I am so sad and shocked about the passing of the brilliant, beautiful and kind Luciana Ricciutelli. I still remember the last time I saw my beloved publisher and friend at the Toronto launch of my novel The Allspice Bath and how she gave me this big, warm hug and welcomed my sisters, too, with the same enthusiasm and generosity. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with her. I will miss her emails, her kindness, her encouragement and her friendship. She nurtured many writers over the years and gave our voices a chance to be heard. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and children. My deepest sympathy to her family, her colleagues, her friends and everyone at Inanna Publications. Thank you, Lu, for everything. Rest in peace. With love and gratitude.