From the Author
This book was originally published as Living Healthy is Just a Slower Way To Die. I decided to change the title to Fifty is Only Nine in Dog Years
. I believe it's a better fit for the main theme of the book-the comical side of mid-life issues. I honestly didn't know if this book would ever be completed, because my life has been so crazy lately that it is a daily challenge to find time or motivation to write. Even after it was finished many parts of it ended up on the cutting room floor, making it a little shorter than I originally planned, but I'm a firm believer that quality always prevails over quantity.
One of the goals of this book, as well as any book I write, is to provide stories so funny and entertaining that my audience will want to read them again and again. Another objective for me is to connect with the reader, because I feel what makes many of the life situations I write about funny is that people can truly relate to them.
Writing is truly a labor of love, and the best rewards are the reviews and feedback from people who have thanked me for making their day a little brighter. Thanks to all of you, and hopefully you won't have to wait so long for the next book.