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Heather McPhaul

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in Lamesa, Texas, The United States
November 29, 1962




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I was spit out amongst the West Texas sandstorms in 1962. Perhaps that’s why I’ve always felt a bit like a tumbleweed, ready to move wherever the wind blows me. I have lived in Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona. I like to think my sense of humor has been informed by David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, and, mostly, my mom… but they might not like to think that. Thank you for reading and laugh on. Life’s too short not to.

That is from my favorite movie musical ever, The Sound of Music. And just as that song in the movie led to the Von Trapp family climbing over the Alps to their freedom, I’ve decided it’s time to say adieu… to you and you and you.the-sound-of-music-picture-3

After five years, I’m wrapping up AgingGal.com and unplugging my baby from the internet.

I want to thank those of you with whom I’ve made friends or reconnected. It’s be...

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Mothers, Daughters, and Other Mysteries (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Leann Conklin is thirty-something and still looking for her life’s calling. She has tried several careers, but found nothing that, well, sticks. This is in steep contrast to her famous mother, daytime soap star Ava Gerard. When Leann stumbles onto a murder case, she finds her life suddenly in danger. Worse, her mother, Ava, has paid her a surprise visit in the Big Apple. Together, the women must work to solve the murder or lose their lives trying. Fans of Stephanie Plum will love MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, AND OTHER MYSTERIES – a story of mystery, suspense, and danger with plenty of quirky humor that will be appreciated by mothers and daughters everywhere.
Fire in the Hole: A Year in the Life of the World's Sorriest Stuntwoman (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: Fire in the Hole is the comically dramatic story of a thirty-something actress facing serious changes in her life while training to become a stuntwoman at a quirky western theme park. Over the course of a year, she divorces her lesbian partner of eight years and loses her sister to suicide. A move from the frenzied urban sprawl of Los Angeles to the tranquil desert of Albuquerque does not improve her spirits, but it does allow her to continue her acting career...at the small-time theme park. Oddly, the misfits she works with at the theme park and even a few of the regular customers become somewhat of a dysfunctional, yet much-needed, family. While learning to fall from a two-story roof and harmlessly kick a man in the groin, she struggles to survive the rockiest and most emotional year of her life.
Raggedy Ann Heart (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: In 1970s rural West Texas, 12-year-old Lindy Logan has big dreams. She wants to become the next Karen Carpenter. She strives to acclimate to a new 7th grade class. And she fantasizes about killing her little sister, Jo. But all of these desires lead to her biggest dream of all – acquiring her momma’s unconditional love. Because Momma was once second runner-up in the Miss Texas pageant and twice named Most Beautiful of Turnip High School, Lindy is certain the path to becoming Momma’s favorite child is for Lindy to become famous herself. The only obstacle is 8-year-old Jo, a dead-ringer for the gorgeous Liz Taylor, seeking her own conduit to fame. If Jo gains fame first, Momma will focus all her love on her youngest, and Lindy’s greatest fear will be realized – that she is a nobody. In Raggedy Ann Heart, the Logan sisters deal with budding hormones, imaginary friends, and even Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, all the while competing with each other for the ultimate prize – Momma’s love.

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