The news has been spreading through Twitter where Neil Gaiman, who had a special relationship with Jones, posted:
Rest in Peace, Diana Wynne Jones. You shone like a star. The funniest, wisest, writer & the finest friend. I miss you.
Many of her readers have gone on to express their own condolences, sharing some of their favorite Jones titles.
I've been a fan of Diana Wynne Jones since I was twelves years old and a friend lent me her copy of The Lives of Christopher Chant. I was immediately hooked (and not just by the appealingly mysterious Chrestomanci who I developed an abiding crush on) and went on to read everything else of hers that I could get a hold of.
I still continue to enjoy Jones's books and look forward to sharing them with my own kids when they are a bit older.
Rest in peace Diana Wynne Jones. You will be sorely missed.