I was first published at age fifty. I’d had some success as a photographer, but starting a writing career as an older author was a challenge with that urge to play catch up, to make up for lost time. Back when I was starting out a talented writer friend (a few years my senior) was becoming more and more disenchanted with her day job. She was a very successful Realtor, but wanted to be a very successful full-time writer. I knew where she was coming from. At the time I, too, was still tied to a day job far from my calling. We were both published writers, but our royalty checks weren’t paying the bills. Over coffee one day my dignified Realtor/writer buddy made a suggestion.
“We’re not getting any younger and we’re also not getting noticed. Why don’t we collaborate on a steamy romance novel? How long could it take to write sleaze? We’d be full-time, in demand writers and in the money before the ink was dry.”
Obviously, this gal had a quirky sense of humor and, apparently, so did I, because I agreed. The plan was to each write an initial first chapter and then compare notes and pick a solid direction for our sizzling project.
*****One of the projects I wrote in these my grandma years is the novel Dearest. It's all about mimes, magicians, puppeteers, a wayward clown, a prominent doctor, and a missing bracelet. If you were ever into magic you might remember popular magician and former Dean of American Magicians Jay Marshall. He was my father-in-law.
Link to books www.carolemarshallstudio.com
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