Who knew when I wrote my novel, My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet), that the book would touch the hearts and engage the minds of so many women? They identified with Dr. Gwyneth Berke, a gynecologist divorced under (hilariously) awful circumstances after a long marriage. They empathized with recently widowed Kat Greenfield in her battle with serious health problems. They cheered on quick-witted businesswoman Fleur Talbot--never married but rarin' to go. And they laughed and cried along with these characters through their struggles and triumphs.
The response to My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet) was incredibly rewarding. "Thanks for showcasing women at midlife" was a major theme. "Why are we invisible? Why are we being ignored?" Also: "Wait until you hear my story." And they shared. Oh, did they share! Though my website www.tobydevens.com, at my book signings, on radio tours, in the Q and A's after speaking engagements, bright, energetic women like you shared their joys and heartaches. They also voiced their questions and complaints. And I had the privilege of talking with them and listening to them for which I will be forever grateful.
A consequence of those conversations has been my writing more stories about women in midlife. This blog is another. Welcome to Midlife Passions where we'll talk about topics we're passionate about--subjects that deal with our time and our place in a changing world. It's going to be interactive experience for all of us. So read on and write in. And let's have some fun.