'Are You Exposing Yourself in Stairwells?' (& Other Things I Expect People to Ask My Husband)
In an attempt to take back a bit of control, he/we have started a college essay tutoring business and are hoping to start marketing it in the spring. If you know of any students who need some guidance, we'd love to help them.
In other writing news, this fall I worked on edits for Sad Sacked, which will come out in print and ebook June 11. I had a chance to add in things like lists and multiple choice quizzes (mocking Corporate America's hiring and downsizing practices, which, sadly, are still relevant--see above!) that were originally cut as they don't work as well for audio.
I also accepted an offer on my next domestic suspense novel, The House on Cold Creek Lane, which will be released in August.
I've also been freelancing and wondering if maybe it's time to really look for a full-time job again. Then something like this happens...
Last week, I had a call with a recruiter who had reached out about a part-time opportunity. When we spoke she told me that after doing a little more research on the role she had me in mind for, she learned the company (Verizon) was not looking for “senior” people. She admitted that was "ageist" but said there was nothing she could do about it.
I wanted to tell her, "Look, I can totally act younger. I'll pop in my AirPods, scroll TikTok, and use words like 'lit,' 'fire,' 'mid,' and 'rizz.' I even know how to Zoom from my phone..."
But I saved my breath. Chances are if I got the gig it wouldn't last long anyway.
As always, thank you for reading and I hope your career is going better than mine!