Most of you have probably heard that Roxanne Jones, the CEO of L-Book, my publisher, passed away on September 26.
I’m a writer and a psychologist, so I work with words all day, but in situations like this, I don’t know what to say.
When I first met Roxanne (almost to the day five years ago), I didn’t have much of a clue about the publishing business. Back then, L-Book wasn’t a traditional publisher but was “just” publishing computer-generated audio books. Over the course of the past five years, L-Book and I grew together. L-Book added e-books and then paperbacks. Roxanne was great with all the technological aspects of (e-)publishing. She was the first lesbian fiction publisher who offered her books for the Kindle, and she made it a point to keep up with new developments.
It’s very hard to imagine L-Book without Roxanne, but I’m glad that her legacy and ideas will continue without her.
My condolences to her family and friends and to my fellow L-Book authors.