Great news — Elaine Viets is on her way home today, only a week since suffering a stroke. I told you she’s a fighter! Here’s the latest update from her friends Kris Montee and Barbara Parker:
Nobody thought this would happen so soon, but if you know Elaine you know she wasn’t going to sit still for this for long. When Barbara asked her where she was going, she said "Home, then I-Hop."
[…] She’ll need home nurses for a while, but Elaine Viets is definitely on her way back. Elaine is very tired, but there are no signs of paralysis, and physical therapy is scheduled to begin Monday.
[…] Elaine’s her main concern — and she has expressed this herself — hooray! — is that her new Dead End Job mystery, pub. date May 1, will fall flat without her being available to promote it. (She was scheduled to tour for it, but that’s out of course). So, instead of buying food or sending flowers, we’d recommend that everyone contact his or her local independent bookseller and order two copies of MURDER WITH RESERVATIONS, and encourage everyone they know to do the same. The best present in the world for Elaine would be a spot on the NYTimes bestseller list.