Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for Menopause: A to Z blogging challenge

Going Through the Change was born as an idea from a conversation with my husband. Geeky folk that we are, we were having a conversation about superheroes. We were comparing the stories of those born with powers (The X-Men, Superman, Wonder Woman) and those who gain powers through accidents (Spiderman, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four). 

Somewhere during that conversation I was struck by the idea that hormones cause superpowers. After all, a good many of these stories have a teenage angst origin story. Even for people born with powers, puberty seems to be the trigger for manifestation. So, I said, "Well, if hormones cause superpowers then menopausal women should be the most powerful people on the planet." 

The hubby turned to me and said, "Write that down!" And I did. Fast forward a few months (okay more than a few…) and you have: 

cover art by +Polina Sapershteyn

Midlife mutant! With great hormones, comes great responsibility! They took supplements…and ended up super supplemented! They're not your father's superheroes, but they might be your mother's!

This book was my ticket to play with menopause, taking common complaints and turning them into superpowers. Who knew that writing about menopause could be so much fun? :-)

This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!

click the image to preorder on Amazon!


  1. That is an awesome way to come up with a book :) "With great hormones, comes great responsibility! " - LOL - brilliant :D
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    1. Thanks, Tasha. I had fun making up those log lines. :-)

  2. As they say your perspective defines your world. Really love this spirit of yours - celebrating menopause. Great way to look at life. Cheers!

  3. what an awesome idea! just popped in from the A-Z challenge
    Kim in Australia

  4. What a cute spin on an age old problem! All I can say is the other side of it is glorious!
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  5. It never occurred to me to turn menopause into art! What a great idea!

    1. Thanks Nadine. I tend to turn all the things that freak me out into stories. :-)