I am always amazed and amused when young people talk as though they have a monopoly on feelings…it seems that many think that after 40 something, feeling.. take a back seat to everything else,
Well let me disabuse the babies of that notion,
Feelings are ageless,
I remember when writing my first book,
My niece, yeah K, I am talking about you,
Was concerned that my main characters were aging,
She wanted them to stay young, it seems she wanted to know,
What they could be up to as they aged,
After laughing a bit, I told her to hold on,
Before I could deal with that, someone offered me a book deal,
However, I was told I would have to rewrite my first book,
And make the characters younger,
Because no one wanted to read about people in their forties and fifties being intimate,
I was told that at that age characters should only be about mentoring and caretaking,
I was stunned, didn’t know that the definitions of women was so narrow,
So I said, ‘No thank you very much…’
Because what I know for sure is that we can mentor and feel,
Bodies age, feelings don’t,
And people still want to love, be cared for, have relationships and intimacy at all ages,
And truth be told, they are probably better at it,
Because so much stuff has been experienced and hopefully resolved as we get older,
We aren’t as caught up as we were when we were younger,
But maybe I am wrong,
But you know what I plan to stay wrong and continue to,
Feel something and write about those who do the same!
SCHAE’S STORY: A Woman’s Transformation
Ageless Fiction @ http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/
LOVE PEACE BLESSINGS!
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679