In this blog:
Notes from Joy
BOOB Girl Talk for your groups
New Offers in The BOOB Girl Series
Two people let me know another old person was writing books about old people for old people. One thought my ideas had been stolen. Not so! But oh. How I wish I had thought of this!
Chris LeGrow, an Omaha cop, has written two books: The Senile Squad and The Broad Squad. The story is of a retirement (really an extended care) facility for retired cops who do sneaky, rogue, undercover work to catch bad guys.
Chris, Ted and I had a long, fun coffee yesterday. He and I want to grab a couple of bar stools and talk about writing what I mentioned above – writing books by old people about old people for old people.
We like each other, we fit well, we laugh a lot together. We will make good conversation sitting on those bar stools. Now - - We need your help.
What should we talk about?
A couple of thoughts:
1. Start out with our history – Chris is a cop almost ready to retire He’s seen a lot of death and mean stuff. I was a bereavement specialist and saw a lot of grief and mean stuff, too. How did we end up writing comedy mysteries?
2. Put the names of our characters in a basket, have five names drawn, and talk about those characters.
3. How we picked names for our characters.
4. Events in our lives went into our stories.
We need about five more ideas. That’s where you come in.
What else should be include?
What should we title this hopefully fun, entertaining, and informative conversation?
Shoot me off some ideas, BOOB Girls! If you were in the audience, what would you lie to hear? Email me at: email@example.com or call or text 402.639.2939.
1.One BOOB Girls Birds Poster:
Janet found one lonely poster (size of a small movie poster) by Jim Campbell of the BOOB Girls as birds. From Left to right: Esmeralda St Benedict, Maggie Patten, You (because there is always room for one more at Table 12, Mary Rose McGill, Robinson Leary, Marge Aaron, Hadley Joy Morris-Whitfield, Patty Whack. And below is Marge’s red cane and the evil Finigan Farquer peering around the tree and “lurking.”
First one to respond saying you want it gets it for $30.
2. Any Six Books for $60.
Take your pick, first six, last six, mix and match. A great way to start a collection or fill in the missing ones. Click HERE!
3. An idea for a very special gift.
Read the A Note from Joy below then order The BOOB Girls book I for a friend with cancer. Type the words You are my Chemo-Sabe on a piece of paper and write a note to go with the book.
4. Mother’s Day – Buy The BOOB Girls, The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12 as a Mother's Day gift, FREE SHIPPING. Click Here!
A note from Joy
I received this touching letter from Rebecca. Thank you, Rebeca.
I know you can't remember everyone you meet but I have to say, your books helped me. I met you when you spoke at our library. Last summer I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cervical cancer on my right lung. Found that the cancer is in my blood, not curable but plan to keep it in remission as long as possible. Had lung surgery, chemotherapy, lost all my long blonde curly hair. I have been dealing with my dad's health. But reading and thinking about your books has been life changing emotionally.
Here’s the idea mentioned above: send the first book to a friend with cancer and let her know you are her Chemo-Sabe. Click Here!
Now that things are opening up some, I will be available for speaking. At least I HOPE we’ll be opening up some! The BOOB Girls Talk will be shorter, 30-40 minutes, and will be available only within 150 miles of Omaha. And there is an entirely new, delightful talk: The Gun Found at Marks. Complete with gun!
Talk 1: The BOOB Girls – the Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12
Talk 2: The Gun Found at Marks (true story in book XI)
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 402-639-2939.
These are laugh out loud talks that include how older women are beautiful and BOOB Girl Books will be waiting for you.