Writing again

Tarzan getting comfortable He’s determined to sleep on my keyboard.

So, just a quick post to say I’m back in the saddle, and after three years have resumed writing. For those of you who have followed my trials and tribulations, I’m saddened to report that both my parents have passed away. My mother in October 2022 and my father in December 2022.

Yes, ultimately it all ended rather abruptly when they lost the ability to swallow and medical intervention was necessary. In hospital both of them contracted a superbug which ultimately did not respond to antibiotics and resulted in sepsis. There was nothing that could be done, though my dad fought valiantly in ICU for nearly four months before he succumbed. Due to my mother’s bad heart she was gone in two weeks. It was both a shock and a release.

My brother and I have been to hell and back, but we have survived, and are trying to resume our lives. Though I’m still sad, I’ve started writing again. So I’m going through the first Merlin book, just to refresh my memory, and then starting on the second. I’m not making any promises, but I hope to have the second book out by the end of the year. Thanks again for all the support I have received.

About Niki Savage

Author of the Crossfire Trilogy, the Blackstone Chronicles, and the Driftwood Trilogy, available at Amazon. Find me on Twitter @nikisavage http://nikisavage.com

Posted on February 9, 2023, in Books, Merlin Series and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Niki,
    Reading this has made me cry for you. I hope you are okay. Hug that brother of yours and send my love and support. You can reach out in direct message if ever needed.
    Looking forward to your new stories. Hope to see more of Blackstone.
    Thinking of you ,
    Your penpal


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    • Thank you, Tonya. It’s lovely to hear from you again. Yes, things have been very difficult the last three and a half years and the last six months in particular were just awful. But we’re recovering and I’m just thankful that my brother and I could be there for our parents. I had my finger on my father’s pulse when his heart beat for the last time. He was so afraid of death his entire life and I’m grateful that he passed peacefully with us by his side. Now all we can do is move on and try to remember the people my parents were before dementia destroyed their minds. It really is a horrible, cruel disease.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Much love.


  2. Wanda Esposito

    Hello Ms. Niki,  I’m very sorry for your lost, my most sincere condolences. I perfectly know your lost as my parents passes one week after the other. I’m sure writing again will help, my therapy is reading. I’m glad you are planning to write again. I have read your books at least twice. My favorite is the Crossfire series. Looking forward for the next Melting book, will read the first one again too once the 2nd comes out 😏.  Stay safe and healthy.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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    • Thank you for your kind wishes, Wanda. I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books. Writing is my therapy, as is reading too. When I lose myself in a new manuscript, nothing else matters. I’ve been gone too long from my characters. 😉And yes, the characters from Crossfire and Driftwood were my first love.
      Wishing you a wonderful day. 🤗

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