Thursday, March 21, 2013

Boomer Lit Friday - March 23

Thank you for stopping by to participate in Boomer Lit Friday, the meme where authors of books featuring Baby Boomers get together and post excerpts from their works. 

Our snippet today is from I.O.U. SEX. Reading June's high school diary inspired three friends to search for their old boyfriends to make amends for vetoing sex when they were teenagers. Divorced from Stan for about a year, in this scene June is getting dressed for her first meeting with Denny, her high school steady, when thoughts of her ex-husband intervene.

She added silver hoops to her ears and straightened her shoulders for a last look in the mirror. She turned sideways, patting her not-so-flat stomach, frowning at her not-so-perky breasts.
     Stan's criticisms nagged: Is that cellulite on the back of your thighs?
      Now she answered him in words she'd never spoken aloud. "Shut up, Shithead, and get out of my mind. I may not be perfect, but for a woman my age, I look pretty damned good."


Boomer Lit Friday

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25 comments:


  1. Whoohoo, June! You got that right!

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    1. Shelley, we had great fun "helping" June think up dirty names to call her ex-husband, and we made sure Shithead Stan deserved every single one of them!

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  2. Isn't it great to be a grown-up woman of our age!

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    1. You got that right! Sandy and I are two old broads who enjoyed writing this baby-boomer romance!
      Sandra Allen

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    1. Thanks, Laurel. It was great fun working on Stan's "lack of character" and writing about June's response to him!
      Sandra Allen

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  4. GOOD FOR HER!!!! I hate those obnoxious head-voices.

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    1. Kathleen, I think June must have felt the exact same way.
      Sandra Allen

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  5. Definitely Boomer Lit. Loving the excerpts. Looking forward to reading the book.

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    1. Michael, when our book was first published, my brother (who also happens to be named Michael)read it. This surprised me, because he never reads books. But he said he related to it and that he loved it! I hope you enjoy reading I.O.U. SEX too!
      Sandra Allen

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  6. Voices in the head are the worst because you can't walk away. Good for her for sending it packing.

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    1. Once June was able to send Shithead Stan packing, those voices weren't far behind.
      Sandra Allen

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  7. Again, you nailed it! Funny and REAL! So looking forward to reading this.

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    1. Sandy and I had so much fun writing this book! One question that we often get is, "Which one are you?" LOL. We find it hilarious that people think "we" are the characters we created in our book. Hope you enjoy your time with June, Kiki, and Peggy!
      Sandra Allen

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  8. Very relatable, except for guys, it their gut, not the cellulite thighs. I like the light-hearted, fun style of your writing.

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    1. Thank you! We certainly had fun writing it. One of the nice surprises we discovered is that men liked our book too. I think that amazed us both.
      Sandra Allen

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. This is definitely a case of "write what you know." In my case, nothing is quite as firm or perky as it used to be.

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  10. Seriously enjoyed this book.... fun, but very real and great characters. It's on my recommend list... I do it all the time. But even my 32 year old niece really loved it! So it's NOT just for boomers

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    1. Hi, Jacquie. You just made my day! We've had quite a few younger women say they enjoyed the book, sometimes because it gave them insight into the lifestyle and attitudes of their mothers. We sincerely appreciate your support.

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  11. June is a great character. But then, all three of them are. The story of June and Denny was mmm-mmm good.

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  12. Thank you, Lynn, for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad you like our characters as much as we do. They're like old friends to us!

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  14. Good for June! I want to spend more time with her.

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