My tribute to Carole Gill



My tribute to Carole Gill

Over the weekend, my fellow Creativia and ASMSG authors were shocked, and saddened, to hear of the unexpected death of Carole Gill’s husband, John. They had just left for a much anticipated vacation of relaxation in Spain. Thank goodness they had friends traveling with them to help her with this crisis. I can’t imagine dealing with the death of your loved one while in a foreign country.
The news hit me pretty hard, as it’s only been 21/2 year since I lost my Bob. I know what she’s going through, having your heart torn in half, realizing you are no longer a part of a whole. Other than losing a child, the death of your spouse is the hardest loss to overcome.
I met Carole while I was floundering around in the thick mire of self-publishing. Between Carole and Julie Northrup, they helped me find my way, and their words of encouragement have led me to where I am now. Without them, and Bob’s stories, I have no idea where I’d be now. Probably on a Funny Farm. So, thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart.


Carole indicated that she won’t be wiring anymore. I know right now she’s feeling this huge void that she has no idea how to fill, and the furthest thought from her mind is writing. It also doesn’t help that John was very supportive of her and her writing career. She’s a very talented writer, and I fervently hope that she finds her muse again. This post is my small way of showing my love and support for her through these dark days.
Listed below are links to her author interview and reviews of her books I’ve read. You can even wander over to Carole’s website to read free chapter excerpts. Please let her know how much you care by sharing my post or buying one of her books. Thank you.





Hmm.  As I was going through my reviews, I see I missed the 2nd book.  I bought it, but it got buried in my kindle.  Sad smile

Unholy Testament – The Beginnings


Unholy Testament - Full Circle (The Blackstone Vampires Book 3)


JUSTINE: Into the Blood



Author interview with Carole Gill

Carole Gill

Amazon Author Page


I want to apologize to my followers for the overabundance of blog posts the last few days.  I’m in the process of bringing all my old posts from Blogger to WordPress.  I intended to bring them over slowly, but even our best laid plans go astray.  Anyway, Carole, I’m so sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy.   

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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7 Responses to My tribute to Carole Gill

  1. ginamoray says:

    Reblogged this on Moray's nightmares and commented:
    Carole Gill was also very supportive of me when I started to write last year. She introduced me to so many authors who have turned out to become good friends. My heart aches for her loss. I sincerely hope she finds the strength to write again as she was an amazing author.

  2. Reblogged this on writerchristophfischer and commented:
    Thanks Sahara for this tribute to our fellow writer Carole Gill. I’ve shied away from reading her horror books (so scared of Clowns) but I hear nothing but good things about them from those who were braver than me.
    I hope she recovers from this horrific sudden loss.

  3. carolegill says:

    thank you so much for this, Sahara Foley. I vaguely remember you said something about a tribute. My brains are still mushy now. i just saw this link in a tweet!
    thank you again. I know we share the same sort of tragedy and it is a bond.
    I hope to go back to writing. will see. I’ll try thank you so much also for the kind comments they mean a great deal to me!

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