If you’ve chosen a life of writing fiction late in life, just go with it. Ignore the naysayers. This post is as much of a reminder to me as to anyone else in the same or similar boat.
It is a fact that unless you die young you will continue to age. This is a no-brainer. Another fact is that almost universally we do not know exactly when we will go to that great library in the sky. For those of us getting up in years there are the dreaded actuarial charts telling us the clock is ticking. Tick tock, tick tock. But, is time really running out?
I know, I know. You’ve probably heard comments like: Publishers consider “older” as a negative, fans prefer younger writers, and attractive sells better than the unattractive toll that age takes on our appearance. In response to this, I say:
Linda Thorne began pursuing her true passion, writing, in 2005. Since then, she has published numerous short stories in the genres of mystery, thriller, and romance. Her debut novel, Just Another Termination, was published in August 2015 and is the first in a planned series of mysteries that tell the story of Judy Kenagy, the first career human resources manager to turn sleuth. She is currently writing the second in the series, A Promotion to Die For.
Like her lead character, Thorne is a career human resources manager. She has worked in her profession in Arizona, Colorado, Mississippi, California, and now Tennessee. Thorne has lived in a suburb of Nashville since early 2008 with her husband, Dave, and two border collies (fur people), Abby and Mo.