Update: fire

28 Jun

I’ve been inside of the burned out place I used to call home. It’s pretty bad, smell-wise, and everything is ruined. My books have been ruined. My Michelle Sagara, Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Lilith Saintcrow, Christine Feehan, Ilona Andrews, Caitlyn Kittredge, Phaedra Weldon, Karen Chance, Debra Cooke, etc…all gone. Every book I’ve reviewed on this site, gone. It’s sickening. I want to cry. Very few books were saved.

My Sookie series was being borrowed so its fine. It’s going to be a while until I have a nice library and I miss it already.

Well, enough of my whining. I’ve moved into a new place with plans to stay for six months. Long enough to get my shit together and find a house for my girls and I. I’ve got to contact publishing houses about my change of address and hope they’ll understand why I need to change it twice in a year. (Once to where I am now, and again when I find a perm. home.)

Any suggestions? comments?


23 Responses to “Update: fire”

  1. Karen Chance June 29, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    Hey Scooper,

    So sorry to hear about the fire! Send me your addy and I’ll mail you copies of my books.



  2. Meljean June 29, 2009 at 2:04 am #

    Oh no, Scooper 😦

    I’ll be happy to send copies of mine (even if you don’t read them, you can sell them *g*) and I think I have some extra copies of Briggs and Singh here. I can get them together and send them out if you e-mail me your address. (Unless you’d prefer to wait until you’ve found a permanent place?)

  3. Nalini Singh June 29, 2009 at 2:07 am #

    I’m so sorry to hear about the fire. I hope you can find a place soon.

    I’d be happy send you some books. Maybe I can coordinate with Meljean 🙂 Just email me your address when you’re ready.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried June 29, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Okay, they are only books. They WILL be replaced. Most of them.

    Best of all, you’ve now got room for better friends. Books that are MORE special (and frankly, after seeing the offers above, those books would be more special. Just like that.)

    Now that I’m done being pragmatic, Yowch. Let me know if I can help at all. I’ve got a TON of points at BookMooch I’d be glad to throw into the cause.

  5. Ilona Andrews June 29, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    So, so so sorry.

    Email me your address, and I’ll hook you up.

  6. MarnieColette June 29, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    I have a bunch I have posted to paperbackswap.com – member name – lunapen… check them out and if you want any I will send them to you. A person shouldn’t be without books. I hope you and everyone else you love are okay.

  7. Sara J .Henry June 29, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    If I had an email address, I would happily send you an Amazon gift card – so you could get books when convenient, whatever you want.

  8. Leslie June 29, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    When you get a chance email me your address and I’ll send some things for you and your girls. Take care. (((hugs)))

  9. Holly June 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    Oh Scooper, I’m so terribly sorry. I haven’t been around much recently and didn’t even realize you’d gone through this. How horrible. 😦

    My book collection is numbering somewhere around 6000 and I’d be more than happy to share them with you. Just send me an email with you address and I’ll be happy to send you whatever you want. You know, I have every book Feehan ever wrote.


  10. Veronica Wolff June 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Totally unfathomable…I’m so sorry. I have a slew of books, plus my own, and would be happy to pull a bunch together. Just email me your address and I’d be happy to send a box along.

  11. Holly June 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Also, I don’t think the publishers will mind you changing your address twice in a year. I suggest explaining the circumstances when you email them initially and mentioning then that your address will probably change again. I’m sure they’ll be very understanding.

  12. Lisa Marie Wilkinson June 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    This is heart-breaking. I love my books and I know how I would feel if I were to lose them. Please e-mail me your address. I think I may have a few duplicate Feehan copies around, plus I’ll be happy to send you my debut novel, too.

    Bless you.

  13. Has June 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Oh Scooper
    I am really sorry to hear this- I would love to replace some books or get you an amazon giftcard as well.
    Has x

  14. Fantasy Dreamer (Donna) June 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Hi Scooper,

    If you like Jacquelyn Frank’s Nightwalker series, just shoot me an email with your address and I’ll get those mailed out to you asap.

    Take care,

  15. highlandlove June 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi Scooper, I have a bunch listed at paperbackswap as well, my id Wilma(Wendy) is if you see one or two or more you’d like just send me an addy to send them to.Also if you could get me a list I can see what I can do to get you some books. I’m soo sorry for all you are going through.

    Oh and please let me know what kinda books your girls like. I’d love to send each of them a book or two.

    highlandlovesong at yahoo dot com

  16. scooper June 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Thank you everybody for all the support, well wishes and offers to help me make a new book collection. I appreciate it more than I can say and have emailed everyone of you individually. If you didn’t get a reply email just let me know or email me directly at sdcooper54@yahoo.com.


  17. Tracy June 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear about your fire! I’m so glad that you and the girls are fine!

  18. Sue June 30, 2009 at 2:03 am #

    OMG Scoop! ANYTHING I can do, just ask. I can’t replace your collection, but I’ll send you any that I have. I happen to have a few copies (now re-released) of my book laying around if you want one 😉 Do the girls need anything????

  19. scooper June 30, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    Tracy and Sue: Thanks for the good vibes. They are greatly appreciated. Things are much better than they were last week and I expect for them to get better next week.

  20. Sara Saint John June 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Scooper, I’m so sorry to hear about your disaster. About 4 years ago, I survived a tornado. Any disaster is a life-changing event. The clean-up and other details are exhausting. Please, remember to take it easy and take care of you along with the girls. Ask for help. Everyone understands. And, when you are settled, send me an email with your address. I’ll be happy to send you my two novels.

    Hugs from someone who’s been there,
    Sara Saint John

  21. Carolyn Crane (CJ) July 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Scoooooper!! This is horrible! Since you’re probably snowed under with books now, I’m going to think about something else…like a Target gift card. Who doesn’t love Target?

    But I’m sure there are so many things your can’t replace. I am just really so sorry to hear about all this!!

  22. Rose G July 15, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of the fire. I am so sorry for the loss of your home and the things you lost. I would like to send you something or books if you are still wanting some. Contact me at: patoct at optonline dot net.

    Pat L.


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