Virtual Memorial Service for our neighbor Roxanne Conrad (aka Rachel Caine)
The live stream has concluded and the recorded memorial can viewed on Rachel Caine's Youtube channel.
Rachel/Roxanne's virtual memorial is set for Tuesday, December 15th at 8pm Eastern Time/7pm Central Time. It will be live-streamed on the Rachel Caine Youtube channel . Please keep in mind that this is my first time streaming directly to Youtube, and I apologize in advance if there are any technical issues.
Should the live-stream not work, a video of the memorial will be uploaded to the Youtube channel. This video will also serve as a virtual tribute wall and we encourage fans to leave their stories, well-wishes, and love in the comment section for Rachel's friends and family to read over at a later time.
We hope you can join us to honor the legacy that Rachel/Roxanne has left behind. While she may be gone, her words live on.
"This is a beautiful card and note that Roxanne sent to my granddaughter in May after she and Cat opened the Little Library. Roxanne was so sweet to write Kallie. It shows the true side of Roxanne - always going the extra mile to make someone feel special."
- Connie Sawatzky
The Passing of our neighbor Roxanne Conrad (aka Rachel Caine)
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Roxanne Conrad, aka Rachel Caine. Roxanne lost her fight with a rare and aggressive cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, on November 1, 2020.
Roxanne served previously on the BVWNA Board for e-communications and was a good neighbor to many. She and her husband Cat put a Little Library with a reading bench in their front yard on Newport Drive to encourage reading. Roxanne would be please if neighbors continued to visit the Little Library, to take a book, to leave a book, and to enjoy the fun of reading.
Roxanne was known worldwide as thriller, science fiction, and young adult writer Rachel Caine. With over 56 books in print and millions of copies sold, she was a popular guest at conventions in the United States and around the world. Her popular book series include the young adult Morganville Vampires novels, the Great Library series, and the #1 bestselling Stillhouse Lake novels in adult thrillers.
“Roxanne is-was-and-ever-will-be one of those rare people every bit as amazing as she was talented. She put others first. Not just when it was convenient. Not just when she had nothing better to do or felt there might be something in it for her. During even her hardest times, including this latest, life-ending battle with cancer, she was an activist, an ally, a philanthropist, an author uplifting other voices…. She left her mark on all who knew her. We are all richer for having her in our world, and I won’t say poorer for her having left it, because she leaves behind her legacy that will always be with us.”
-- Lucienne Diver, Agent, The Knight Agency
Due to the Covid pandemic, and Roxanne’s personal wishes, there will not be an in-person memorial service. However, the family is making arrangements for a virtual memorial service and more details will be released on that in the coming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of American Emergency Medical Fund, or the Dallas-based Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center.
Social media tributes are appreciated and may be posted to the Rachel Caine Fan Page on Facebook, and @rachelcaine on Twitter.