At the death of her father, Charlottesville author Elizabeth Howard suddenly felt elevated to family elder. Her father—a former New York ad man, writer and gentle teacher—had been her lifelong role model. She sought guidance for her future years from the experts—including well-known older men and women like Walter Cronkite, Helen Thomas, Mayor Ed Koch and Rosa Parks. These interviews served as the foundation for Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well.
During this informal session, Elizabeth Howard will talk with moderator Trudy Hale, Executive Editor of Streetlight Magazine online, about how she found ways to weave her own story with those of some 35 inspiring and creative older men and women. She will also talk about the difficult publishing process that started with approaching traditional publishers and ended (happily) in a collaborative publishing agreement.