.

Diann Hunt was the author of 25 books. A Hallmark Channel film adaptation of her novel For Better or For Worse (Thomas Nelson) will air July 12, 2014.

“Working with Diann was such a delight,” said Ami McConnell, senior acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “I will deeply miss her quirky sense of humor, her ceaseless dedication to the craft and her unwavering love for her readers.”

“The ending of Hot Flashes and Cold Cream sums up Diann's philosophy,” said Colleen Coble, Hunt’s friend and fellow author. “She wrote: ‘I will live this life that God has given me with gusto, not wasting a single moment but using it as He intended. And when my journey here is over, I plan to skid into Glory with a smile on my face, a Bible in one hand, a chocolate truffle in the other, and I will yell at the top of my lungs: Daddy, I’m home.

“She showed us how to do that when she was well and when she was battling cancer,” Coble continued. “A part of her will always be with me.”