Deric Longden Message Board

Liz from Buxton posts on 8/9/2013 11:56:23 AM Well done Jocelyn. I will look out for it. I hope the forum keeps going. I have "met" so many kind, wonderful, like-minded people through it. I think the grind of daily life takes its toll.
Jan Tenzer posts on 8/9/2013 11:52:59 AM Best of luck on your book Jocelyn. Susan and Heather, I know how you feel. We've been very busy here this summer with guests coming and going, but I've started with Diana's Story last week and plan to read all the others again. I'm finding comfort in them... as we all know, that was one of Deric's most precious gifts. Thinking of Aileen and family, and sending my love to all Deric's fans. Jan
heather dunn posts on 8/9/2013 11:31:40 AM thats fantastic news, Jocelyn. I will look out for it. Still so upset about Deric, my best wishes to his family.

sugeebas posts on 8/9/2013 11:27:37 AM Jocelyn, great news about your book, wish you lots of luck and plenty of sales. I will order one myself. It has been very quiet on this forum for some time, keep looking to see whether anyone has made comments, but alas none. Perhaps everyone feels like I do, numbed by our loss of Deric. I still haven't been able to get back into his books, I get all choked up, although I used at lot of his quirky comments in my daily life. Thinking of you all though, especially of Aileen and family. Big hugs all around, Susan
Jocelyn Wilby posts on 8/9/2013 11:14:23 AM Hi all you cat lovers. My children's book, The Quarry Cats, is finally being published on the 10th of September and is on Amazon already.I wish I could have sent a copy to Deric, who not only inspired me to write, but to write about cats. Love to everyone. Jocelyn from Brighouse.
Diana posts on 7/28/2013 2:36:24 PM I communicate with an old school friend now living in Perth, Australia. She currently has bursitis in her shoulder, so is meant to be resting it. They have recently acquired a cat that very definitely chose them and now rules their home. I recommended that she reads Deric's books on Kindle while she's laid up. She had not heard his name, but today I've heard that she and her husband have had a wonderful week reading some of Deric's work, re-reading it, and recommending it to their Aussie friends. A BIG THANK YOU to Annie, Aileen and all Deric's family for making his work available to all as you have. Deric will live on in his writing still capturing people's hearts as they do so. I often think of you and pray for you. Love Diana, Southampton
audrey posts on 7/22/2013 9:36:10 AM hello all,have been re-reading msgs! and just had to say what a wonderful group of people you all are, it is like 1 big family all sharing the same thoughts ect.God bless you all,thoughts are with Aileen and family thinking of you all; bye for now
sue hold posts on 7/22/2013 6:22:28 AM I've just logged on after a long time away. I am devastated to hear the news we have all dreaded hearing. My thoughts are with Aileen and all the family. A wonderful person has been lost to us and will be sadly missed but often remembered. Remember the laughter... Sue xx
kay posts on 7/21/2013 8:37:26 PM Hi everyone, I've just logged on here , first time in ages, and found the news I've been dreading.My heart goes out to Aileen, Annie and all the Longden family. Your loss is so much greater than ours but I like to think that, through Deric's wonderful writing, we are all 'family'. I hope you don't mind. Only last week I recommended one of Deric's books to a customer (I work in a library)which she loved and has gone on to read the rest.So Deric lives on in the heart of another fan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Kay. xx
sugeebas posts on 7/17/2013 10:55:42 AM Diana, have just found what you wrote (translated of course). Beautifully written. Deric wasn't a vain man and I do believe that he really never knew just what an impact he made on all our lives. Even if you are not a cat person, you cannot fail to love his books. They aren't only cat stories, they are stories of people and life, of a wonderful way to look upon life with all it throws at us. I will always hold Deric fondly in my memories. Sadly , it hurts to wonder how he family is going to cope not having him personally there. He may have left many wonderful memories, but sadly also a great big hole that can never be filled. My thoughts go out to them, always.
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