It’s been quiet on our end, and while steadily working on our books, we recently had some tragic news.
Many of you might already know, our editor, Lora Gasway, passed away suddenly earlier this month. She was an amazing woman who helped us launch our writing career, but she was also a friend. One we didn’t get enough time with, but are still thankful for nonetheless. Even now, my eyes sting with tears as I think of her.
As difficult as it was to acknowledge, we knew we needed to eventually find another editor. Through a fellow author, we discovered Sarah Collingwood. She was a ray of sunshine during a sad time, and she enthusiastically took us on, immediately falling in love with our writing style and characters, while we quickly fell in love with her lively personality. She’s great. She really is! She’s honest and thorough — exactly what we needed and were worried we wouldn’t find. Because Lora was amazing. We were spoiled by her and everything she did for us.
Though the circumstances were not pleasant, we are happy to introduce Sarah Collingwood to our team as our new editor. Lora will remain forever in our memories; her influence has already helped shape us as writers and, though our collaboration was brief, will be reflected in all our work to come. And we will continue, along with Sarah, to work towards realizing the potential that Lora saw in us when she took us on.