I have been living in interesting times

Right around Christmas of 2015 my elderly father was admitted to the hospital after falling down. At the time, he was on his way to have a dialysis treatment. My dad recovered from the fall, but reentered the hospital only a few weeks later. He is now suffering from mild dementia and has trouble walking.

About a week later, one of my three sisters had a stroke that she is still recovering from. She. like my father, is in a care facility and receiving treatment. She is also having trouble walking.

Last month, one of my other sisters died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  When I received the call and was told the horrible news, I was shocked to learn of my sister’s death. She was closest to me in age and we shared similar tastes.

Needless to say, my mind was not on writing and publishing.

However, after spending days wandering around in a fog of confusion and sorrow, I resumed work on my latest book. Although my concentration wasn’t what it should be and I lacked energy, it still felt good to be writing again.

You know, many of you have written to me and thanked me for writing my books, but it is I who should be thanking you. Without you to read what I produce, the act of creating would be far less sweet. So thank you for reading my books and for supporting me in my endeavors. It means a lot to me and it makes the solitary hours spent writing seem less lonely.

Anyway, over the past week, I seem to be back on track and have adjusted to what I’ve come to see is the new normal. Although my dad is still living, I can’t really converse with him as I used to, and I will never have the chance to talk to my sister ever again.

When I sat down to write this post, I simply intended to inform you that TAKEN! 18 is available as a pre-order. Instead, I bled all over the virtual page and vented about my troubles. I hope I haven’t been too depressing, but I guess I needed to talk to my readers, my friends, and to let you know what was going on with me.

Thanks again for reading my books. Also, please love and treasure your family. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

—Remington Kane

15 comments on “I have been living in interesting times
  1. Pamela Long says:

    Prayers for you and your family and this hard, sad time you are all going thru. Keep writing as we, your readers, really enjoy your books.

  2. Molly says:

    I don’t know if you believe in a higher being or any organized religion and I don’t want to offer any of the usual staid comments. But I do want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. It is so difficult when the bad stuff seems to just stack up one right after the other. Been there and done that! I am glad writing helps, I know reading has been my saving grace many many times. Take care of yourself during all this and hang in there.

  3. Stan Lee says:

    So very sorry for your troubles. My father suffered through the same thing.

  4. Ralfela Gray says:

    Oh my goods, I am so glad as one of your readers your were comfortable with us to share your heart rending story. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. Someone once told me that in the times of sorrow you find your greatest peace in the things you love which in your case is your writing. I commend you for the strength you show to continue on in your work and produce amazing books. May god bless you in every way. Thank you again for all your hard work. I am reading taken 18 as I leave you this message.

  5. Sherry Schulz says:

    My prayers are with you. Looking forward to reading more of your work. I have enjoyed being a beta reader for you.
    Big fan Sherry

  6. Richard Unger says:

    Mental health at best is a fragile being.
    I hope you have a support system available either within and/or outside of your family life…I can tell you from being in Nam that this to shall pass and while you never forget the angst you eventually become able to live and thrive by balancing thoughts with fond memories.


    Richard Unger

  7. Remington Kane says:


    I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement and let you know that I’ve read and have appreciated them all.

    Unfortunately, the new website still has bugs and half of the comments are showing up in white text. I can still read them in any event and I thank you again for your words of comfort.


  8. Delphy Lopez says:

    so sorry to hear of your troubles, seems bad things come in threes? so you are done and life will improve greatly for you now. I’m currently in Cusco, Peru (I don’t speak Spanish) an adventure I am having, off to Macchu Pichu to visit the empire destroyed by Spain.

  9. Lon Frye says:

    Donald, we are sorry to hear of the trauma going on in your world right now and we are praying for you and your family. Please know that your readers love your work and stand by you always and we thank you for sharing your creative story-telling with us. God Bless

  10. Natona says:

    I am sorry for your loss and the devastating issue that you have been facing. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Cherish the memories and stay strong. Your writing has touched your fans and we hope being eager fans has touched you.

  11. Remington Kane says:

    Okay, it looks like the comments section problem has been fixed and now all the posts are visible.

    Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes. They mean a lot to me.

  12. Tee says:

    I’m so, so sorry about your losses. Words cannot express how sorry I am. I truly know what it is like to see your family shrinking before your very eyes. May peace be upon you as you deal with this.

    I’m glad you are writing; it is cathartic, as you, yourself, have discovered.

  13. Michael says:

    Very sorry to hear about your families health troubles. I ask that if he has not one, to have your Dad receive an MRI of his brain and check that the dementia has not been misdiagnosed, while instead having Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. That is an all too common occurrence, and would explain the trouble walking more than having dementia.

    Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

  14. Remington Kane says:

    Thank you, Michael. That’s good information to have.

  15. Rose Marie says:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad and sister. You are so talented with your words and I wish I had some worthy of giving back. My prayers are with you and your family.