Back in December 2007, which is, like light years in blog time, I posted a “Good Shit vs. Shit To Avoid” for Lois, who was looking for escape-reads with supreme happy endings because she was about to undergo massive chemotherapy.
Not only did the Bitchery come up with a fabulous list, but several asked me to put them in contact with Lois directly so that they could send her books to help her through her painful convalesence.
Today I received an update from Lois, who is the second wildlife investigator to sight the Heaving Bosoms:
I have IT. In my hot little hands. And I’ve never been more excited (yes, I probably need a life). ITS bosoms might even be heaving, which is good since mine can’t due to the mastectomy. It’s nice to have something heaving around here right now.
I contacted you months ago about regency romances. I was in a somber (read pissed off and glum here) mood and I was hoping to calm myself down with a nice round of Regencies. Your readers—the smartest people on the planet—gave me loads of suggestions and I nearly took them all. And for months I’ve thought to write to let them know I’m still hanging in there, because at least one wanted me to tell her how I was doing.I’ve thought to write you, but wasn’t feeling up to par. Since I’m back in chemo the odds of me feeling great day to day are just a guess.
But today I’m feeling good so I thought I’d stop by and tell you I have your book and to thank everyone again for contributing to the Regency list. Thank you ladies.
Thank you for the update Lois. Our bosoms are heaving for you. Please continue to kick cancer’s ass.