Monday, October 01, 2012

50th party blog guest - Susan Carlisle

Susan Carlisle is a relatively new friend – I met her on the M&B author loop when she sold her first Medical Romance (which came out this year, yay!), and we have one of my big passions in common, i.e. castles. So you know what’s going to be the topic of conversation when we finally meet up… And there will be proper tea and cake. Most definitely. She’s a bit more well travelled than I am (and did you know she’s ridden a mule into the Grand Canyon and spent the night there? Note to self, grill Susan for book purposes…).

Over to Susan:

Oh, I do love a good party. Congratulations Kate on your 50th book. I know what it takes to write one but 50! I figure I’ll be somewhere in the neighborhood of ‘way old’ before I reach that many. The number fifty got me to thinking about the significance of that amount.

50 years old. On average people are half through life. I’ve turned 50 which is okay. It’s the new 30. If it isn’t, it should be.

50 miles per hour. Too fast in town and too slow on the road but a good all-around number not to get a ticket most instances.

50 students. I’m a substitute teacher and that is a lot of students to referee. Fifty is a big number on those school days.

50 horses. That’s a lot to care for, a lot running toward you but what a wonderful bride price that amount would be.

50 people to feed. Super fun fellowship but piles of work for the cook.

50 dollars, 50 million dollars. Okay, the first one means you can’t quit work and the second means you can but you’ll have friends you never knew you had-and other problems.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Remember that old song? Romance writers are about happily ever-afters and that song doesn’t imply that there is an ah-ha moment at the end.

That brings me back to the 50 books Kate has written. In the scheme of things, her 50 is beyond impressive and a goal of which to be proud.

What does 50 mean to you? Susan is giving away a copy of new book, The Nurse She Shouldn't Notice, to one commenter.

You can find out more about Susan at her website http://www.susancarlisle.com/
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24 comments:

marybelle said...

50 means I'm half way there - a spring chicken really. I fully intend to live to 100 you see. Very doable, because we live a very long time in my family - on both sides.

Kerry said...

50 means renewal to me. In my fifties I have a new career and am studying. The kids are confident, independent and happy. My husband is about to do something new with his work life - brilliant!

Jo Lambert, Writer said...

For me 50 conjours up memories of a fabulous birthday. We hired a large narrowboat and I invited 25 couples - friends and other special people to join me. The trip took us along the Kennet and Avon Canal out of Bath to the Dundas Aquaduct. We had four hours of good food, wine and celebration - a totally unforgettable day!

Desere said...

Thank you for a lovely post and a stunning giveaway! 50 to me has one very special reminder my grandparents 50 th wedding annervesary which we celebrated just before my grandfather passed away, my grandmother has since also passed away but when I hear 50 of think 50 it reminds me of the huge party we had in their honour which off course to them was a huge surprise !

Laney4 said...

Peri-menopause. 'Nuf said.

Wendy S. Marcus said...

I'm with Laney4! Nuf' said!!!!!

Eli Yanti said...

50 means - hem.. i think i dont have

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Susan! i used to love that song - 50 ways to leave your lover. these days if you asked women what fifty meant they might say fifty shades of gray!

Not my cuppa, but I think that lady may fast be approaching 50 million dollars on royalties?

Just a thought...

Shout out to Kate! You're something, lady - here's to fifty shades of hair color. :) Try them all out, I say.

Susan Carlisle said...

Marybelle,

I'm 53 but I'm not half way yet. I plan to live to be 110. My daughter gave me such a hard time as a teen I want her to have to care for me a long time.

Susan Carlisle said...

Kerry,

A new career, kids gone, what's not to love about 50! Your are only getting better.

Susan Carlisle said...


Oh, Jo, what a wonderful birthday party. It sounds like you had a great time. Can I get an invite to your 60th birthday?

Susan Carlisle said...

Desere,

50 years together is a long time. I'm coming up on 30 years of marriage at the end of this month with 20 more to go. Thanks for stopping in.

Susan Carlisle said...

Desere,

50 years is wonderful. I'm coming up on 30 this month. I hope for 20 more after that.

Susan Carlisle said...

Laney4,
50 isn't all about age. Fifty dollars, uh, pounds in my pocket is always good.

Susan Carlisle said...

Hey Lynn,

You always put a nice spin on things. I love the 50 shades of hair color. Could being a blond be in my future?

Caroline said...

In 5 months and 15 days time I'll be 50 - looking forward to it as DH has booked us a holiday to Maderia to celebrate my milestone - yay! Caroline x

Susan Carlisle said...

Caroline,

Maderia sounds like a great place to spent a 50th birthday.

bn100 said...

It reminds me of 50 shades of gray.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

50 is nifty. I am 2 years away. The fun thing is my husband will be 50 next month. My daughter and I are planning an Over the Hill party for him because he still looks so young for his age,

Sharon Archer said...

Susan, your "50" list made me smile - as did some of the comments people have left! At the risk of repeating, it was 50 Shades of Grey that leapt to my mind too!

Isn't Kate's 50 book milestone just awesome!

Susan Carlisle said...

bn100,

50 Shades --- I like 50 bucks better.

Susan Carlisle said...

Over the Hill parties are so much fun. Thanks for coming by.

Susan Carlisle said...

Sharon,

It is always great to see you.

Kate Hardy said...

First name drawn from the hat for ‘The Nurse he Shouldn’t Notice’ – Jo Lambert. Please contact me kate(dot)hardy(at)btinternet(dot)com with your details, and I'll get everything sorted :o) Thanks for taking part!