Roosevelt Islander Gwen Acsadi has died, according to word received at The Main Street WIRE. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, at 11:30, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
A longtime Island resident, Gwen Acsadi worked for the United Nations as a demographer.
But, in addition, writing as Gwynne Forster, she was the virtual inventor of the fiction genre, the black romance novel. In that category, she was the highly successful author of more than 20 books. Several years ago, she judged a short-story contest for The WIRE.