Hi everyone. It's shorter Jen/Madeline again. I wanted to write to inform you some happy news in the midst of all of this sadness.
1) I wrote to JC Hutchins who kindly emailed me back. Not only did he have wonderful things to say about our beloved Zellie. He also blogged about her. He promoted her book. Savannah Writing Group Friends- you know her and her love for JC Hutchins and her love for writing more than anybody else. I hope you enjoy this post by him! I hope EVERYONE enjoys this post.
2) I logged into her LuLu page to see how things were going. So far she has 5 eBook orders and 22 paperback copies sold! No! Wait! I just checked again- 23 books sold now!
We still have a lot of work to do to double, maybe triple this number. Zellie ordered 20 copies when it was first published (this is not counted in the 28 sold), and once those arrive, we can 'approve' it so it can be sold on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With enough pestering, we could get it into brick and mortar stores. You will all be posted on the book's progress.
In other news, just to update you, Zellie's body will be cremated and her ashes will be spread somewhere beautiful since she liked to travel. A bunch of us Zellie fans will be planning her memorial. The date for that is TBD. You will be updated.
I am sorry I am not as good a writer/blogger as Zellie. But please know I have every tiny ounce of her interest in my heart and I am doing everything i can to keep her dreams alive.
So many people have stepped up- many of you are responsible for these book sales. You have made her smile, laugh and continue to dream. You have given her good memories. You have supported her during her worst time. She appreciated all of you, and as her JenTwin, I appreciate all of you too.