No book tour for Laurell K. Hamilton's 'Affliction'

2013-07-02T07:29:00Z 2013-07-03T23:24:10Z No book tour for Laurell K. Hamilton's 'Affliction'By Jane Henderson jhenderson@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8107 stltoday.com

Laurell K. Hamilton won't be signing her new book, "Affliction," which goes on sale today. 

Apparently the popular St. Louis County author was suffering from an affliction of her own. The ailment kept the best-selling writer on the couch and unable to plan events to promote her latest novel about vampire hunter Anita Blake. 

She writes about the unidentified trouble on her blog, saying, 

"It’s the 20th Anniversary for Anita Blake and I’m not touring. I’d planned on it, but what I hadn’t planned on was getting sick for about three months. It started with my doctor thinking it would be a simple fix, and then that I needed a certain kind of medical specialist, but that wasn’t it. After two and a half months of crippling pain and other unpleasant symptoms that kept me pretty much either on the couch, or in bed, just trying to doze through it all, finally found the right medical specialist. One thing I learned from all this is that every doctor has their bias and are more likely to diagnose in certain areas, as opposed to other areas, and if its not in their area than you, as a patient, must be more proactive. It would take me far too long to finally say, enough, and help figure out what medical specialty I needed. But in a way it’s a crap shoot, they test scatter shot and hope they hit it, which is pretty frightening to realize, actually. The right doctor, at the right moment, with the right information, is a true life saver."

Thankfully, it sounds like Hamilton is now recovering. Read a review of the urban fantasy "Affliction" in the July 7 A&E section. 

 

Jane Henderson is book editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Follow her online at stltoday.com/books and on Twitter @stlbooks.

Copyright 2015 stltoday.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

ACTIVATE YOUR DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Jane Henderson

Jane Henderson

The book blog is a place to nuzzle up with authors, publishers and bookworms and talk about issues related to books. What were the best books you read last year -- or ever? Will the new Kindle reading device make books obsolete? Set your book aside and start typing.