Originally posted on Author-Reader-Cheerleader 16 December 2021
When you read her short stories or books, you could feel the emotion. To me, it was as if you were in the room with real people instead of reading words about fictional characters on an electronic or paper page. She was also a writer of blogs and reader of books. Always helping fellow authors in some way or other. The last I heard, her “Secrets & Lies” book series was in the process of being written as a screen play. I was so happy for her when she mentioned it. I could tell she was finally coming into her own because there was joy in her words.
Unfortunately, my life had gotten extremely busy. It hadn’t even registered that I hadn’t seen any recent posts. It wasn’t as though I didn’t care. I kept thinking, I will get in touch with her, as soon as things slow down. I wasn’t prepared for the news when I read it. I was in shock, sad, and disbelieving all at the same time. I have had time to process my feelings and I’m on a little more even keel now. As I came out of the fog, I felt the best way to honor my dear friend was by writing this blog post.
The one thing that always tickled me about her as a person, when something tickled her, she would type “Giggles”. Mind you, she’s a grown woman in her own right, not a teenager. That’s my friend, Tracy, a mixture of serious writer and uplifting joy bringer.
A little nugget of wisdom from me to you: Friends are treasures, cherish the time you spend with them.