WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
WHAT IS YOUR AGE?
63, soon to be 64
WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO (OR HAVE YOU DONE)?
I ACTUALLY HAVE TWO CAREERS!
CFO by day for a FEMALE-OWNED, award winning real estate investment firm (I LOVE my day job!)
Romance author of seasoned romance, with main characters over the age of 30 by night and on weekends (I LOVE my ‘night job’!)
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES?
Reading, sitting on the beach, going to baseball games, spending time with my family and friends. I have five beautiful grandkids and family time is so very important to my husband and I. I also love to cook! I started the Keto diet in July and have loved pinning and trying new recipes I find on Pinterest. Pinterest is very addictive…
WHAT EXCITES YOU?
At my age, a good bottle of wine and elastic waist pants.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THIS YEAR? NEXT YEAR? NEXT FIVE YEARS?
Complete two books I’m currently working on. Next year? Maybe publish another two. Five years? I’d better be living the high life of retirement!
MOST RECENT BOOK YOU’VE COMPLETED?
Relationship Resuscitation. It’s a joint project I was involved in with 6 other authors, called The Juniper Court Series. It was a blast and the books have gotten rave reviews. Check out the website for more on the other books: https://www.junipercourtseries.com/
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS?
The birth of my three kids, and the fact they’ve been raised to be productive members of society is probably my proudest achievement. Being married over 30 years to my silver fox hubby is another proud achievement. I had to give myself a pretty big ‘atta girl’ when I published my first romance novel back in 2013.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING YOUR AGE?
The best thing about being 63 is that I’m actually comfortable in my own skin. Am I fit and thin? Nope. Do I have a few wrinkles? Yup. Do I care? Not a bit. The aging process is a right of passage and if you savor the years you have left, I think it puts your mind and psyche into a harmonious homeostasis. (You can’t tell I’m a 60’s wild child, can you?)
WHAT DO YOUNGER PEOPLE GET WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE YOUR AGE?
I think the younger generation thinks because you’re over 60 that you’re ancient. You don’t have good sex or romance in your life, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth! You’re only as old as you feel, so why not live by the mantra that 60 is the new 40!
HOW IS YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE DIFFERENT TODAY THAN IT WAS IN THE PAST?
My outlook is definitely more stress-free, although I do find myself thinking about my mortality at times. It depends on the day, but on the whole, my outlook on life is positive and I can’t wait to see where the next ten years take me!
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I write 2nd chance ‘grownup romance from the other side of 30’ under Jennifer Theriot and under the nom de plume, J.D. Frettier, I write spicy romantic comedy from the after life, a series called The Green Room Chronicles. My titles can be found on Amazon:(Jennifer Theriot) http://amzn.to/1NmW2tA and (J.D. Frettier) http://amzn.to/2qGPS3V
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