I had been trying for some time to catch up with a former member of Ten Penners in Lorraine Blomberg. I took this picture of her when I presented her with a copy of my little story I wrote to accompany her drawing. It was an entry in the Gold Coast Writers Paint and Prose competition in 2012. She was ill at the time and I had hoped her health would improve.
I put a post on my blog on the 2nd November 2012.
Just days ago I managed to contact her father in law who informed me she succumbed to cancer two years ago.
I was most upset. First that she had passed, and second that we didn’t know.
She was a wonderful person, a very talented artist and a generous contributor to the writing, editing and compilation of Fan-tas-tic-al Tales. She painted the cover and was very fussy about the colour in the final publication. We will be dedicating our next book to her. The Ten Penners miss our dear friend Lorraine.