I met Kris Spooner sometime in the mid-eighties, at a Pern convention. She and I had met through a 10th Pass Pern writing club called Fort Weyr. I was more of a reader in Forten than a writer, but I always loved reading Kris' stories about Lysera, who was a rather reserved woman with a back problem that made walking and standing painful for her. I always imagine actress Julianna Margulies playing Lysera in the Forten movie.
Kris had a number of serious medical problems, all of which she bore with admirable goodwill and cheerfulness, at least online.
I will miss her very much.