Sad news. Mystery author and archeologist Aileen Baron: R.I.P.
Aileen Baron was a remarkable woman--a role model, a mentor--funny, witty and full of life. I met up with her at conventions here and abroad. She definitely had a lust for travel. Last year at Left Coast Crime I was so lucky to spend her 90th birthday with her. She was in terrific form, as always, and a small group of us celebrated with cake and candles at the Author Connection.
Writing was her third career. Family, Archeology/Anthropology, and Mystery Writing. She taught 20 years in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. She also spent a year at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem as an NEH scholar an director of the overseas campus of California State Universities at the Hebrew University.
Her mystery series features archeologist Lily Sampson.