Monday, September 28, 2009

Kate Duffy

Kate Duffy died today. I hope with all of my heart that she knows how much she meant to me. If not for her not a single word I write would be seen by another living soul. She was more than just an editor at Kensington to me. She was the roof over my head, the bed I sleep in, and all these other comforts I now enjoy just because she saw something in three little pages of sample work from me and thought I was worth a closer look. I can't help but feel an era has just passed by and I didn't get to enjoy it nearly as much as I could or should have.

I will miss you so much, Kate. I know you're up there having a smoke with the goddess and kicking back with a good book.

All my love,
Jacki

13 comments:

Virginia C said...

I am very sorry for your loss. It is crushing to lose someone who always had faith in you even before you had faith in yourself. My condolences. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Kelley said...

My deepest and sincer sympathies to your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need

Donna said...

Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. It is hard to lose someone close to you. Remember--God loves you and so do all your readers.

Rica said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Know that as you morn her, she will always be with you...looking over you and caring for you still.

Sara Reinke said...

I was just getting ready to email you with my condolences, Jackie. I know how much she meant to you, and from my limited introduction to her last year in San Francisco, how much you meant to her. Please let me know if you need anything. I'm sending you cyberhugs.

Sara Reinke

Rena said...

I'm sorry to read of the loss of your friend and editor Jacki. Sending hugs and good thoguhts your way!

RENEE said...

Ah, Jacki, I am so sorry for your loss. I am forever thankful that she was there to find your amazing talent and put it out there to shine for the world. Millions of us have been touched by her through her work.

My thought and prayers are with you, and her friends and family.

I'm thinking of you and hoping you are ok.

Love and tons of hugs, Ren

jabberwookie said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tabitha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Remember she will always be with you in spirit.

Suzette said...

Sorry for your loss.

Jeannie Ruesch said...

I am so sorry for your loss, for the loss of such an amazing woman in this industry.

I had the pleasure to attend a Cover Artwork workshop at last year's RWA conference, with Kate Duffy leading the way. In that workshop, she introduced you as an author, she introduced your covers. She made it clear then how much she believed in your work and in you as an author. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved her.

Daniela said...

My deepest condolences sent to you and Kate's family. May her good memories carry you through this hard time of sorrow.

Peachez said...

DEAR, jacki, sorry to hear about the passing of your friend who has probably been like a sister to you. My heart goes out to you and her family I will continue to keep you and family uplifted in my prayers. Know that she will keep on living through you in your heart and memories.
xoxo
Mz. Peachez

 

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