The VIPP Report: Mystery author Sue Grafton dies after a two year battle with cancer

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Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin, The411 on WHAS11 TV, ABC Affiliate, Louisville

(Louisville, KY)  The author known for her masterful books of mystery starting each with a letter of the alphabet has died.  Sue Grafton died on Thursday after a two year battle with cancer.  WHAS11 spoke to the author in August in Hopkinsville at the solar eclipse.

Grafton’s Hometown Hero Banner was dedicated in 2016.  The 27′ x 40′ banner is facing the east wall of the Springhill Suites/Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 132 E. Jefferson Street.

The Louisville native went to Atherton High School and later went on to graduate from the University of Louisville.

Grafton’s novels have been published in twenty-eight countries and in twenty-six languages.

The author’s family just posted a statement on her public figure page on social media.  Here’s their statement:  

“Hello Dear Readers. This is Sue’s daughter, Jamie. I am sorry to tell you all that Sue passed away last night after a two year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve. Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly. Sue always said that she would continue writing as long as she had the juice. Many of you also know that she was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows, and in that same vein, she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name. Because of all of those things, and out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.” 

So, now we know that there will be no “Z” in Grafton’s series.  It will end with “Y”.  

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer just posted this statement on his social media page:

The world has lost a great talent and prolific author in Sue Grafton — and in Louisville we have lost a citizen, friend, neighbor, a master gardener and hometown hero. Her legacy will live on through her words, which will entertain and thrill readers for generations to come.”

Sue Grafton was 77 years old.  Stay with Sherlene Shanklin and WHAS11 Television in Louisville for the latest information.  

If you have a story idea, send it to me at The411@whas11.com or thevippreport@vippcommunications.com.  

Twitter: @sherlenemediapr #thevippreport 

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The VIPP Report: Ring in the New Year in a “SUPER” Way

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Let your “last supper” of the year be at Superchefs

(Louisville, KY) We’re in countdown mode to see 2017 to come an end.  As part of Superchef’s New Year’s Eve Celebration we invite you to Superchef’s Final Dinner Service. You get to enjoy a five-course meal, “Chef’s Whim”, alcohol pairings and then a champagne toast at midnight for $100 per person.

The celebration begins at 9:00 pm and ends shortly after the ball drops at 12:30 am. You can come alone or bring a date.  We guarantee you will have a good time and end your year with great food, fellowship and fun atmosphere.

If you are interested in attending the “Last Supper”, please call and make reservations because seating is limited and you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to eat a variety of delectable dishes from one of the industry’s top chefs, Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson and his dynamic team.

Darnell says “I’m really excited about our final dinner service.  It signifies the ending of one endeavor but it’s also represents the beginning of something new.  We all need a fresh start, so why not bring in 2018 around friends while enjoying the “Super Chef” experience.”

The author of “Knowing is half the fight…Cooking is the other” will share with his guests what’s ahead for the restaurant and opportunities that will give him more visibility not only in Louisville but nationally.

Super Chefs located at 1702 Bardstown Road in the heart of the Highlands.  To reserve your seat you can call 502-409-8103 or by going to www.eatsuperchefs.com/.

We would love the opportunity to have Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson on your show.  He can discuss the “Last Supper”, Superchef’s new lunch delivery service and/or his book while preparing one of his famous dishes in studio or by doing a live shot from his kitchen please contact VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

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The VIPP Report: Superchefs add a new service and it caters to their busy customers

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(Louisville, KY) Have you ever got so busy that you didn’t have time to stop for lunch? You are not alone. Also, many have good intentions of eating leftovers but once you get them to work you just can’t bring yourself to eat them.  So, after many requests and inquiries, Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson has decided to add a lunch delivery service.  All you have to do is call in your order and/or go to their website to place your order.  While you continue to work, Superchefs will prepare your order from their specialized menu created by Superchef and bring it to your office.

The food will be made fresh daily with a protein, starch and vegetable. There’s also a dietary menu with no sodium, sugar, carbs or gluten free.  As well as offering vegetarian meals.   You don’t have to stand in line nor sit in a drive thru to eat fast food.  The lunch delivery service is affordable and there’s no delivery fee.

Just think about it.  For five-days you can eat a healthy meal for only $60.  For that price, there’s a minimum of three days.  If a group of 15 choses this healthy alternative their cost is only $50 with a minimum of three days. Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson also says “You will never eat the same thing more than twice a month.  This is an enhanced version of food prep service. We make it daily. Let me help you stick to your resolutions when it comes to eating healthier and dietary/weight loss goals. It’s like having your own private chef.”

Super Chefs located at 1702 Bardstown Road.  To reserve your lunch delivery service, you can call 502-409-8103 or by going to www.eatsuperchefs.com/.

To setup an interview with Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson please contact VIPP Communications by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

VIPP Communications is your one-stop public relations, marketing, branding, audio/video production firm located in Louisville,KY.  To learn more about our services and/or to book Superchef contact us at booking@vippcommunications.com.