The Hurrieder I Go . . .

This is an observation, not a complaint. I love all the good things that are coming my way.

B. Lynn Goodwin

  • Awards for Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62
  • A new writing project — too soon to tell you about it
  • New editing jobs — through Story Circle Network and privately
  • More books to read — including three competing for the Sarton Award offered by Story Circle Network and a number sent by some excellent publishers
  • Submissions to Writer Advice’s Flash TRAVEL Contest, which I love reading and commenting about.-Read about it in the tan box at Writer Advice .
  • The next speaking engagement …
  • The light on the hills as the sun sets …
  • Thursday night dates with my husby, whose unexpected attention and love gave me the inspiration for Never Too Late.

R & Me

So, “the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get” (thank you Lewis Carroll) and I don’t publish here often. New things are coming soon. Sign up to be notified by putting your e-mail in the “Follow” box.

And if you are a writer, please check out Writer Advice’s Flash TRAVEL Contest.

 

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The Story I Promised A Week Ago

B. Lynn Goodwin

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

I was only going to New Orleans for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards if I won. I thought I had, but I had won the National Indie Excellence Awards in the category of Relationships, not the NGIBA.

Confused? I was.

On the other hand, finalists are considered award winners. They just aren’t first place. If I count everything up I was a WINNER in Relationships at the National Indie Excellence Awards and a finalist in Aging. I was a finalist in both Relationships and Women’s Issues at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. 

And this morning, I learned that because I had a five-star review from Reader’s Favorite Book Awards, I’m entered in their contest too. 

My glass is half full. 🙏✍️

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Never Too Late Featured at Book Fair

My book was published far from California, where I live. The company, Koehler Books, is in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and my editor, Lynn Moon, pictured below, displayed top books, promoted the company, and answered the questions of those who’d like to publish with Koehler.

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What does it matter?

One of the books she brought was mine. It’s the blue one on the far right side of the table. You can read Never Too Late on it.

She sent me that picture and this one:

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It’s really hard to miss the book in that one.

She said there was a lot of interest in the book and she sent lots of people to Amazon People can get there as soon as they are sent, if they have a cell phone, and who doesn’t these days? 

So my Amazon numbers were up.

You can keep them that way. Buy a copy for a friend, for a library, for a relative, for a group, or for your book club to look at. I’m happy to talk by phone with any book club, writing group, service organization, singles group, or Meet-Up group. There are face-to-face methods as well, and I’m happy to talk to you about it. 

Please help me share my story with any group you are in. You can tell me how below.

From Wannabe to Wife

This lovely review was posted on https://contemplativeed.blogspot.com/2018/02/from-wanabe-to-wife.html. 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

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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.

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Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com. 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 Housekeeping.com, Purple Clover.com 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. 

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

Never Too Late

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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!

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Never Too Late — Pre-orders on 11-15-17

NEVER TOO LATE:

A 62-year-old goes from Wannabe to Wife

by B. Lynn Goodwin

 

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How does a 62-year-old woman who’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises?

Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in NEVER TOO LATE. How she was attracted to Richard’s clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him.

Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world?

Whether you’ve been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you’re simply curious, you’ll find secrets to a happy marriage in NEVER TOO LATE.

Summary from Koehler Press