I've heard this from several sources now (including David Maybury's brilliant blog); but for those for those of you that haven't... the word is that Diane Wynne Jones has decided to stop her chemotherapy for cancer as it was making her too ill. Her doctors now believe she has months to live. If her books have meant as much toyou as they have to me, now would be the time to send her a email letting her know. The official website address below gives the email address to send them to, and then they are printed out and passed along to Diane.
http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/ (official website address)
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=59445 (another article of interest for fans)