Did despair overwhelm her? Heck, no! (Well, I should say, it threatened, but she overcame the dark emotion.)
Instead, her two absolutely MARVELOUS critique partners, Cathy MacRae and Dawn Marie Hamilton, came through with copies of all the chapters of her latest book they'd critiqued (which was all of them). So the author put them side-by-side and compiled their critiques, then put the compiled version side-by-side with a blank document and rewrote the story.
She'd had this wonderful former publisher, too. The publisher had saved the first three books she'd written and published through Turquoise Morning Press, along with all the art work and the document reverting all rights, including art work, back to the author. Such a relief.
Everything the woman lost had been recovered--at least, everything of importance.
You'll never guess who that woman was. (Or maybe you already have....) It's true. That crazy woman was me. (See the Picture at the top right of this blog. It wasn't what I looked like on that awful day.) The dirty deed happened last July, and the books are now almost ready to begin uploading them once again. So, if you loved the original series, check back with me in a few weeks and I'll have some good news for you. Ditto, for those of you who want to read them for the first time!