Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Carol Sue Gershman: Late-Blooming Writer
I just spent 16 delightful hours with Carol Sue Gershman, a 72-year old Miami-based writer who recently published her first book: The Jewish Lady, The Black Man, & The Road Trip.
As you probably already realize, Carol Sue is not your average septuagenarian. (Her head shot is an accurate likeness.) She's in amazing shape--notice that I didn't add "for her age"--and fearless when it comes to reaching out to others.
She called me out of the blue a few months ago to ask my advice on how to promote her book. Then she joined Facebook, immediately becoming my oldest Facebook "friend." A few days ago she messaged me again to tell me that she was going to be visiting NYC this week and would like to get together. I suggested she come to Connecticut and spend the night.
After I picked her up at the train station, we shared a wonderful meal at a local restaurant. Then we came back to my house and got down to business. Eager to learn anything I could teach her, she took copious notes as I showed her a few tricks to jazz up her blog and increase traffic.
You know the old saying, "Age is just a number"? In this case, the phrase rings true.