The Corner Bookstore in Angel Fire, New Mexico., followed by Moby Dickens, Taos, New Mexico, and Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
Susan has been invited to present at the 2nd Annual NM Women Author’s Book Festival, September, 26th, Santa Fe, NM (directions and times to follow)
Boomers are not going quietly into the sunset; hence, baby boomer books cover the gamut. Want to have a better sex life? Learn to hang-glide? Date after sixty? Kayak the rapids? Start your own business? Boomers are redefining age—it’s only a number, isn’t it? And baby boomer books are there to help. How-to books fly off the shelves, but baby boomer books of fiction are close behind.
Boomers like to identify, see how others have coped with life problems. And thanks to living longer, some problems are new to this generation. Susan Slater, author of 0 to 60, wrote a baby boomer book of (barely) fictionalized autobiography. One part her life, the rest her imagination but right on in its approach to baby boomer issues.
Her heroine, Shelly Sinclair, a woman of sixty, wife of thirty-five years, is in for a shock. Instead of enjoying her husband’s retirement—anticipated grandchildren, trips to Europe, a house full of artwork—she’s dumped. Unceremoniously left to begin again and answer those nagging questions of self-worth, career choice, and possible mate. Hadn’t she done all that before?
This book also explores other typical boomer concerns—aging parents, sibling conflicts, plastic surgery and getting back into the game—once the rules are figured out. Is sixty an end or a beginning? Do they even make glass slippers in a size ten and a half? Shelly faces starting over with dread but a fascination—can she succeed? Find fulfillment outside family in new arenas? At this time in her life?
0 to 60 isn’t a how-to but chronicles real possibilities for those who see the cup half-full. Encouraging for women in her same predicament who might find starting over daunting, if not defeating. In short, it’s one of the best baby boomer books for women written by a woman—one who’s been there!
Looking for good baby boomer books? Get your copy of 0 to 60 today!