A message from Lucinda’s family
To Lucinda’s friends and readers around the world:
We are so sorry to have to tell you that Lucinda died peacefully on 11th June 2021, surrounded by her family, who were so important to her. We realise that this will be a terrible shock for most people, who won’t have been aware that Lucinda had been battling cancer for four years.
Shortly before the publication of ‘The Missing Sister’, Lucinda announced an eighth and final book in ‘The Seven Sisters’ series, promising to answer the question at the heart of the story: Who is Pa Salt?
Before her death, Lucinda was able to write several important passages alongside detailed notes on the story. She expressed a clear wish that her eldest son, Harry, should complete the series if the worst were to happen.
We can today confirm that ‘Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt’ will be published around the world in Spring 2023, co-written by Harry Whittaker.
Lucinda and Harry worked closely together on The Guardian Angels series for children.
‘Mum has passed on the secrets of the series, and I will keep my promise to her in sharing them with her loyal readers. Rest assured that in Spring 2023, the whole world will know just who Pa Salt is and why he adopted the sisters.’
We thank those of you who have allowed us the space to grieve, and those who have donated so generously to Mary’s Meals.