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)
Women and writing never before seemed like such a perfect match-up. Always in the shadow of their male counterparts, women and writing never seemed to garner the spotlight. Of course, there were the occasional To Kill a Mockingbird or Gone with the Wind , but not the consistent top-of-the-list winners usually written by men. But things are changing and nowhere is the combination of women and writing more noticeable than in some of the newer subgenres of women’s literature—Chick Lit, Hen’s Lit and Women in Jeopardy to name a few.
We can all hear the predictions that boomers are recreating mid-life and beyond but to live it as women; well, that’s a different story. Novels like Susan Slater’s 0 to 60 poignantly describe the challenges and heartbreaks of finding oneself without a husband, caring for elderly parents, and trying to put a life back together—well past the age of what used to be considered “prime”.
Would sex and a sixty-year-old woman even be uttered in the same breath a few years back? Women and writing what’s real and what’s happening now have changed that. Life is seen more as a continuum—not necessarily a lifeline with barriers. This book aptly shows how very true this is. Shelly Sinclair finds herself, establishes a new career and makes decisions as to how important (or not) a man is to her life. Love, lust and triumph at sixty. Women and writing bring empathy to those coping with life now.
Looking for a great example of women and writing? Get your copy of 0 to 60 today!