Thursday, 14 January 2010

Tragic News

I've been in touch with Terry Morgan whose novel was released this month. He has sad news. His son, Paul, died in a car accident on December 16 in Indonesia.

Terry wrote that Paul "begged and cajoled me to finish the book," and he was getting a copy ready to send to Paul when the phone rang. The second novel will be dedicated to him.

Terry, this comes to you and to your family with my heartfelt sympathy.

11 comments:

Alis said...

What terrible news. I don't know what to say, Terry, except that our heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family...

Aliya Whiteley said...

Thinking of you Terry.

Matt Curran said...

Terry, I think this is where words really fail to convey feelings and sympathy with what you are going through right now. As a new father I don't want to imagine what this is like - it's too heart-breaking.
Needless to say, Family Curran is thinking of you and your family, and wish to send our sympathies for what has turned out to be a tragic time...

Faye L. Booth said...

How utterly awful. As Matt said, it's nearly impossible to convey in words how terrible this is. My thoughts are with you and yours too.

F x

Deborah Swift said...

Something like this is the nightmare I know we all dread.
Hope you and your family are getting the sort of love and support you need after this tragic news.

Ellie said...

How unbelievably sad. I am so sorry to hear this, Terry, and my thoughts are with you.

Eliza

Frances Garrood said...

I can't add anything to what's already been said, except that I am so, so sorry, Terry, and I shall be thinking of you and your family.

Brian McGilloway said...

Deepest sympathies to you and your family, Terry.

Len Tyler said...

Terry - having just read this post, I am deeply shocked and saddened by your news. As a parent, I honestly can't think of anything worse. My wife, Ann, and I send our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

David Isaak said...

Tragic and incomprehensible. My deepest sympathy.

Terry Morgan said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and condolences. Intellectually we know that things will get easier, although they will never get better; emotionally it does not feel like that. Before you lose a child it is unthinkable; afterwards it is unbearable.