In a couple of months I’ll be celebrating my 70th birthday and I’ve decided to do it in a big way. I’ve been working on a novel for a long time now, and have sat by and watched most of my writing friends become published. While I couldn't be happier for them, I have to question myself as to why I've procrastinated as long as I have with my own work.
And then I thought…
If not now, when?
This next birthday has been haunting me, so I'm just going to go full speed ahead. This will be the year I pull out all the stops and give it all I’ve got. I have a four-book series in me that is dying to come out and I plan to pitch it at this year's New England Crime Bake in November.
Rosalie Chandler is a woman of a certain age. When she boards a cruise ship with her husband, Stanley, for their long-awaited cruise to Bermuda, she has no idea how much her life is about to change.
Feeling a little depressed over her fifty-something birthday, and, oh-by-the-way, that twenty or so extra pounds that seems to have crept up on her over the last few years, Rosalie is fairly certain that her life has begun to wind down. That is, until she meets six women only a few years older than her own daughters, who welcome her with open arms into their newly formed clique.
When the group decides to gather their wits and sets out to solve the mystery of a missing crew member, they, and Rosalie (dubbed, "Rosie"), by her new circle of friends, realize that she has a knack for all things investigative which makes the group look to her not only for motherly advice, but for clues and insight into the disappearance as well.
Rosie is funny, smart and heartbreakingly fragile in this story of a woman looking for her place in the world when she doesn't seem to fit anywhere, anymore.