Sunday, March 6, 2022


I don't want to beat 
"the miracle of a late bloomer finally getting her novel published" 
to death...however (don't you love having one word for every 180-degree turn you'll ever want to make?!?), I recently bought one of those magnifying mirrors with the bright lights around it--very movie-star dressing-roomy--forcause, you know, somebody may want me to give a reading in person or autograph Trophy Girl up close and personal.

Let me tell you, I think anyone over 50 who turns on those lights and sticks his or her actual face in that funhouse-of-a-magnifying mirror and doesn't go screaming from the room deserves a medal for bravery. 

Ye gods, that's a lot to take in, and it's not a fun inventory. For example, when did the boundaries of my lips become debatable? Hard to say whether I should hire a make up wizard or go all out and get a stand-in. 

Rant over. Mirror available at Bed, Bath & Beyond. 😁
If you already have Trophy Girl or plan to order it from Amazon or another book site, may I send you a signed bookmark? And if you haven't read it, may I send you a sample chapter? Y
ou can reach me at with your snail-mail address (I never share these) and put "Bookmark" or "Chapter" in the subject line. 

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If you enjoyed this bit of brain candy, it would be lovely if you shared it with others you think might like to see it. And I'd LOVE to know what you're reading now and how good you think it is on a scale of "love, love, love," "okay, so gonna finish it," or "not making it to the end of this trail." 

Make a nice day!

Marlis Manley (Broadhead)

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