Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lifeboat by A.B. Shepherd is on sale and some very sad news. #grieving #kindlesale

Hello Abites, I've missed you.

I apologize for being AFK (away from keyboard) lately. I've been struggling with a personal crisis the past few weeks which has kept me preoccupied and the last thing on my mind has been this blog. I've neglected you and I'm sorry.

Roughly three weeks ago we discovered that my little sister (little being a relative term, she is a year younger than I) has lung cancer. She was told she would have about a year to live "with chemo". Before her chemo port could be inserted she developed pneumonia. She already had COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) prior to her cancer diagnosis.

Her health rapidly declined and on Friday we were suddenly and shockingly told she wasn't expected to last through the night. After a hellish weekend for all concerned, on Sunday, June 1st (Monday morning for me here in Australia) she passed away. My head is still swirling from having a year left with her to her sudden death. I am not handling this well at all.

In the meantime, prior to this nightmare I had scheduled Lifeboat to go on sale, so if you haven't yet picked up your Kindle copy you can get it at a significant discount right now. For the next few days it is available for only $.99 on Amazon US and £0.99 on Amazon UK.  If you are interested just click on the links on the sidebar.

My little sister is gone and I am shattered. It may take me a little while to get back up to speed here with all of you, although life does go on and I am trying to force myself to go on too. Thank you for your patience and understanding while I struggle with my grief.


  1. Very sorry to hear of your tragic loss...such a dreadful shock. Take care, much love xxx

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  3. So sorry to hear of your tragic loss :-( *hugs*

  4. My heart goes out to you. May you heal a little bit each day.