Sad News

Kay RogalIt is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of our very own Crimson authors. Brenda Longstreth, who wrote as Kay Rogal, was the author of the Crimson Romance novels Sweet Revenge and Full Circle. She was not only a talented writer but a warm and amazing person as well.

Her obituary can be read here.

Kay remembered by Julie Sturgeon, Imprint Manager of Crimson Romance:

I was her editor for Full Circle, and in that role you are always concerned how an author will take it when you have to tell them something isn’t working in their book. Kay was not only not upset, she took it a step farther and said, “Well, if this isn’t working, I know this isn’t, either. ” She completely rewrote that book from scratch and was as positive and happy about that as if we’d told her every word was perfect. She always ended every email with a note wishing me joy or asking about my family. 
 
Full CircleShe was one of the most nurturing folks I’ve met. 
 
And from author Juli Page Morgan:
 
I wasn’t fortunate enough to meet Kay in person, but she was one of the first Crimson authors to welcome me to the fold. My Facebook posts on both my profile and my author page always had a “like” and a “share” from Kay along with words of congratulations, encouragement and support. She was the very definition of a kind, caring, supportive woman, and she will be sorely missed.

We are honored to have Kay as part of the Crimson family, and we would like to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.