I know I haven't posted in a long time and I am sincerely sorry for that. I have spent the last five weeks with my family, caring for my mother through a difficult illness and then, sadly, saying goodbye to her as she passed away on October 9th and left this earth for a better place.
My mother had become one of my best friends, and had always been one of the people I loved the most in the world. The pain and grief over losing her is like a mountain. I'm trying to climb it but seem to keep losing my climbing gear...and my way.
So forgive me if I don't write for a while, at least here. Work does go on, deadlines still tick away on my calendar, so there will be books to do. Writing gives me a place to put all these feelings, to pour it all out on a page and let the words give me strength.
Thank you all for your understanding and for your support (so many people have e-mailed me over this last difficult month). I appreciate it more than you know.
I'll be back soon...I promise.