Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In memoriam: Karol Griffin, writer

Writer Karol Griffin of Riverton passed away March 4 due to renal failure.

No details yet about a memorial service.

But colleague Jeffe Kennedy wrote a fine post on her blog. Read it at

Karol was awarded a 2000 Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for women writers. She was the author of the memoir, "Skin Deep: Tattoos, the Disappearing West, Very Bad Men, and My Deep Love for Them All." When she lived in Laramie, she was a member of the Silver Sage Writers Alliance. The group spawned a number of talented writers, including Jeffe, who now lives in Santa Fe, N.M.

Wyomingarts will pass on more information as it becomes available.

Other readers who've penned memorials to Karol may e-mail them (or links) to