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Q & A WITH GAGA AND JUDILEE 

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In discussions with GaGa and Judilee, the question of age was brought up. 

QUESTION: "You are in your seventies, retired from the corporate world, and writing is a new career for both of you. Was this the plan all along?"

ANSWER: Nope. We're pretty run-of-the-mill, old, retired women. We sat next to one another at a morning mystery writing gathering and it worked. We discovered our complimentary styles, easy-goin' personalities, and we like to poke fun at our observations and opinions ... of which we have plenty. 

 

Our first book hit FINALIST in the Colorado Author League Awards and also a bronze in the Colorado Independent Publishers Awards. Yeah!

We knew then this is the bomb. We can share headaches, grow stories, meet talented people, and enjoy the ride.

QUESTION: You've written three books in the series: Paperback, e-read, and audio. What has this taught you?

ANSWER: 5 takeaways from reinventing retirement: 

01:

YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO BE A BEGINNER.

Writing three books in The Phoebe Korneal Mystery series, we are still beginners! So don't wait. Get out there. Try new things. Don't worry about breaking something.​ Besides, people like to help old ladies.

02:

SHE SUSPECTED SHE COULD, SO SHE DID.

Remember, it's perfectly acceptable to put your toe in first. This baloney about doing the "cannonball" for a start is...well...just baloney. Go ahead, dip the toe, Sister!​

03:

GUT INSTINCT DOESN'T START AT 70. LISTEN TO IT...

Something tells you to try it, use it, take the offer. That nagging something is your gut instinct. Use it.

04:

"LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR."

Thank you, Philosopher Goethe for this advice. If it's temptingtake the step! Trust in yourself. An ex-husband told someone (not us, just repeating what we heard), "What's the worst that can happen? You could fail? So?"

05:

CHANGE HAPPENS! USING IT IS OPTIONAL. 

New motto, "Every day's a new learning curve". Do you need it? Want t' try it? Can you figure it out? Totally up to you.

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PHOEBE KORNEAL

A LIGHT MYSTERY SERIES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF COLORADO

Official Website of Semi-Historical, Semi-Hysterical Fiction Co-Authors Butler 'n' Gabardi

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