I know I rarely post here. I wish I could be like those authors who keep up a daily blog, but I have to put all my creativity and writing energy into writing my books and getting them out on time. I wish I were as prolific as some of my writer friends.
But I wanted to write a note to tell you about the passing of my friend, Jane Orcutt. You may have read her wonderful books. Her most recent was called DEAR BABY GIRL. It was the story of a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl who plans to give her child up for adoption, and wishing the best for her child, she records her anguished decision with letters to her child. I hope the words in that book might serve to comfort her two sons now about how much they meant to her.
Jane was a terrific writer and also edited some of your favorite books. Jane was diagnosed with Leukemia last fall, and spent the last few months in the hospital. She was due to have a bone marrow transplant soon, and her sister was a perfect match. We all expected her to recover fully. But it seems her work was finished, and God took her home.
I’ll miss her very much. She was so funny, and so passionate about conservative values and her Christian walk. She had struggled with health issues her whole life, but she never complained and never let it slow her down. Her Christian romances have a special depth, and I know that if you look for her books you’ll be blessed by them. In June, her next book is scheduled to release. She won’t be here to see ALL THE TEA IN CHINA on the shelves, but I want to make sure that all of you do. I’ll remind you when the time comes.
Please pray for her husband and two sons, who I’m sure miss her terribly. But Jane is walking with Jesus now, fully healed, her work complete.