Thursday, July 18, 2013

Boomerlit Bloghop, Friday July 19

Please join me for a fun sampling of Boomer Lit at Boomer Lit Friday.

Today, we have another excerpt from Detour on Route 66, coming in August. This conversation takes place over dinner, as Ben and Marsha get to know each other.

“You’re retired now?”

“Yes. A major offered us big money, so we sold off the company a couple of years ago. I missed it at first. I thought maybe I’d dabble a little on the side, just a private investment in a well here or there, but I’ve found that I’m not as eager to hunt as I used to be. Maybe I’m like an old hound who would rather lie on the porch than chase rabbits.”

“Is that what you do, lie on the porch?”

He wrinkled his nose. “I tried it for a little while, but it got monotonous. Then I tried my old standby, chasing after pretty young things, but that didn’t have the same thrill as it used to, either.”

She raised an eyebrow. “No?”

“No.” He shook his head. “I found I was just going through the motions. I don’t want that anymore. The trouble is, I don’t know what I want. That’s when I decided to go on this road trip. I thought maybe I should see America, to go experience all those things I never had time for when I was working, and Route 66 sounded like a good place to start.”



  1. Sounds like a fun premise for a book, Beth. Look forward to it!

  2. This character sounds fun and the route 66 trip sounds like it'll be a great adventure!