In Memory of Zellie Blake

September 20, 2010

On September 5th 2010 the publishing community lost a fellow writer, Zellie Blake.  I'd love to tell you so much about her but I knew very little of her.  It was more of a chance passing.  Earlier this year I won a critique from Chimera Critiques and she was one of the writers that critiqued my work.  Upon receiving my critique she actually apologized for taking so long to get my critique back to me (like maybe a week) but the chemo was harder that week than she expected.  I was stunned and impressed.  How something as lowly as my critique still remained important to her even as she fought for her life.  This speaks volumes for a woman who chose never to give up.

Through Lulu she published the book she's been working on.  The proceeds from the purchase of that book will be donated to cancer research.  For more information please go to: 

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  1. This is a lovely a tribute to Zellie and her work. I didn't know about her until after you told me about her passing, but she seems to have touched everyone she knew with positivity and strength. Thanks for posting this link... from what I've read, that is the kindest show of gratitude we can do for her :)

  2. She's beautiful and she sounds courageous. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. She is beautiful and her determination is touching. Bless her and her love ones.

  4. A touching tribute. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  5. Thank you all for your words of love. It is just plain sad to be taken so young.

  6. I love that you've taken the time to pay such lovely tribute to someone that touched your life. What a tragic loss...


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