It is with great sadness to fans from around the world that beloved author,
activist, and pioneer long-distance runner, Patricia Nell Warren, lost her
battle with cancer in the early hours of Saturday February 9th in
Santa Monica, CA.
would like to thank everyone for the amazing and heart- warming
messages that continue to pour in via email and social media from all who
loved her. It is evident from those messages that she touched the lives of
countless people globally.
In the weeks just prior
to Warrens's passing, she was able to put the finishing touches on the 4th
and final book in The Front Runner
series. The Front Runner
(originally published in 1974), along with its two sequels,
Harlan’s Race (1994) and
Billy’s Boy (1997), have all
enjoyed a huge following. How fortunate her fans are that Warren has left us
with a cherished gift of a final sequel to the series. Warren expended
tremendous energy while fighting cancer to make sure this book was
completed. It was her last labor of love and a gift to all of us.
It is obvious from outpouring of emotion by
Warren’s fans upon learning of her death that her legacy must be kept alive. There are costs
involved with getting Warren’s latest book into print as well as keeping her
other titles in print and available to her fans, both old and new.
GoFundMe account has been setup by Warren’s estate to help provide the
funds needed to accomplish these tasks. Contributions large and small are
dearly appreciated as they will help preserve Patricia Nell Warren’s legacy.
To make a donation go to:
The Patricia Nell Warren Estate Fund
had the dream of producing versions of her novels for film and television
and that dream is still very much alive. Film/television versions of her
novels will also be funded, in part, from the funds raised.
Warren was a pioneer in becoming a self-publisher in 1994 through the
formation of Wildcat Press. Wildcat will continue to operate under the
loving care of her estate.
Please continue to visit this site as we will update it with news concerning
te publication on Warren’s new book, existing titles and progress on
bringing her work to film and television..