Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dedication to a fellow author

Today, I learned that a fellow author and friend has passed away.  I was very saddened by the news, mainly because we had lost touch over the past few months.  Although I saw her posts on Facebook and "liked" or "shared" her links, we didn't interact the way we used to on the forums where he first met.  I am saddened that I was not able to tell her goodbye or that I am very proud to have known her.  What is most sad is that her wonderful work will end with the awesome books that she had written and there will be no more.

I dedicate this post to my friend, Linda Evans, a great writer and an even greater person.  You will be truly missed.

For those of you who did not know Linda, here is the bio from her author page.  I hope she does not mind that I copied it and pasted it here so that others will know the woman who touched so many lives.

   "L.C. Evans began her writing career with short stories and essays before branching out into novel writing. More than a hundred of her stories and humorous essays have been published in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Horse Illustrated, and Ladies Circle among many others. Over the years Ms. Evans has won awards in writing contests and has kept busy honing her craft by taking writing courses and attending writing seminars. She was recently a featured presenter at the Carolinas Writers Conference in Wadesboro, North Carolina. After traditional publication of Talented Horsewoman, the first of her Leigh McRae horse mystery novels, Ms. Evans decided to take control of her career by trying her hand at indie publishing.
"All this means," she says, "is that I pay for my own editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, and all the other publishing expenses. However, I also get complete control over my books, and that means I can keep the price low. Readers on a budget will still have access to my books. I care deeply about all of my readers and I take great joy in the many fan letters readers send me."

Please help me honor L C Evans by purchasing her books so that her name and her undeniable talent will live on.

Here are the links to her books
  The Witness Wore Blood Bay

We Interrupt This Date

My Planet or Yours?

Talented Horsewoman

Please join me in honoring a wonderful woman and a talented author by making her books #1 bestsellers.

Love you, Linda! 

1 comment:

  1. Such sad news. Like you, I had lost touch with Linda in the last few months. She used to be a regular at The Spinning Wheel, a Kindle Forum thread that I began way back when. I knew she had mostly stopped posting there lately but didn't know that it was because she was ill. It was such a shock to me to learn of her death. Linda, earth has lost a wonderfully talented lady but heaven has gained a bright new shining star.

    Kristie Leigh Maguire