The Joy of Aging- Fadeout by Rolynn Anderson


I have the author of a book I am desperately trying to acquire still. This book has slowly become a must read for me. LOL Please welcome Rolynn Anderson, author of Fadeout, and sister Rose friend.


(A novel about a boutique funeral planner whose clients refuse to rest in peace)

The brain doesn’t age, I’ve discovered.  At least it doesn’t seem to age nearly as fast as our bodies do.  That’s why one of my characters in FADEOUT, Bella Keller, dresses and acts twenty years younger than her age of 69.  She’s slim and petite with a profusion of red, curly hair haloed around her head.  Her skin is wrinkled and leather-looking from years of enjoying the outdoors, but she is so energetic and so positive, that her wrinkles are a joy to behold because they are placeholders for her smiles and reminders of her joy.

She likes to wear glittery T-shirts emblazoned with the names of musicals she’s enjoyed.  WICKED, OZ, SHOWBOAT…she has twenty of them that she wears with capris and flip flops.

For fees and for free she has served as a home decorator (“home desecrator,” she calls herself) all her life.  She’s itching to help the funeral planner three doors down, who hasn’t bought furniture for her house in the six months she’s lived there.  That the woman is planning her husband’s memorial and has caught the fancy of her grandson, Roman Keller, makes her want to get to know Jan Solvang.

Though she mourns the passing of her husband, she continues to live her life fully, as Joe would have wanted it.  But what should she do about the enormous secret she’s been keeping about her husband for more than forty years? 

I can’t wait for you to befriend Bella when you read FADEOUT…and learn how she ‘desecrates’ and how well she keeps secrets.

FADEOUT, the first of the Funeral Planner Suspense Series:

Jan Solvang has spent her life avoiding conflict and commitment. Six months ago, she left a marriage proposal and a job in Seattle to care for her dying mother. Now she’s stuck with her mother’s California house and her mother’s dog, filling her mother’s shoes as a memorial planner with her estranged father.

Roman Keller thrives on conflict, writing documentaries that reveal the flaws of the famous. Jan’s challenge is to help him write a positive eulogy for a grandfather he disliked, but Roman is more interested in her other client: a powerful attorney with a dark past his family wants buried with him. If Jan stands behind the family and Roman goes for the exposé, who’s in danger and who wins?

The tension between them pulls tighter as each discovers the other is keeping secrets.  But if they tell the truth, will they destroy any chance for love?



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See? A MUST read! Thank you for visiting, Rolynn and bringing such a fun book to share with us. I want to read more about Elwood, the Scotty (not mentioned here), Bella, and everything Jan heroine gets into. How about sharing what you think with Rolynn?


About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), and I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.

Posted on 10/15/2012, in Blog Tour, guest blogging, Pen of the Dreamer, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Ooo, I’m late in arriving, but I had to say the story sounds divine. My mother was a Bella. She danced until she was practically 80, loved her glitz and glitter and had a fun-loving spirit that was contagious. This sounds like a fun, clever and enchanting read!


    • Mae, I’m thrilled you wrote! I know you and I want to be just like Bella when we grow up. As I said, her grandson called her Bella Coola. Sounds like your mother was a ‘Coola’ as well! Rolynn


  2. I love older heroines and am determined to write one some day! I’ve enjoyed having you here, Rolynn! It’s always a pleasure. 🙂


  3. This sounds like a great read. I went to add it to my TBR list and realized it’s already on there!


  4. I love the storyline, too. An older heroine. Wonderful. Best of luck with Fadeout. Put this one on my tbr list.


  5. What fun this one sounds! Definitely a unique storyline!


  6. This sounds like a fun read. Love to uncover a good secret, keeps me guessing and my brain active. Hey, over fifty here. Need to keep the gears turning.
    Thanks for a positive on getting older and introducing me to a new author..


    • You’re welcome, Sandy. I discovered that once we pass the big 50, our brains remain about 20 years younger than our chronological age. I see the world as a much younger person than I am. Is that true for you?


  7. This is what I love about blogs. I can post a day early on behalf of my guest! 🙂 Welcome Rolynn and sorry to get this up so late. I was running around town with my baby daughter all morning. LOL


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