Remembering Gloria

Photo of a bouquet of flowers.
Photo by Marina Martindale

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks. My  dear friend, and proofreader, Gloria Gray, suffered a serious stoke earlier this month, and, sadly, she has passed away from complications.


Gloria was my proofreader for The Stalker,and The LetterShe had been a proofreader for a newspaper for many years, and was a delight to work with. Gloria had an eagle eye when it came to finding typos, misspellings or wrong homonyms. She would also let me know if a paragraph seemed ambiguous or confusing so I could change the phrasing. We used to talk about the characters and the things they did. She really loved my books, and was one of my biggest fans. I talked with her a few times about my current book in progress, The Scandal. She was really looking forward to proofreading it.


Gloria and I also shared a love of music. In fact, we met through a mutual friend who is a jazz singer. Sometimes I’d take her with me to a few other friends’ gigs. She always enjoyed them. 


People like Gloria don’t come along everyday. She had a good heart and she always had your back. She will most certainly be missed.


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