- Described by friends as the real-life version of Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, she met her husband at a country fair
- She was a youth librarian who "possessed supernatural shelving skills," as seen in the mockumentary The World's Fastest Librarian.
- Before becoming a librarian, she worked as a jazz DJ.
- After being diagnosed with colon cancer she continued to work on her novel from her hospital bed.
- Her last tweet? "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."