Brief Hiatus

Just a quick note to let you know I’m taking a short break from blogging and will probably not respond quickly to emails, or other communiques. My nephew Stephen, 27, died unexpectedly yesterday (they think it was an asthma attack, as his inhaler was in his hand, but I understand they’ve scheduled an autopsy to be sure). I’m not in the city my nephew or brother lives in, so I’ll need to travel once funeral arrangements are finalized and won’t be around.

If you’re the praying type, keep my brother, his wife and their two surviving sons in your prayers, as well as Stephen’s girlfriend and 4-year-old son.


About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at
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10 Responses to Brief Hiatus

  1. RJ Crayton says:

    I want to thank everyone for your condolences. They are much appreciated.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Stephen. I lost my mum recently so I know the shock, anger and grief you must be going through. I hope you find the strength to get through this and my thoughts are with you all. x

  3. Jeri says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that and will be thinking about you and your family.

  4. DV Berkom says:

    I’m so, so sorry, RJ. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way and to your family.

  5. Dale says:

    I am so, so sorry, RJ. My prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

  6. L. Rita St. Claire says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  8. Mel Parish says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. How terrible. I’m so sorry and of course I will remember you all in my prayers.

  10. All our prayers RJ, travel safe.

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