Hey there, everyone! I’m sorry to have to announce that I have to cancel my appearances at BookLover’s Con in May and RARE Rome in September. I worked everything I could to try and make things happen, but at this point, I can’t.
During the summer, my mother was diagnosed with middle stage Alzheimer’s disease. She’s still independent mainly, living just down the road (less than 2 minutes by car, about a 10 minute walk), but whenever I have to be away, she needs to have someone else around just to keep an eye on her. During those two events it’s not possible and I can’t leave her on her own, so I have to cancel.
If I’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that family and health have to come first. I hate that I’m disappointing readers, but I promise you it’s for a good reason. Hug your loved ones because you just never know when they won’t be around anymore.
I’ll still be at Apollycon in March and RWA National in July!
February 2nd, 2019 at 1:52 pm · Link
hope everything goes well with your mum , love your books .thank you for taking time to still write, waiting to read the next goddess with a blade book.
February 8th, 2019 at 9:06 am · Link
thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We lost my step mother to that two years ago. So I know what you are going through, just wondering if you will be still doing the Brown kids still. Love all your books look forward to more.
May God be with you
March 1st, 2019 at 3:50 pm · Link
Hey Lauren, just do you and take care of your family and yourself that is all. We care and respect you and will not stop supporting your wonderful writings. You are a JOY and blessings to you and yours. Laters. Monica T.
March 11th, 2019 at 5:03 pm · Link
Lauren, I am so sorry to hear this. You will be missed, but you need to take care of your family. I will keep you, your mother, and your family in my prayers.