Like Helen, Christie, Leanne, Betina, Kylie and Deb, I’m just back from RWA Nationals and Orlando, utterly worn out, still grinning from meeting up with my buddies and humbled by the sisterhood of my fellow writers.
Case in point: A very good friend of mine, Debra Webb, who was to have blogged with us this week, suffered an unfortunate fall on the second day of the conference that sent her to the hospital and ultimately home where she is still recovering. Like most of us, Deb had a very full schedule which included meetings with her agent and editors, workshop presentations … and the list goes on and on.
I was so pleased (although not surprised) when anyone who heard of Deb’s accident rallied to offer support, pick up the slack … do whatever they could do help get her through this difficult time. Some of us covered her workshop, some made trips to the hospital to be with her, her wonderful friend Peggy Webb was a pillar of strength and support and … well, again, the acts of kindness goes on and on.
All that outpouring of love and support strengthened my already staunch faith in the writer’s community and the strong bonds we hold for each other. Yes, we are sometimes competing against each other in contests and even for space on the bookstore shelves, but the bottom line is, when one of us is down, you can count on so many others to lighten the load. All that love is a wondrous thing to behold. And I’m so proud of all my writing sisters for answering the call.
Today (and every day), I’m sending many, many hugs to Deb and hoping for a speedy recover. Please feel free to post a note to her here to let her know you are also thinking of her. And, for a really fantastic read … make sure you rush right out and buy Deb’s current romantic suspense release from St. Martins Press, ANYWHERE, SHE RUNS.
Here are just a few of the reviews this incredible book has received:
“Anywhere She Runs is fast-paced, action-packed suspense, the way romantic suspense is supposed to be. Webb crafts a tight plot, a kick-butt heroine, a sexy hero with a past and a mystery as dark as the black water at night.” —Romantic Times BOOKReviews
“This book balances suspense, romance, and drama in just the right measures. Just when you think you know where the plot is headed, there is a twist or turn that makes you want to keep reading. Let’s hope there are more Adeline Cooper mysteries to come!” —Affaire de Coeur
Clearly, this is one book you don’t want to miss!
We love you, Deb!!!