My sister Summer Storm aka Tammy Jo Peters has passed following a short battle with cancer. I do not have her gift for words. She is and will always be missed by her family, friends and fans.
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. – On Monday October 2, 2017, Tammy Jo Peters, 56, of Blythewood, S.C. (formerly of Colrain, MA) lost her hard fought battle with cancer surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Tammy was born on March 29, 1961 to Wilbur Lester and Vicki Sharon (Boland) Peters of Harrisburg, PA. She graduated from Mount Miguel High School (CA) as part of the class of 1979. She then joined the United States Army where she proudly served 7 years as a Communication Sargent. While serving, she met and married the love of her life Charles Edward Peters. They were married on November 15, 1982 in El Paso, Texas. They welcomed their daughter, Andrea Marie (Peters) Kelleher on May 1, 1985.
She attended Greenfield Community College for Business Management. She served as President of the Colrain Volunteer Ambulance Association, Inc. Tammy had worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina for the past 13 years. Most recently, she became a published author under her pen name “Summer Storm”. She was an avid hunter, who recently fulfilled a dream of hers on a hunt with her husband Charlie. She was famous for her blue ribbon pickles and salsa, which she grew, harvested, and canned herself.
Tammy is survived by her soul mate of the past 35 years Charles E. Peters, (55) of Blythewood, S.C., (formerly of Colrain, MA) their beloved daughter, Andrea Marie (Peters) Kelleher (32) , her husband Devon M. Kelleher and their son Deegan Michael Kelleher (10), of Shelburne Falls, MA, her loving parents Wilbur Lester and Vicki Sharon (Boland) Peters of Hurricane, UT, sister Sharon Kathleen Terry and her children and their families, brother Jeffrey Alan Peters and his wife Trisha Ann Ybarra Peters and their children, brother Noel Daniel Peters, his wife Stephanie Peters and their children, brother-in-law Michael Peters and wife Amanda Peters and their son, sister-in-law Terrie Lynn (Peters) Billiel, brother-in-law Michael Billiel and their children and families, and sister- in-law Tammy (Peters) Stevens and her family.
Tammy was preceded in death by her beloved sister Deborah Dawn Peters (CA).
Tammy’s final wish was for no service to be held. She wants everyone who has been a part of her amazingly beautiful life to celebrate her and not to mourn her.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the “Deegan Michael Kelleher Education Fund”, c/o Greenfield Savings Bank, Memo: “Deegan Michael Kelleher Education Fund”, 58 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Hello my readers and friends.
I need to pass on some news.
My cancer has returned. Found out on Wednesday. It has travel to both of my lungs and spread so quickly it is not operable. Chemo and radiation does not work on the type of cancer I have. Oncologist has started me on a drug that will hopefully keep it in check and/or reduce the cancer cells. This just frickin sucks.
That being said, I’m going to keep fighting this shit. It will not get the best of me.
I’m still working on The Lovers but it is taking sometime. I’m exhausted all the time and have been napping a lot. Still working my job. I’m exhausted when I get home.
I bought Dragon Speak so I could just speak what I want to write and guess what, I can’t get the damn thing to work. Keeps saying my mic is off when it really isn’t. Gong to call tech support tomorrow.
I want to thank all of you for being patient with The Lovers. I promise it’s coming.
Love to all of you,
Hey everyone. I’m back and ready to dig back in. As I noted before, book 2 will be delayed. So here is the update since the surgery. Docs believe they got all the cancer when they removed the kidney. They also removed some lymph nodes and took a bunch of sample from all around to have them tested. Cancer was found in the lymph nodes around the kidney that they had removed, other samples showed no indication of cancer. So right now it’s a CAT scan every three months for the next three years.
So now that all that is out of the way…
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So I’m in to book two around 45K words, which is just a little short of half way through. I’m getting back to writing now that I’m feeling so much more like myself. Sex scenes are flowing. I wrote a scene in Quin’s sex club (shhh don’t tell anyone about the sex club) that I’m told in really intense. Let’s just say in involves a whole lot of the male species and one woman.
I just want to say thanks to all of you for being patience as book two moves forward.
Hugs and kisses to all.
P.S. Here is something for all of you.
My dear readers,
I have been putting this off but I can’t any longer.
I was diagnosed with cancer in my left Kidney. They found three masses. It will have to be removed on Monday. The last two weeks have been rough. Tests. appointments and a shit load of blood taken, ending with see the surgeon to find out there may be a complication with the surgery.
After the MRI results came back, one of the cancer masses has sprouted what the surgeon calls a tendril. It has made it way into the major artery connect to the kidney. He won’t know what to do until he gets in there. There are two outcomes. 1. If it is still free floating it will pull out with the kidney. 2. If it has attached itself to the artery wall. This makes the surgery more complicated and they will have to remove that piece of the artery. Good news is my right kidney is healthy and no signs of the cancer in any other of my lower organs, lungs or brain. As my daughter and mom told me, “you can live with one kidney”, so very true.
Well there it is. I’m doing good. Once I found out what it was all I wanted was the game plan and timeline. I don’t know what to say other than I’m keeping a positive attitude and I will kick this thing.
Needless to say this will delay the release of The Lovers, book two in my Enigma series till early fall. I will be down for a couple months and may not get everyone an update till then.
But just to leave all of you on a good note here is another teaser.
Love to all of you.
Here is teaser three. And I so want to do what he’s asking.