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deepestAuthor Jackie Barbosa’s 17 year old son was killed last week in a head-on collision on his way to school. Understandably, she is completely beside herself.

Follow her twitter for updates

I’ve known Jackie online for a couple years now, and as I grieve with her and for her, there is something we can do. She is establishing a memorial fund for her son.

All the information and donate button for the Julian Fraire Memorial Fund can be found here

Another thing that can help is to buy her books. From Jill Sorenson’s blog:

“Jackie is an excellent writer of smart, sexy books. I reviewed her debut novel, BEHIND THE RED DOOR at Romance Divas. If you like contemporary romance, you might want to try SKIN IN THE GAME, with a football coach heroine. Or her recent novella, CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT. I wish her peace and comfort in this difficult time.”

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I want to say I’ve read Behind the Red Door, and I liked it.

So if you get the  chance, pick up one of her books, donate to her son’s memorial fund, or just offer her your condolences on twitter. I’ve gone through something similar and I want to say that every sincere comment can make a difference.