The Over 50 Writer

WELCOME AUTHOR LoRee PEERY
4/13/2017 12:30:00 AM by: Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOKTouches of Time

AUTHOR:  LoRee Peery

PUBLISHER:  Grace & Victory Press

GENRE:  Women’s Fiction

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  stand alone

TARGET AGE:  Adult

 

I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME AUTHOR LoREE PEERY TO THE OVER 50 WRITER. LoREE SHARES HOW GOD’S PLAN AND HER PERSISTENCE CAME TOGETHER TO CREATE THE PUBLISHED AUTHOR SHE IS TODAY.

 

LoREE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A COPY OF TOUCHES OF TIME.

 

God’s Providence and LoRee’s Perseverance

by

LoRee Peery

 

"Keep scribbling! Something will happen." — Frank McCourt

 

McCourt used his G.I. Bill and love of words to get into New York University, retired from teaching, and then started writing. His first book, Angela's Ashes, was published in 1996. McCourt was 66 years old.

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book, Little House in the Book Woods, at the age of 64.

 

Best-selling historical author, Laura Landon, signed her first contract in her early sixties.

 

Like stories of older writers abound if we desire to search them out. In earlier blogs on this site, Delia Latham covered the aged Saints from a biblical perspective, reminding us that God doesn’t recognize age. I totally agree with her emphasis on prayer. We dare not start a writing project, or go through one day of writing, without it.

 

Barbara Britton said it in a nutshell: “The more years you live, the more experiences you have to put into a story.”

 

I learned to read at age four, and believe that sparked my own writing story. Growing up, I hurried through my chores to bury myself in a book. I haven’t stopped reading, and my house gets dirtier. As a young woman I read into the wee hours, even though my days were filled with keeping a spotless house, holding a part-time job, and attending athletic events with the kids. All the while I kept busy with church involvement, including choir and women’s ministries.

 

The writing bug bit half a lifetime ago. Frustrated over a romance I was reading, I slapped down the magazine and said, “I could write better than this!” My husband replied, “Why don’t you?” His challenge wouldn’t let me go. Since I loved to read romance, I wrote a few short stories, and without much editing, sent them off to magazines. They were awful, nothing more than first drafts; but those stories kick-started my writing journey.

 

Thirty years ago, my son wrote a poem about a pretty girl. His sixth-grade teacher entered it in a contest. The arts festival included an adult prose category, and I entered “Candy Heart Wishes.” (I doubt I could write anything today from a sixth-grade girl’s perspective.) My son and I won for our individual categories.

 

Over the years I took writing classes, joined critique groups, attended conferences, and stacked up rejections. The disappointments that followed took a dogged never-give-up attitude. One writing project I returned to over and over involved getting the story of my father’s unsolved homicide out of my system.

 

White Rose Publishing had rejected my submission three times before I revised to satisfy the editor. (I quit writing for a time after the last letter, but that’s for a post on rejection.) I picked up her letter, went through it in agreement with all her points for revision, and finally fulfilled my dream of seeing my name on a book cover.

 

I signed my first contract for Moselle’s Insurance  on my 61st birthday.

 

Touches of Time  crosses genres and didn’t fit in with my publisher’s guidelines. I self-published a year ago, an example of that perseverance I mentioned, and finally put to rest unrest regarding my father’s death.

 

God calls us and equips us. If you’re meant to write, never give up no matter your age. The Lord will stick with you, and you’ll publish according to His timetable.

 

Book cover blurb for Touches of Time

 

A decades-old unsolved homicide.

A grieving single mother-to-be.

A cold-case investigator.

Sarah Bishop goes through her deceased mother’s belongings and becomes immersed in the details of her grandfather’s unsolved homicide. Determined to find who was responsible, for the sake of her unborn baby, Sarah vows to seek out the answers her mother had failed to find.

Cold Case Investigator Ford Melcher is intrigued by Sarah’s dogged drive to solve the old mystery. His current case has reached a frustrating dead end, but he comes to believe it is somehow linked to Sarah’s quest. His desire to protect her from further hurt is put to the test, especially when he has secrets he’d rather not disclose.

Answers could remain elusive as to who struck Sarah’s grandfather and left him in a ditch. Will the search for those answers open doors for her to discover the life God planned? Can she accept that plan if it includes a man who wasn’t forthright with information?

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY OF TOUCHES OF TIME BETWEEN NOW AND SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

Christian romance author LoRee Peery strives to remember the Lord’s redeeming grace each day when she surveys her sense of place in Him and where He has placed her. She clings to I John 5:4 and prays her blended family and dozen grandchildren see that faith. Her Frivolities Series and other publications are available at Pelican Book Group  or Amazon author page.

