Ageless Authors give older writers a voice


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To help promote writing among seniors, Larry Upshaw and author Ginnie Siena Bivona created Ageless Authors to encourage, motivate and give older writers a voice.

Siena Bivona didn’t begin writing until her mid-40s.

Her first novel, “Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party,” premiered as a Hallmark made-for-TV-movie entitled “Bound by a Secret,” starring Meredith Baxter, Lesley Ann Warren and Timothy Bottoms.

“We started a contest for writers ages 65 and older and compiled the best selections into an anthology called “Ageless Authors Anthology.”

Siena Bivona passed away last year at 87, and her long-time friend Upshaw continues the tradition of Ageless Authors.

Now, a second anthology is in the making with a new writing contest underway.

The categories are memoir, humor, adventure, romance (essay, short story, fiction or nonfiction, 3,500 words or less) and poetry (50 lines or less). The cost to enter is $20 and the deadline for submissions is March 15. Authors can enter multiple submissions.

Winners receive cash prizes and certificates.

Ageless Authors also assists authors with creating cover designs for books  and with publishing in online stores such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For more information, go to SL