Jackie Barbosa is one of my author friends. She lives in San Diego and we’ve known each other for years. She’s been my roomie at RWA and RT. She knows a lot about the publishing industry. I like her as a person and an author.
Last week her 16 year old son died in a car accident on his way to school. Her family is devastated and I’m just so, so sad for her. I can’t imagine what she’s going through. The details for his memorial fund are here.
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.