Thursday, June 07, 2012

A New Title And A New Identity

I've been meddling again. The book is comedy, but a laugh and cry kind of comedy, so, having done the light side, am giving its darker, Leonard Cohen themed, depths an airing.

Lonely back-up singer Sally Lightfoot is challenged to get out there and lose her wididity, her born-again virginity, before she starts crumbling into sexless middle age. Sally misses her dead husband too much and anyway she's 50, passion and romance are a thing of the past. But when Sally does meet a man who, if she could, she would, he doesn't see her 'in that way'. Why should he when he still has the pick of girls half her age? Does she dare make the first move? Can she fulfill her friend's challenge and put passion back into her life? Or will she just be making the biggest, most deluded fool of herself ever? One minute this book has you laughing out loud, the next you are sobbing. 

 "Insightful and delightful, full of thoughtful dialogue and exceptional clarity. Sally feels real, like a neighbor or a friend and that makes the story take on a presence of its own. You will get lost in the story and not want to put it down until it is finished." LESLIE WRIGHT, HUFFINGTON POST BOOKS

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.


Anne Brooke said...

Ooh, good - I always knew it was a serious novel trying to come out - good for you!

Wonderful cover too.


Stephanie Zia said...

Thanks Anne!