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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Enough with the stilettos

I have to agree with Kathy....Women in the over 40, over 50 and yes, even the over 60 age group (though I'm not there yet) have a lot to offer the reading public.

We're not all working in the corporate-climbing positions, or spending our Saturday evenings whining/wining either with a "boyfriend" or because of lack of one. The most important thing in our life might not be designer clothes, numbers on the scale, working out at a gym or that pair of stiletto heels we simply must have.

Many of us have evolved from the "chick" to the "hen" and have the life experience to prove it and yes, write about it. We had the chick lit issues once....but hopefully, many of us baby boomers have moved forward. We've reached a point in our lives where we know who we are and some of us even like that person that evolved. We no longer require the approval, reassurance and false friendships that we once did.

So we come to the publishing world with a whole different set of issues/topics.....from being a primary caregiver, to opening our own business, to being alone for maybe the first time in our lives, and all of it has been a learning experience.

Hey, seniority counts for something and hopefully the publishing world will soon see that many women in the reading world would like to read about something other than the newest pair of stilettos or what it's like being 30. We've been 30 and all the years that followed is what has given us the developed characters and plots that should make "hen lit" a top seller.

posted by Terri @ Saturday, November 19, 2005


  1. At Saturday, November 19, 2005, Blogger Dorothy said…

    Wonderful post, Terri! Let's hear it for us hens!!!


  2. At Sunday, November 20, 2005, Blogger Julia said…

    I like the term "hen". Beats the hell out of "crone"


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