The last post

Some of you may not know that my co-writer, Andrea, passed away earlier this year. She was the driving force behind this blog; after a lot of internal argument, I’ve decided that I wouldn’t feel right trying to restart the blog without her.
So this site will be closing down on August 1st, 2017. If there’s anything you’d like to save, please do so prior to that time.

Thank you all for being part of the community of writers and readers we built here.



4 thoughts on “The last post

  1. Ina – I’d completely forgotten about your close connection to Andrea. Now, I’m remembering what fun we all had when we did the project where each adult shared writing poems with a youngster or youngsters in their life. The poems I wrote to prompts with my grandsons for our blog “The Brothers Dragonosaurus” are amongst some of my favourite memories (especially I guess, because we’re estranged from the boys now).

    In any case, I was thinking how difficult Andrea’s death must have been for you. I liked her very much but will admit, I did find her hard to get close to/(she probably/felt the same about me)-her death caught me completely by surprise. I don’t think I even knew she’d been ill. I do remember her being quite a private person so perhaps it’s not too surprising…

    Just wanted to say, I’m sorry for your loss, Ina.Thank you for all you did do on this site. You and Andrea made a memorable team.

  2. Ina, I also remember that fun experience of writing with children! I got some great work out of the kids I tutored!

    Last year I started talking with Andrea about the Syrian refugees and she shared her story about refugees working on fixing th something for her in her home. We had great conversations on Messenger about her life in Denmark and she loved dentsmy YA book so much she wanted to use it with her class. But, though I offered to send her copies we never got to do that or have me talk with her students!

    When I heard of her passing I was surprised. She never told me her health was bad, though I knew she was in the hospital. She was open and friendly with me all the time. Maybe it’s because we knew each other for years as fellow ving poets. I wanted to let you know how sorry I was about her passing. It’s sad you are giving up this blog. It will be missed.

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