Vale Blaise van Hecke

Absolutely heartbroken to hear of the sudden passing of Blaise van Hecke.

I still cannot believe this is real. As mother hen at Busybird Publishing, Blaise took so many under her wing – myself included. She was my editing mentor, and she made a difference to everyone she met. By helping others to share their stories, she listened and made them feel seen, heard.

She was a giver of tea, cake, and advice. She nurtured so many, and gave me the chance to edit books.

I feel so lucky to have crossed paths with her and learnt from her. She really has paved the way in so many ways, and I’ll be forever grateful. Sending so much love to the family.

Blaise will be farewelled in a service held at Montsalvat on Tuesday 29th March.

You can read more about Blaise in ArtsHub’s obituary, or her blog The Book Chick.