Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Many of you may be familiar with Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job mysteries. Elaine had a major stroke last night, and has had surgery since then. According to her blog, she is expected to make a full recovery. Please keep Elaine in your thoughts and prayers.
I met Elaine Viets twice. She appeared at the first Lee County Reading Festival, when I was chair of Authors Programming. She was a tall, striking woman who stood out in the crowd of authors, both for her poise and her sense of humor. She appeared again at the last of five festivals that I did, and I always appreciated her generosity in appearing, and, in asking other authors to appear. At one of those festivals, Elaine even brought a four foot high inflatable flamingo.
I'll be praying for Elaine.