Wednesday, February 3, 2021

IWSG: To Grandma Dragon: Celebrating the Blogging and Life of an incredible Woman - Josephine Wake!

 

 

It's been a while, friends. I wish you all a Happy New Year and hopes of some sense of normalcy as we humans keep our wits up against this pandemic. I had to pull away from social media in all forms for a time, and I'm compelled back to tell you about a dear friend and a compelling woman who is, sadly, no longer with us this year. You may know her as "Jo", who always had something flavorful to share on her blog, as well as sharing her life story for all to see. I also know her as Grandma Dragon, a special member in a group of bloggers and writers who've helped each other through this journey we call life.

I'm blessed to have know her, and I'm ever so grateful to her amazing eye for detail, a proofreader second to none who has left her mark in all my published works to date (and a couple still to come). For that and her friendship over the years, in honor of her legacy, I'm going to be dedicating my next book to none other than Grandma Dragon.

You are missed, but you're also flying high. Adieu, my dear friend.

Click here to learn more about Jo, and here to visit her beloved blog.

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Update: This might be a bit of an understatement, but it's been a hard year. Several things personal, medical, and so on has kept me away from writing, but I am happy to report that I'm getting back into it, even finished a first chapter for something new last week.

More to come later. I do not wish to take away from this special IWSG tribute. As always, thank you for visiting my edge of the interwebs.

How are you feeling now that 2021 is here? What is your favorite memory of Jo Wake? What are you making for dinner?

I'm David, and Jo is the Grandmother of Dragons!

14 comments:

  1. You were fortunate to have her as a critique partner. She was very generous that way, giving her thoughts on many manuscripts and cheering us along.

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  2. Sounds like a great lady who will be missed.

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  3. Jo was a special lady. I got to meet her and Matt several years ago when they visited NC.

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  4. Welcome back, and I hope that 2021 proves to be a better year for you.

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  5. That's great that you were friends with Jo. Sorry for all the challenges you had last year, but I'm glad you're back and writing.

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  6. I was sad to hear of her passing. She'll live on in your books which is a fitting tribute.

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  7. I didn't know Jo, but everyone's tributes have been wonderful. Love that picture of her!

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  8. I am glad to hear you're getting back to writing. Jo was very happy to do all that proof reading and I really think it's great that you dedicate your book to her. She was awesome. Dragon hugs, Sir David.

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  9. Grandmother Dragon has earned a dedication in many a book, I'd say, including yours truly's (providing it ever sees the light of day). Wishing you well, DPK, all the health and success you can handle.

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  10. I did not know Jo but I wish I had. Sounds like she spread her light far and wide by helping and supporting other writers. Glad to hear you're writing again and I hope 2021 turns out better than last year.

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  11. Hi David - well done on getting here for Jo - so pleased she was able to help you - sad she's gone. Good luck with things as you come back ... stay safe and all the best - Hilary

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  12. She sounds like she was a most special person. Hoping all goes well in your world from here.

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  13. I miss Jo. Our group is not the same without her.

    I'm glad you're writing again.

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  14. I think she will be remembered for more than her recipes.

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