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Comments

4/28/2017 3:36:52 PM
   
  Delia, I'm late in seeing your comment! Deep in revisions the last couple weeks. Your kind words always touch my heart. Blessings to you as we watch May roll in. Sinead, I've seen your name before...thank you for saying I encouraged you. Our Lord's time is endless. He has a plan for you!
   
  LoRee Peery,  Nebraska
   

4/26/2017 6:42:16 PM
   
  HI Sinead! I love your unusual name. So sorry you missed the giveaway, but very glad you stopped by and let us know you were here anyway.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/26/2017 6:38:15 PM
   
  I am so sorry I had missed this post earlier! I'm especially sad to have missed the giveaway!! I will just have to find your book! Thanks for your wonderful words of encouragement for another "Over 50 Writer"! I've spent a lifetime running from the Lord's call--thankfully, He never gave up on me!
   
  Sinead McCailin,  SE Colorado
   

4/24/2017 8:16:54 PM
   
  Hi Delia. As always,it is a pleasure to see you here. So glad you saw the post and were able to leave a message for LoRee.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/24/2017 8:12:32 PM
   
  LoRee...sweet friend! How in the world did I miss this post? I am so, so glaad you didn't give up on this book. It's wonderful, and I enjoyed it even more knowing the writing of it was a healing process for you. You're amazing and God is good! Keep pluggin' on... :)
   
  Delia Latham,  Texas
   

4/14/2017 3:40:22 PM
   
  Jerolyn, I'm thankful you're encouraged. Isn't it fun to have an interesting name?
   
  LoRee Peery,  Nebraska
   

4/14/2017 11:42:44 AM
   
  LoRee, so glad the computer is back up and running!
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/14/2017 11:40:25 AM
   
  Jerolyn, it's great to see you here! Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the post.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/14/2017 11:27:14 AM
   
  Great encouragement for this "Over 50" writer! Thanks LoRee and Patti!
   
  Jerolyn Lockhart,  Las Animas, CO
   

4/14/2017 10:59:33 AM
   
  Hi everyone. Oh, computer woes. At the moment I'm up and running. Thank you all for taking the time to read my post and leave comments. Ann, Barbara, Deana, Floryie, it's nice to see your names.
   
  LoRee Peery,  Nebraska
   

4/13/2017 11:45:40 PM
   
  Hi Floryie! So glad you found us and enjoyed the post. It's always fun to discover a new author.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/13/2017 11:41:51 PM
   
  Hello!! I am glad I stumbled across the post. I love that you didn't give up and kept on going forward. This gives hope to all others! And I get to know a new author ( my bonus!!) I am looking forward to reading your books. Floryie
   
  Floryie,  India
   

4/13/2017 11:00:28 PM
   
  Hi Deana! Glad you enjoyed LoRee's post. Thank you for stopping by.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/13/2017 10:56:50 PM
   
  Thanks for letting readers get to know you better. I would love the chance to read your book.
   
  Deana Dick,  Texas
   

4/13/2017 10:37:18 PM
   
  Barbara, thank you for stopping by with words of encouragement and praise for LoRee.
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/13/2017 9:24:37 PM
   
  Hi LoRee, I'm so glad you kept on writing! Rejection abounds in the publishing profession, and it isn't easy to take. I had hundreds of rejections before I got published. I am also impressed that you indie-published. You go girl!
   
  Barbara M. Britton,  Wisconsin
   

4/13/2017 5:36:46 PM
   
  Ann, thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here!
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/13/2017 5:31:12 PM
   
  Enjoyed LoRee's post and I love her books. Please don't include me in the drawing as I have already read this one. I loved it.
   
  Ann Ellison,  Abilene, Texas
   

4/13/2017 5:25:50 PM
   
  LoRee, it is a pure delight to have you here! Thank you so much for spending some time with me and my readers. I'm so sorry about your computer problems. Those type of incidents kind of feel like getting slammed right in the pit of your stomach! Hope they are resolved soon!
   
  Patti Shene,  SE Colorado
   

4/13/2017 5:22:18 PM
   
  Hi Patti. Thanks for hosting me today. The writing/publishing journey is different for each of us. This morning I was making corrections to my Christmas novella. Two pages in, my mouse and keyboard quit. Then a message appeared on a black screen: Hard Disk Drive Failure. Oh, joy.
   
  LoRee Peery,  Nebraska
   
 

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