Demery was is one of the members of my writing group. For six years, Demery, Pauline, Linda and I met every other week to read our work and give each other "constructive criticism". In the summer of 2009, Demery moved away and left the three of us sadly floundering without her. Not really--we are sad without her, but not floundering. Just plugging away and working towards our dreams. Dem continues to be a huge source of support and encouragement even from a distance. Last summer we reunited our little group for a short writing retreat. And we hope to continue this tradition for many years.