Time for an Idea to Take Shape . . . update from author experiencing lockdown effects. And don’t forget about Mother’s Day–your mom will love this book!

Time for An Idea to Take Shape Who isn’t looking […]

Time for An Idea to Take Shape

Who isn’t looking for ways to distract themselves in this time of coronavirus? I’m writing from the same spot I’ve inhabited each time I’ve drafted a newsletter, but that space won’t look the same once my wallpaper arrives—the 66” x 96” mural I ordered so that my ZOOM, Google Hangout and FaceTime background is more than a green attic wall. I’m also becoming more organized, now that someone on the other end of a call might actually see a cluttered office if I stand up and walk around. I tell myself these actions are necessary; I also know they are good ways to stop myself from listening obsessively to local, national and world news as COVID-19 infection and death counts rise.

Thank goodness I’ve dreamed up another way to keep myself busy that might also be of interest to you—something I’ve been thinking about that turned into an idea precisely because of the need to shelter in place. I described it in my most recent blog at www.jenneyegertson.com/blog . A shorter version appears on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jenneyegertson/ .

Until we meet again–whether virtually or in person–my very best to you and yours as our world continues to spin and change!

About Jenney and her book …

BEFORE I LEAVE, Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty, by Jenney Egertson Author, Consultant, Facilitator.


BEFORE I LEAVE, Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty

In July of 2000, Jenney Egertson met 80-year-old Maude Kelly. The following day, Jenney had an idea: give Maude and a diverse group of women over the age of 80 a voice by writing a book to capture their stories and advice.

As she interviewed and wrote about her subjects during the fifteen turbulent years that followed, Jenney learned about aging, parenting, facing adversity, navigating systemic racism and sexism, and accepting community.

Before I Leave follows one woman’s journey from the moment her long-buried dream to become a writer re-emerged, through the fear she felt as she moved through middle age, to the sense of calm and acceptance she came to in her sixties. This is a book to be shared across generations as women everywhere continue to reclaim their lives and voices.

Hard copy and e-book versions available at amazon.com and BN.com

Jenney Egertson
Author, Consultant, Facilitator

Author, Consultant, Facilitator