I like writing about heroine’s that have experience behind them. If a woman has had experience with love and relationships, she brings a sense of humor to the search for “the one”.
By the time a woman is over forty she should be all settled, know herself, have what she wants in life, right? But if she doesn’t, there’s a story to tell. A woman of fifty, like Sandra in my book Sleeping with the Lights On, has life experience to offer up.
What’s your take on the age of a heroine?
Excerpt from Sleeping with the Lights On:
I must admit, I not only looked good for my age (God, I hated that phrase), but I didn’t look fifty. Which explained the string of younger men I’d dated over those last few years. The May/December thing always seems so romantic and exciting at the movies or in books. Unfortunately, after I learned the two-step, the thirty-year-old cowboy in tight Wranglers didn’t have much more to offer. The Arizona State University student, whose daddy owned a radio station, had been fun, but I was old enough to be his mother, which made the relationship a little creepy. Sean, the Irishman, had wanted children. The whole younger man phase came to an abrupt end with Greg the Greek God as he fumbled with the condoms and blurted out his virginity status. What was I thinking?