John wrote a book, with my help, a few years back. The reason I say with my help, is because it’s about us, and how we met.
He was an online dating advice columnist for the Benicia Herald and had about two columns under his belt when we met. I had helped my son edit a magazine he started in Santa Barbara a few years earlier, so when John told me about his columns (on our first date), I offered to take a look at them.
That started a long journey of getting to know each other… or maybe I should say, circling around each other. He would write a weekly column usually about things we had discussed, and then send it to me to edit before submitting to his actual editor.
What eventually became clear to me was, though he was writing about himself, he was also writing about us, two 50 somethings who were navigating towards each other…carefully.
The book is a compendium of those columns along with a behind the scenes narration of our coming together. Let’s just say, it wasn’t an easy road.
It’s called Romeo’s Dilemma and we are doing Indie Author Day at our local library. Should be fun!
I wasn’t going to share this part of my story just yet, but for those of you who like to read ahead, and want to read his side of the story, you can find the book here: Romeo’s Dilemma