J.A. Pitts (1965-2019)

Author J.A. Pitts, 54, died October 3, 2019 in Bellevue WA. He is best known for the Sarah Beauhall urban fantasy series: Black Blade Blues (2010), Gaylactic Spectrum Award winner Honeyed Worlds (2011), Forged in Fire (2012), and Night Terrors (2016). He also published short fiction (including a collaboration with Ken Scholes), starting around 2006, sometimes as John A. Pitts. Some of his short work was collected in Bravado’s House of Blues (2013).

Pitts was born February 13, 1965 and grew up in rural Kentucky. He earned a BA in English and a Masters of Library Science at the University of Kentucky, and worked in the technology sector. He is survived by his wife Kathy Pitts, daughter Emily, and son Patrick.

2 thoughts on “J.A. Pitts (1965-2019)

  • October 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Please don’t forget about John and Kathy’s son Patrick and his daughter-in-law Shelby.

  • October 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I’m still processing the reality that my co worker and friend is gone. I’m going to miss you John. You were a good man. You challenged and encouraged me. RIP my friend.


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