Kamel & Lauren Perez

I received word this afternoon that my KDP Rep, Kamel Perez, and his beautiful wife, Lauren, were killed in a hit and run accident Tuesday. They leave behind two precious children.

Kamel has been my KDP rep for many years. Seriously, he was one of the nicest, kindest souls you could ever meet. He was always there to help whenever I needed it. I never had the pleasure of speaking to his wife, but I do know he loved her very much. He also adored his children.

Lauren was 35. Kamel was 38. This news is devastating. Many of the authors that Kamel helped over the years are reeling from the news.

The loss of these two wonderful people will be felt for a very long time. I am simply gutted by this. It was a senseless accident apparently caused by someone who was driving while impaired. I won’t say anything else about that, at least not for now.

A go fund me campaign has been set up. If you’d like to contribute, click here.

Kamel and Lauren with their two children.

My heart breaks for their children and their families. Please, keep them all in your prayers.