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Old 09-20-11, 08:25 PM
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The 50+Forum Members are Now Literary Figures

I have been dying to report this for months now, but wouldn’t dare until I saw the finished product with my own eyes and touched it with my own hands.

Several years ago, I wrote a few essays for the online version of a women’s magazine called MORE. They were accepted, but appeared to attract little attention. However, earlier this year, a freelance writer contacted me and said she liked the essays and asked if I would be interested in being profiled for a book she was writing for MORE magazine.

Well! The book was released today:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/more...2bsecrets%2bof

You may be asking yourself, “Why does she think we’d be interested in this news? She is just a shameless braggart!” Well, that’s true, but there is another reason: My profile is in chapter 7: ‘Transforming Your Sense of Self’ and my profile is on page 222 and titled, ‘A Bike Brought Her Confidence.’
The profile is a compilation of the essays and several phone and online interviews I had with the writer and editors. I did not know what information they would include from my interviews. Tonight in the bookstore, I read it for the first time and found they had included my discussion of the over-fifty bike forum I frequent and my excursion to the Finger Lakes with a group of forum members!!!

Too bad Oprah went off the air! We might have all been famous!
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Old 09-20-11, 08:55 PM
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And where is the 50+ royalty check?

Hey, that is interesting and great news. Thanks for telling us.
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Errr . . .

Did I ever mention that Nora and I (along with about 50 others - or so) were featured in the book:

Fitter After 50: Forever Changing Our Beliefs About Aging - by Ed Mayhew??

http://www.amazon.com/Fitter-After-5...6573830&sr=1-1

And Ed posted this blurb about the 50+ Forum in his newsletter:

My friend Denver Fox has an excellent forum you'll want to visit if you have any interest in cycling. It's called 50+ Bicycle Forum. Whether you like to take multi-day bike rides or just tool around your neighborhood with the grandkids, you'll want to join one of the many fascinating conversations currently waiting for your input. Visit Denver and his cycling buddies at: 50+ Bicycle Forum (link here)

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Old 09-20-11, 09:14 PM
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Errr . . .

Did I ever mention that Nora and I (along with about 50 others - or so) were featured in the book:

Fitter After 50: Forever Changing Our Beliefs About Aging - by Ed Mayhew??


http://www.amazon.com/Fitter-After-5...6573830&sr=1-1

And Ed posted this blurb about the 50+ Forum in his newsletter:

My friend Denver Fox has an excellent forum you'll want to visit if you have any interest in cycling. It's called 50+ Bicycle Forum. Whether you like to take multi-day bike rides or just tool around your neighborhood with the grandkids, you'll want to join one of the many fascinating conversations currently waiting for your input. Visit Denver and his cycling buddies at: 50+ Bicycle Forum (link here)
I did not know that, Denver! You must have too modest to brag! Thank YOU for sharing! It seems one never knows what these 50+ers are up to once they've logged out of here!
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I did not know that, Denver! You must have too modest to brag! Thank YOU for sharing! It seems one never knows what these 50+ers are up to once they've logged out of here!
There are some things it is better to imagine then to really know.
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Congratulations!

Now, cheapskate that I am, tomorrow I'll ask our adult services librarian to order it.
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We have no smiley for a bouquet of roses, so this will have to do.
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That is very cool, MissK. Congrats!
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Congrats to MissK and DnvrFox for being notables. Next time I'm at the library, I'll check to see if they have either of those books.
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Congrats to MissK and DnvrFox for being notables. Next time I'm at the library, I'll check to see if they have either of those books.
Heck - the book was published almost 10 years ago (when I was 61 and the wife 63). Things change - a LOT - in 10 years.
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Heck - the book was published almost 10 years ago (when I was 61 and the wife 63). Things change - a LOT - in 10 years.
Which means most libraries should have it, in their "new" materials section....
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Very cool. I've added it to my Santa list.
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Brag away, Miss K, you are entitled to toot your own horn.
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And now we can all say we knew her before she was a world famous author and general bon vivant of the 50+ bicycling world. Congratulations Miss K'. I'll pass this one on to Monica, she loves that type of book and to share it with her women's business networking groups here.

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My claim to fame is the latest Randonneurs USA magazine. Back in the spring, I did a 1200k ride, and they asked participants for a paragraph describing the event, then came back and asked us to cut it down to 100 words. So here is my literary contribution. (My full writeup, along with several other people's, is on the website).


Pat and Charlie Jenkins run a bike shop in Sherman, Texas, and furnished SAG for the ride. So there was one small photo of them working on a bike, and that is my now-wold-famous bike they were working on (adjusting front disk brake):


Fifteen or twenty years ago, I had one of my photos published in Trains magazine, so I'm also a famous photographer.
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Nicely done, Miss K. That must feel quite fullfilling. Now can we all get your autograph before you get to big to remember us?
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Why, that is fantastic miss kenton!
I've picked up More a few times, it's a good mag. I'll have to check out the book next time I'm at B&N. The essay titles in the review looked interesting.
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Congratulations! That is really cool!
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Congratulations!

Now, cheapskate that I am, tomorrow I'll ask our adult services librarian to order it.
Yes, I suppose as a bachelor, you wouldn't have much use for a women's self-improvement book, would you? However, only a fellow library staffer can understand how thrilling it is for me to have an ISBN I can call my own!

I worked in "Adult Services", too. Such a cheeky name for a library department, isn't it? At my library, "Adult Services" is code for "Reference Department." I assume it's because no one wants to come to the Reference Department, but everyone is intrigued by Adult Services.
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Thank you all for your kind words! I really do appreciate them!
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Congrats Miss Kenton! I was in a recent Ohio Sports and Fitness publication. There is a story about cyclo cross racing and I'm in a large picture with a description of "injured master's racer....."
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Congrats Miss Kenton! I was in a recent Ohio Sports and Fitness publication. There is a story about cyclo cross racing and I'm in a large picture with a description of "injured master's racer....."
I read that when I saw your post about it! You had a nice photo with your 15 minutes of fame! No photos in mine, which is probably a good thing because I rarely like the picture--they always make me look like I'm about 55 years old!
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And where is the 50+ royalty check?
Congratulations Miss Kenton. Considering this crowd and your location I have to assume that the proper royalties would have to be a blueberry pie.
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I have been dying to report this for months now, but wouldn’t dare until I saw the finished product with my own eyes and touched it with my own hands.

Several years ago, I wrote a few essays for the online version of a women’s magazine called MORE. They were accepted, but appeared to attract little attention. However, earlier this year, a freelance writer contacted me and said she liked the essays and asked if I would be interested in being profiled for a book she was writing for MORE magazine.

Well! The book was released today:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/more...2bsecrets%2bof

You may be asking yourself, “Why does she think we’d be interested in this news? She is just a shameless braggart!” Well, that’s true, but there is another reason: My profile is in chapter 7: ‘Transforming Your Sense of Self’ and my profile is on page 222 and titled, ‘A Bike Brought Her Confidence.’
The profile is a compilation of the essays and several phone and online interviews I had with the writer and editors. I did not know what information they would include from my interviews. Tonight in the bookstore, I read it for the first time and found they had included my discussion of the over-fifty bike forum I frequent and my excursion to the Finger Lakes with a group of forum members!!!

Too bad Oprah went off the air! We might have all been famous!
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