A quirky novel with an unexpected journey of self-discovery
“Anne could pinpoint the night she became a felon,” is the opening line of The Closing and the beginning of a wonderful, fast-paced read that took me on several surprising twists and turns before I reached a most satisfying end.“
– Bobbi Lerman
The Closing twists and turns through some knotty entanglements while Anne, a middle-aged woman searches for happiness. She partners with her old friend and realtor, Trudy, to sell the homes of elderly, terminally ill people and then ‘close’ on a bit more than their houses. Conflicted about the moral implications of their business, Anne breaks away to take some clients on a Mediterranean cruise, meant to be their last hurrah. On this life-changing trip, she finds some unexpected romantic challenges while she struggles to find what is really important.
Nicole, a newspaper reporter, uses her post-divorce dating adventures as material for a series on midlife dating, under the pretense of investigating how older people look for love today. Along the way, she meets a hilarious cast of characters who aren’t quite right but provide some great laughs and interesting life lessons. These are true-ish stories, based on the author’s journey.
Enjoy a scene from the book: The Hot Date
See this performed Live
April 19th, Boston MA and May 5th at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA
Dating on the WRONG SIDE of 40:
Tales from the Trenches from a Gay and Straight Perspective
Performances and Book Signings:
The Hot Date, adapted from Dates Outta Hell, a novel by Jenny Hudson, where a great rating system for men backfires. It will be performed by Denise White, Susan Fiedler, and Jonathan Donahue.
Randy Ross, author of God Bless Cambodia, will perform excerpts of his transcontinental search for love.
Writer/storyteller Judah Leblang will divulge parts of his memoir, Finding My Place, and his show, One Man’s Journey through the Middle Ages, about life as a single middle-aged gay man.
Perhaps you are a visitor in Boston, wanting a fun souvenir of some of the history and the visual richness of the city. Or perhaps you live here, and would enjoy coloring images of personal significance in a city that you already love. With 24 images of Boston, historical information and photos, The Official Loving Boston Coloring Book is a unique tribute to a fabulous city to be enjoyed on many levels.
Jenny Pivor has spent her life in the worlds of design, technology and writing with some decade-long careers: teaching art, designing her own line of fleece outerwear, designing websites, and currently, running her self-publishing company, Merrimack Media. She loves to travel and lives with her husband in Boston, their ragdoll cat Misha, and their labradoodle, Mr. Darcy. Check out their photo website: lovingboston.com