Writer of stories, Teller of Tales.
The soap world lost a great one, folks. If you haven't seen her work because you're too young, just watch a few old Ryan's Hope episodes. 100% character driven and family rooted, they were an amazing 30 minutes in daytime television.
When she came on to GH in 1993, the show just burst with stories. Stone/Robin AIDS. Luke and Laura came back in the Pink Caddy-- she also created the Sonny/Brenda love story. The amazing part is that not only did she respect and embrace General Hospital history, she expanded on it in a way that made sense and also deepened characters.
Daytime lost a great one.