I met Maggie Hill at Yaddo the summer of 2012. Right away, we liked each other. She gave me a FDNY cap. We stayed in touch. She lives in Rockaway Beach. The last e-mail I got from her for a very long time said "My house is battened down, and although we are under 'mandatory evacuation' we are staying."
And now, in this New York Times article, she writes about the loss of all her books. "Seems like a small problem; surely, it is. But it’s not the book, per se, it’s the in-your-face reminder that this event still haunts."