We self-published the effort at end November 2014, and have received an overwhelming positive response from readers. But our venture into mainstream publishing isn’t panning out the way we hoped. Among the slew of publishers we have contacted, only one responded so far. They told us that parents of people with disabilities want to read stories about babies, not people in our age group. Since then, I am hearing from other sources that the publishing world doesn’t generally acknowledge stories about women over 30.
I knew our story would be an important message to families of people with disabilities, and maybe to families in general. But I never anticipated having to lobby for the cause of the still-useful, still-significant Middle Aged Woman. Jeesh, folks, really? Haven’t we evolved father than this?
Whomever made the rule that a woman’s life ends at 30 needs to take another look. We’re just getting started.