| Update on Rob & What You Can Do



Update on Rob & What You Can Do

25 Aug 2011, Posted by JaydaSteele in Blog, News

Hi Everyone,

Rob is still not doing well. As a matter of fact, since my post yesterday, she has gotten worse. πŸ™

Lots of questions have been coming in on what you can do for Rob, where you can send gifts/cards/flowers, etc. etc.

There is no physical room to send any gifts to because Rob is still in ICU. She cannot log onto her computer to read anything. I know how strong of a relationship Rob has with her Reavers, which is why I wanted to be as straight-up with you as possible without divulging the kind of personal details that I’m not at liberty to post.

I asked her mother what we COULD do – if ANYTHING – and her response was, to buy Rob’s books and share them – that buying her books would make Rob happiest.

Please know your supportive comments and love has been helping her mother as much as it’s helping Rob. And I know Rob can feel the power of your love and prayers. Her mother has been speaking to her as often as possible, letting her know how much you all love her. So please keep it coming. And As far as sending gifts, flowers or cards, buy her books instead.

My hope is WHEN she gets through this, she’ll come out of it and see a big boost in sales that would show her how much we all have been pulling for her.

You all are wonderful… she is so blessed to have such amazing fans.

Until I get an update from her mother, no news is good news, okay?

{{Group Reaver Hugs Directed at Rob Thurman}}

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  • sauce

    maybe put up a paypal link…? i can’t afford a whole book right now, but i can lend a dollar or two. and i’m sure people already have all the copies of her books like me.

  • Ginevra

    I’ve just recently discovered Rob’s books. I loved the first one I read so much that I snapped up as many as I could afford to buy in the last couple of weeks. I had no idea until today about her being in the hospital. I and the friend who turned me onto her will be keeping her in our thoughts and sending positive wishes her way.

  • Pam Roberts

    I hope your better soon, Your in my prayers.

  • Karen

    That’s an easy request! Was going to B&N tomorrow anyway! Sending healing vibes Rob’s way!

  • Darcy

    Love thoughts and prayers for you and family. Tweeting your books, and know that you are loved so much. Prayers on the wind you and yours.

  • Mike Chesta

    Jayda, thanks so much for the updates. We’re all pulling for Robyn, and will keep checking for any new info on her status.

  • Miss Bliss

    Just bought some books last night! Sending good thoughts for a strong recovery.

  • Qwill

    I am pulling for you Rob. Healing thoughts, gentle hugs, and love being sent to you!

  • Jackie Kessler

    Prayers being prayed; positive thoughts being thunk. Pull through this, Rob. Please.

    I’ll be buying bunches of her books and doing giveaways.

  • Sam

    Thank you for the updates. I have all of Rob’s books and have loved everyone of them. Best wishes for a full recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  • FireDancer_Cat

    Fellow Reavers,

    I’m going to be at Dragon Con over Labor Day weekend and I intend to buy as many of Rob’s books as I can afford (I’m a full time college student which basically means I’m destitute) and give them away at D*C. The idea is to set up in one of the main walk-throughs with a suitcase full of books and give them out to passer’s by asking them to just read a couple chapters and give the book away to someone else before buying the books themselves. If any of you are going to be at Dragon Con and want to help, whether it’s to just to drop off a couple of books to give away, or help me to explain what we’re doing and why, please feel free to contact me!

    Myself, a friend, and my boyfriend are also going to be dressing as Cal, Niko, and Rafferty on Monday, and I think it would be a great boost to Rob if all of us at the Con dressing up as her characters did a big group picture that she can see. I know she won’t be able to make it to the Con herself, but I firmly believe she’ll be better by then. (We’re thinking of you Rob, every day, and we know you’re just as tough and determined as all the characters we know and love. Get better soon!)

    If anyone would like to help with either of these please contact me via twitter (@FireDancer_Cat) or email (eaglesfire/@/gmail/./com minus the slashes) Thank you so much!

  • Mad_Bonnie

    Sending my prayers to Rob for a full recovery. I’m glad her Mom is by her side, and I’ll send her prayers as well.

    Jody Hedlund once put a post on her blog about how to support your favorite authors. Reavers, check it out:

  • sarah krugler

    I hope her condition improves asap and I thank you for keeping us in the loop. I’ve really enjoyed having contact with the authors of my favorite books. I’m at the end of book two of Cal and Nikon right now. Its awesome! Anyways her and her family are in my prayers. I pray for her swift recovery….we are going to need more book to get lost in. πŸ™‚

  • Breanna

    Thanks for the update Jayda.
    I’ve got faith in Rob that she can pull through. I just hope it’s soon.
    In the meantime we’ll keep buying books and spreading the word.
    Reavers assemble!

  • Jen

    Thanks so much for the update. Of course I wish it was better news, but I have to believe that the good news is right around the corner. Stay strong Rob- we all love you and need you! All my best wishes and positives thoughts are going out to you!

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  • Andi


    Thank you for the update, though I wish the news was better. Rob has hit a special note with so many people with her writing. How often do you see such passionate fans for an author? I am thinking of her constantly and hoping with all my heart she will recover. Meantime, I will buy more books and spread them around the campus where I work. These kids need to know the delight of reading a Rob Thurman book.

  • Erika @ Badass

    Healing thoughts headed your way Rob.

  • Heather F.


    I’ve been a fan of yours ever since I first stumbled upon your books, and they’re on my “must recommend to others” list whenever I talk books with friends. I will do my best to pimp them out even more right now.

    I am hopeful that your online friends and fans and the cast of characters in your mind are able to assist your family and friends who are physically by your side by sending prayers, good vibes, and/or healing energy your way. We’re all rooting for your recovery!


    Thank you for being the news bearer and for keeping us updated.

  • Melankalia

    You have all my prayers, wishes and hopes for a swift recovery. My thoughts were with you so often yesterday that I actually dreamed of Cal and Niko (and not in the “mmm hawt” sort of way either). Get well soon, this world needs you and your snark.

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Much love to you, Rob & family. I’m off to buy books now.

  • Dawn C

    Thanks for the update! All Reavers are appreciative. I wish her well. πŸ™‚

  • Nic

    Just spread the word of her books to my english lit class in uni πŸ™‚
    some have already orderd them!!

  • Amy D.

    Saddened to hear of her accident & that right now things aren’t going well… My wishes for her speedy recovery!

  • Krys

    If that’s what it takes, then I’ll start buying them and stocking the local libraries. >.>

    God knows the places in this hick town could use some good literature. Get well! All my well wishes!

    • JaydaSteele

      You and me both, Krys!

      • Peg

        And me, as well! The library branch I habituate here in Orlando actually has all of her books, but I’m gonna see if they want a second or third set! Thanks, Jayda! Huge Reaver hugs from Orlando for Rob too!

      • Nora-Adrienne Deret

        Jayda, if you are interested. My kid sister Debbie Sprague is with Premiere Radio if you’d like to put out a blurb to go to the indie radio stations around the ocuntry.

        She’s also on FaceBook

        • Jayda

          Thank you so much, Nora. i will definitely consider that…

          • Adrian Phoenix


            Anything I can do to help, please let me know. I’ve been spreading the word on Twitter and Facebook about Rob. I have all of her books, but will pick up more copies to give to friends. I’m a fellow UF writer and have been chatting via email with Rob for a few months. I really appreciate your updates!

            Rob, I’m thinking of you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery!!