Orbit Books has reported that Jennifer Rardin, author of the Jaz Parks urban fantasy series, died unexpectedly on September 20, 2010 at age 45. No further details are available at this time.
Rardin was born April 28, 1965. First novel Once Bitten, Twice Shy appeared in October 2007. The seventh book in the series, Bitten in Two, will appear in November; the eight and final book in the series The Deadliest Bite, will be published in June 2011. She is survived by her husband and two children.