Kath here. Today’s guest is WU community member Mary Incontro. Mary is a former federal prosecutor hard at work on her first novel, a work of legal fiction. During her career as a reporter on Capitol Hill, an attorney and public prosecutor, writing has been a huge part of Mary’s professional life; now she is ready to take everything she’s learned about storytelling and dive into writing commercial fiction.
She lives with her husband on the Jersey shore (“I’ve seen Snooki, but we’ve never actually met,” she says ) and is a serious baseball fan. We think you’ll love her first guest post with us. Take it away, Mary!
(A Writer’s) Age Is Just A Number
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – Satchel Paige
I have been on Twitter for a couple of years now and realized, a few months ago, that I’ve been somewhat vague about my age. So (heavy sigh) I will reveal my age in this post. I’ll give you some clues:
- The first time my husband asked me out, I already had tickets with a friend to see Perry Como.
- Britney and Justin? When I watched the Mickey Mouse Club, it was Annette and Bobby, Karen and Cubby.
- I stood in line for hours to see the premiere of A Hard Day’s Night. It was the summer before my sophomore year in high school.
You could check with IMDb but I’ll save you the trouble. That movie came out in 1964 when I was 15. So now I am 63. I have never been self-conscious about my age, so why am I now? Because I am writing my first novel and… [Read more…]