On July 15, in northern Ohio, my dear friend, Bill, lost his life in a motorcycle accident.  My other dear friend, his wife, is in the hospital with critical injuries.  Please keep my friend’s wife and family in your prayers.  She has a lot of injuries to overcome.  My heart breaks for the family,  and I wish I could offer some comforting words, but what can I possibly say other than I will keep praying for your mother and your family.  I wish I could do more than offer just words, but I can’t.

Bill was a big man and the  sweetest and kindest man I have ever known.  He would tease me saying I was always killing off all the men in my novels.  I always answered that I was an equal opportunity killer and killed off an equal amount of women.  He’d just laugh at that.  He was my nephew’s best friend, he was Veteran of the US Air Force, he believed in the plight of the American Indians; he was an avid motorcyclist and loved to ride his bikes.  He said it made him feel free riding down an empty highway, and most of all, he loved his wife and family.  They meant more to him than anything.   He was all those things and so much more.

I have felt numb inside since the accident.  Working has not been possible, until yesterday when I forced myself to do something other than sleep.  Sleep is one of my means of escape.  I slept for the majority of three days.  I am at last making myself stay awake, and I try to write in between bouts of sadness.  Writing is my other means of escape.  I put my feelings on paper to relieve the ache in my heart.  I try to keep busy and not think of Bill’s death, but I do, it’s always on my mind.  I can’t help but think of him.  I keep his wife and family in my prayers daily and ask that you do the same.

I will always miss my dear friend.

Anyway, my sister bought a new laptop, an HP instead of a MAC.  Well, she is having problems with Microsoft Word 2013 as I have learned from the Internet other people have also.  Thank goodness  the GEEK  squad is coming today to help fix the problem, then maybe we can return to editing THE STONE KILLER.   Work is good to occupy our minds.

Everyone have a great day and stay safe.






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