No, I don’t have the words…

We… our community, our world, her family… lost a vital, vibrant author, Sandrine Gasq Dion.

I knew her in passing; a couple of shared laughs and a few heartfelt discussions about the tightness of things. Very brief moments but quite vivid. Small bits of words and intersecting moments in person. Online we crossed over a few places and we also shared a narrator, an oddly intimate kind of bond… like having a close familial connection with someone you’re not related to.

She was brash, spangly, and unapologetic…all of the things I admire in a woman. I adored every moment I shared with her because of her vitality and brightness. We liked the same kind of men and cats, something I will always chuckle over. She brought the genre to its knees more than a few times and well, steamed up quite a few windows.

Sandrine, you will be sorely missed. The universe is a bit darker for your star having left us but we are thankful for the stories and memories you created while we were fortunate enough to have you with us.

19 thoughts on “No, I don’t have the words…

  1. Sadonna

    Sad beyond words. I went back a looked at my reviews – I discovered her books over 5 and half years ago. I read the first four in one day. She was such a presence. I loved seeing her at GRL and missed her this year when she was at another con this past weekend. We will miss her and her stories so much 😦

  2. Dani Fujikawa

    Her books carried me over a month of bed rest because of a disc hernia…. I’m still in shock over this. Can’t even imagine how her family is feeling right now.

  3. Ericka Walden

    This is so so sad… I feel for her family and friends and readers. She was ALWAYS very quick to chat with me on FB about a variety of things, not just her books! A great lessons from this tragic loss?? Hug your loved ones! Tell the people you love that you LOVE them! Say a kind word to someone today and everyday. ~E

  4. Sharon Cox

    I’m so sorry to read this. Something that I was certainly not expecting. She will be missed.

  5. tweetybyrd

    So shocked. She was one of the 1st authors that introduced me to the MM world of literature. I just purchased her most recent book a couple of days ago. I was awaiting the weekend so I would have uninterrupted time to savor it. Now I don’t know when I’ll be able to read it. So very sad for her family, friends, & fellow fans.

  6. Sue

    I’m so shocked/sad. Loved her as an author. I just can’t process this – think because I had a long day at work. 😦

  7. This is so sad. I hadn’t heard this at all. My condolences to her family. Her stories are some of the first I read in the M/M genre.

  8. This was lovely. My thoughts are with her family and friends. Terrible, terrible news for the M/M community and her fans that adored her.

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