Have you taken to blaming the little people for stealing all the things you can't find, like the damn Chico's gift card you are 100% sure you left on the dresser? When you take off your bra, is it as if an airbag has deployed? Have you more than once started a sentence with the phrase "Back when I was in school..."? If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the middle-aged cheap seats. Magic Fishing Panties is the follow-up to Dalferes' debut book I Was in Love With a Short Man Once. This collection of humorous tales offers new perspective from the self-proclaimed crazy Southern Irish gal and recent inductee into "Club 50." Rather than wallow in the self-pity often induced by sagging jaw lines, empty nests, and menopause, the author offers colorful depictions of life in the middle. You will find yourself contemplating: • How would you react to being in public during an earthquake? Oh, and you're naked. • The wedding starts in five minutes and your best friend needs to pump her breast milk, but all the bathrooms are occupied. Where should she go to quickly resolve her situation? • You are depressed and alone on your 39th birthday. What do you do? Hint: tattoo anyone? You'll come to know Kimba as a true gal pal, someone who will gladly lend you her size 11 black boots, favorite red coat, and anything else you might need to rule the world - with the exception of her magic fishing panties. Because letting you borrow those would be a little weird, don't ya think?
|Publisher:||Mill Park Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Dalferes' stories have been featured in diverse publications, including Feisty After 45 (an anthology published by Mill Park Publishing), Reflections On Smith Mountain Lake (an anthology published by the Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC) in celebration of SML's 50th anniversary), Voices from Smith Mountain Lake (also published by SMAC), The Roanoke Times, Hippocampus Magazine, Better After 50, BonBon Break, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, and Midlife Boulevard. She also contributed to Nekkid Came the Swimmer, a tome created for the sole purpose of being the worst book ever written. Dalferes' humor column, Dock Tale Hour, appears in each issue of Smith Mountain Laker Magazine (since 2014). She's quite proud of the fact that she's had a limerick published in The Washington Post, which Dalferes emphatically claims as a legitimate publication cred. Dalferes also serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Writers Club.
Dalferes divides her time between Fairfax and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, with husband Greg, Bonz the cat, and occasionally son Jimmy, when he is home from college. She also can be found on a regular basis hanging out in The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats-her blog, http://kimdalferes.com/blog. She continues to sing hopelessly off key and waits patiently for that phone call from George Clooney. Visit the author at www.kimdalferes.com