Last updated on 16 December 2020
They always say that no matter how much they are lived, death will be an eventuality… That happened to one of my favourite authors, Rachel Caine. Author of The Morganville Vampires and a few other epic books.
But, on the 19th of September 2020, I found out she failed cancer treatment. And very shortly after, on the 1st of November, she passed away.
She has helped many people. And one of them was me. As a young girl, I first discovered her when in town one day with my grandma. I walked into WHSmith, and there it was. Glass Houses and Dead Girls Dance. I said I wanted Glass Houses- so of course, I got it. Better to try book one first than go onto any others before that come after book one. And from the first sentence, I was just glued.
From the characters, to even the detailing of the place, down to the description of the Glass House and everything, it was just immensely well written. Then I got Dead Girls Dance. Then Midnight Alley. Then Feast of Fools. Right up to Midnight Bites. I have all 16 books of this series.
I remember one day, emailing her about my book, saying how much I loved her books etc, and she was the most friendliest person you could ever meet. So down to earth and willing to help. Willing to do what she could from where she was vs where I was. She game me tips on how to write my book, how to get all the descriptive wording out there, how to flesh things out, how to babble on about stuff, without it seeming to be a babble and shared what music has helped her etc while writing. She even recommended books and online courses to help me. And, when I published, I got a message from her saying how amazed she was at how I managed it, how I managed to get it published during Covid, and also how amazing she thought it was.
And it was all thanks to Rachel.
Thank you Rachel Caine (aka Roxanne Conrad)… You have helped me and inspired me more than you will ever know.