My guest today is Michelle Griep. I love the theme of her post, Sixty is The New Thirty. Her new book, OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, recently released on Tuesday, Sept 6. Read on to find out more about Michelle, and how you can enter to win a copy of her book, read on and leave a comment.
Michelle: Hero. What’s the image that pops into your head when you read that word? Big and beefy? Sporting the requisite six-pack abs and gleaming smile? You’re not alone. That’s the image that appears in most people’s minds.
But not mine.
I’m the rabble rouser who likes to rattle cages. Mix things up. Write a story where two retired sisters-in-law save the day. Why? Because contrary to popular belief, sixty is the new thirty. Think about it . . .
Life Expectancy is LONGER
Medical advances have banished or at least managed many illnesses that used to be a death sentence—and not just for the aged. Childhood diseases aren’t as much of an issue as they were, either.
Quality of Life is BETTER
Clean water. Plenty of food. A growing awareness that exercise should be part of your everyday life. All these things and more combine to make our lives way more stellar than that of our pioneer forefathers.
The Aging Market is GROWING
Baby boomers are booming, which is a reading market to be tapped. You think this population identifies with young bucks storming the castle? Maybe a few decades ago, but now the market is ripe for more mature heroes.
Armed with those facts, my writerly buddy and I penned a story set in a senior community. Here’s a blurb for OUT OF THE FRYING PAN:
Murder in Paradise whips life into a froth for FERN and ZULA HOPKINS. When the retirement center’s chef is found dead, the two ladies get folded in with the case. Their zany attempts to track down the killer land them in hot water with Detective JARED FLYNN. Should he be concerned about their safety—or the criminal’s?
But there are deadly ingredients none of them expect. Drugs. Extortion. International cartels. And worst of all…broken hearts, especially when the Hopkins sisters’ niece KC arrives on the scene.
Life at Sunset Paradise Retirement Village will never be the same.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. Historical romance is her usual haunt. THE CAPTIVE HEART is her latest release. Follow her escapades at www.michellegriep.com or www.writerofftheleash.blogspot.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
Thanks so much for being my guest, Michelle. To everyone reading this, Michelle is giving a hard copy of her book. Leave a comment for your chance to win. Until next time, blessings to all.