I deeply appreciate knowing the answer to my question, which has been the same as all of yours. Thank you.
Thank you Judith M. for the numerous hours of entertainment, the laughter, the tears, the joy. Your books actually take me into another world. There, I experience right along with your characters that seem real to me. I have all your books and every three years or so read them all starting with Kingdom of Dreams and read them in story order, then when I am almost finished with the last book, I actually feel sad, even bereft, that the characters will no longer be a part of my daily life!
Please know how sorry I am for your losses. I have been concerned and wondering, and missing your talent. I am so looking forward to enjoying the next book. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with all of us these past years.