From Wannabe to Wife

This lovely review was posted on The author is Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M.Ed.

Linda, I can’t wait to see you add this to the reviews on Amazon,

Never Too Late



February 16, 2018

Last week I had the honor of hosting B. Lynn Goodwin, author of Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife on this blog as a guest blogger.  She wrote about how compromise and acceptance were important components in relationships. Her wisdom comes straight from the heart, as does her writing.

Lynn fills her memoir with humor, honesty and a growing, mature love that is often found in the lives of older adults. She pulls the reader in with her ability to mix just enough laughs with reality. 

The reality that she met her future husband on Craiglist may cause some to gasp in shock. However, I was nonplussed by the fact that this was the vehicle for their paths to cross. Life has taught me that some of the most wonderful relationships come about through some of the most unusual circumstances. But, what I wanted to know about was how did they make it work. (I soon learned, but no spoilers here…you have to read the book!)

Also, as a minister, I loved the spiritual aspect of the story. Lynn’s talks with God were heartfelt and real. She very eloquently showed her readers that leaps of faith are never easy. (Again…no spoilers. You must read the book to see what happens!)

I highly recommend this book to one and all! Never Too Late is one of those books that you can read cover to cover, because it is just too interesting to put down.

Never Too Late is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice, Her  memoir, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62was just released by Koehler Press.  

She’s written You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers and Talent, which was short-listed for a Literary Lightbox Award, won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award.

Goodwin’s work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers, Hip Mama, Dramatics Magazine, Inspire Me Today, The Sun, Good, Purple and many other places. She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network, and she is an editor, writer and manuscript coach at Writer Advice. 


Time for some Shopping

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife is getting this one which I found today. Thanks for sharing this with the world!

Words from K. Alan

Christmas is over, so I’m off to do some shopping. I’ll never leave my chair, of course—the idea of going out to shop has become almost laughable—but there are a few books waiting for me to buy, a few more almost certain to be discovered, and an Android e-reader that supports enough apps to overcome even Amazon’s false Kindle barrier.

In other words, while I struggle to do any writing, I might as well do some reading.

NeverTooLateMy first stop is to pick up B. Lynn Goodwin’s newly released memoir,Never Too Late. If you’ve read any of Lynn’s articles, coaching or other missives over at Writer Advice, you’ll already know that her style will grip you, but that’s not what appeals to me most about the samples of this book. What appeals to me most is that it’s written by someone who remembers when meeting people had…

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What does HAPPILY EVER AFTER mean?

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WHO: B. Lynn Goodwin with WOW–Women on Writing

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WHAT: Interview about

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62  

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WHEN: Today, January 29, 2018

WHY: Because this is a story worth celebrating


Richard and Lynn

Do I look happier than he does? 

Will this marriage last? 

How can I share my home and my life with a man I’ve known 7 months? 

What does happily ever after really mean?

I’d love to read your answers. Please post them.

Never Too Late is Launched to the World


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Never Too Late

What makes this book launch special?

Truthfully, it’s the characters and their story that make this book special. It’s not about the launch. There’s no big party to celebrate. Our party is an ongoing, everyday life that we live together. Who could ask for anything better than that?


Why should you care?


Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. But don’t worry. We have plenty of conflict and uncertainty before we arrive at that conclusion. Rejoice with us in a marriage that worked. Pick up a copy today. Never Too Late


Richard and Lynn

December 20th Approaches

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Can you help me get the word out that Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 launches on 12-20-17?

All you need to do is post this on your own blog, share it on Facebook, mention it on Twitter, or post to any Social Media.

Tell us where you posted it and you could win a free 1-hour consultation on a chapter, essay, or article.

We appreciate your help!


Never Too Late

Can’t tell you how exciting it is to have Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife available for preorders on Amazon.

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B. Lynn Goodwin’s third book. 

Instead of a sales pitch, here’s a short list of some reasons I’m grateful that I wrote this book.

  1. It helped me look at my relationship.
  2. It helped me look back at my relationship and see how far I’d come.
  3. It helped me understand myself and what is and is not within my control.
  4. Although I was nervous when Richard read it, he said it was all true, except for a couple of names and a date which he corrected and I changed.
  5. Writing this made me so grateful for the husby I finally found.
  6. I can see how far we’ve come.
  7. I also can see how much my writing improved from the earlier and drafts.
  8. And a huge thanks to everyone who acknowledged and encouraged me along the way!

So here’s to telling your story.

And here’s to another six years of knowing and loving each other.


Richard and Lynn

Contest To Help Authors Get an Agent

I’m curious about where this will go when I reblog it.

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Contest That Could Help Authors Get an Agent

There aren’t too many contests that can help you get a publisher or agent by including the honor they may bestow on your book in your query letter (and media kit!) Here is one I entered and won a couple of years ago that is giving my agent a little extra ammunition for by second novel, This Land Divided.  Here is a little more about it from the sponsor, B. Lynn Goodwin, Managing Editor of
Curious about how your opening might sound to an agent or editor? Enter Writer Advice’s SCINTILLATING STARTS Contest for fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. Grab and hold us with your opening paragraphs. Send us up to 1000 words of your first chapter by 12/01/17.
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