Wendy Tate is thrice divorced and pretty tired of her life, so what better place to go than an ashram, and she can procure a yoga teaching certificate in the process. What’s 30 days and 30 nights away from friends and family? A LOT it turns out. Her ashram is listed on the Internet at cultbusters.com! And, mayhem lives at this ashram along with bliss ninnies, rapscallions and lunatics, and where’s the Swami??
Targeted Age Group:
21 and over
Well, you have to suck the reader into laughter, fear and deductive reasoning from page to page. A straight mystery has humor in it, but a comic mystery has to be funny throughout. That’s the type of book that appeals to me. I adore Carl Hiaasen’s books, and he’s frankly quite attractive as well. I wonder if he is married (?) Oops, I lost my train of thought…sorry. So, I can’t think of anything else to say in answer to this question, which is an odd one if anyone were to ask me.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Let’er rip! Then turn it over to someone who understands grammar, sentence structure, character development, whatever…you just write the story as fast as you can and let the rest be taken care of when you know that you are ready to simply write, The End..
Kelly Jackson is a ‘Jill of all Trades and a Mistress of None.’ She has owned three small businesses, worked as a medical transcriptionist, assisted the daughter of a late President of the United States and a media guru who ran two successful campaigns for another President…one being a democrat and the other a republican.
Kelly is a writer; she is now working on a midlife guide book with her sister, Sally Jackson with a working title of, The Midlife Gals; Necessary Insanity. Kelly and Sally have a blog entitled, The Midlife Gals at www.themidlifegals.com, upon which the book essays are based. And they have over 130 insane little videos about the hilarity of middle-aged indignities. Kelly’s next book, a yoga instructional tome will be entitled, Yoga For Smokers, Drinkers, Meat Eaters and Non-Believers.
Ms. Jackson is a certified yoga instructor living in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been divorced “a time or two” and presently resides with her sister after their mother, for whom she and her sister served as baby-boomer caregivers, passed away in 2010.
Ms. Jackson calls herself a ‘cowgirl without portfolio,’ with a love of riding at every opportunity. Watching high profile golf in person and fishing are two activities that put a smile on her face. She regularly tithes to The Wounded Warriors Program.
She is looking for a successful, creative, well-traveled, handsome man…oops, never mind, this is her bio not her journal.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I really did survive those 30 days and 30 nights in the backwoods of Virginia at an ashram from hell! I kept a fairly cynical daily journal while there, and then it came to me one day, like an Oprah A-HA moment…I’ll write a comic mystery with the yogi wack-a-doos as the color woven through my story, and the readers will laugh, because you really can’t make this stuff up.
When I am not writing, I am make insane little videos about the indignities of middle age with my sister. We’re branded all over the Internet as The Midlife Gals http://www.themidlifegals.com We have over 130 videos now with a medium sized, rabid following of boomers.
Please enjoy my little mystery, then check out the blog posting insanity that is on our website too!