I was so very saddened to read of Jeff's passing. I got to know him after reading, "The Girls From Ames". It was such a wonderful story, that I felt compelled to tell him so. I sent him a message saying how much I liked his book. He responded and we kept in touch ever since! In fact, he was very supportive while I was writing my own book. I am so sorry that the world will be denied more stories of his. I am planning to read, "The Magic Room", which will have even more meaning now. Deep condolences to his family. May you find peace in all the happy memories.