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For Patry, whom I've never met!

I have been involved with Red Room since March of last year, lining up authors for web pages, and I have never been so proud of this organization as I am today. What an outpouring of wonderful support for Patry Francis! I'm also happy to have played a small part in this effort: my friend Victoria Zackheim, also a Red Room author, told me about this effort weeks ago, and I brought the idea to the team. It was quickly embraced, and we've been thrilled to be able to not only show Patry our support, but also show the world that writers CAN think and act like a true community.

Being in the throes of a book launch myself (today, in fact, my paperback also hits stores), I feel a deep empathy for how much time it takes. If I weren't feeling healthy and strong, it would be quite overwhelming! I also lost a sister and a mother to cancer, so I also understand the emotional toll it takes. So, Patry, hang in there! And perhaps one day we'll meet when you're back to good health!

Oh, and here's her website, in case you'd like to buy her book!