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August 16, 2010

As I write, someone I love is lying in a coma with severe brain and spine injuries, following a car accident last Sunday. I am not planning to write about this in detail as the purpose of my blog is not to upset people or make them feel sad. I only mention it here because some people already know about the accident or have read about it in the newspaper, and might wonder how I can continue to write about the superficial details of my life in the circumstances.

The answer is that it allows my mind, however briefly, to escape from the painful image of a small room in a neuro-chirugie unit where by a delicate arrangement of tubes and machines, one poor soul is clinging to life.

comments (15)

1. Posted by Loraine on August 16, 2010 5:22 PM

Hi just wanted to say my thoughts are with you at this awful time and hoping that things improve for you and your loved one. xx

2. Posted by Jill on August 16, 2010 6:09 PM

Having spent the last few days reading your books i feel i know you. My thoughts are with you and your loved one.

3. Posted by Jasmine on August 16, 2010 7:27 PM

Wishing your loved one a stroke of divine intervention and a quick recovery. Warmest aloha to you both.

4. Posted by sherry on August 16, 2010 11:00 PM

Don't ever feel you have to explain yourself. Sending lots of love and best wishes.

5. Posted by Josephine on August 17, 2010 10:20 AM

Your blog, as your books for that matter, is ( I think) the true reflection of your life, not a Walt Disney version of it. No apologies needed for making people 'sad'. What happpened is very sad. Bon courage for everything.

6. Posted by Sharon on August 17, 2010 6:16 PM

I have been following your blog since reading your wonderful books (just finished the 2nd one yesterday)...wishing you and your loved one all the very best xxx

7. Posted by Lyst on August 18, 2010 12:32 AM

Absolutely agree with all Josephine says. So sorry for what you and your loved one are going through.

8. Posted by Nina on August 18, 2010 2:51 PM

Bon courage!

9. Posted by Vanessa Vinos on August 19, 2010 4:59 PM

Absolutely agree with all the comments here. Sending you thoughts and prayers from Spain.
Remember-miracles do happen...........alot!

10. Posted by pierre l on August 21, 2010 7:26 PM

I too am hoping for a good outcome for your loved one. Thinking of you.

11. Posted by Joe on August 23, 2010 2:11 AM

You and your friend will be in our prayers.I am sure your entire fans will wish the same.Please share your with us what you thinks is appropriate and we wish you all the best

12. Posted by Carol Gee on August 23, 2010 8:26 PM

Karen, so very sorry to hear about your dreadful news, you are in my thoughts and prayers - have faith, love and best wishes to you both x x

13. Posted by Gwenda on August 25, 2010 7:28 PM

9 days since your post, your many friends wait to hear an update at this very difficult time for you, we are all thinking of you.

14. Posted by Dee on August 31, 2010 2:13 PM

Karen, devoured your first book whilst on vacation in the Dordogne two weeks ago, came back and promptly order the second, which I am half way through. Have today stumbled upon your website. I clicked on, wanting to send my thanks for the joy your writing gives, but having now learnt of the recent crash, would like to add my sincere best wishes to you and yours for a complete and speedy recovery. You deserve so much happiness having given it to others through your books. Dx

15. Posted by Loraine on September 1, 2010 6:42 PM

Hi Karen, Just returned from Brittany having nearly finished your new book which I'm enjoying immensely. So pleased that there seems to be some progress in your loved ones condition and may it continue.

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