Southwestern Pennsylvania native gets rave reviews on turning "Fifty"

Author's second novel celebrates "the new thirty" with humorous and positive insights.
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March 10, 2012 - PRLog -- A Western Pennsylvania native who was born in Washington and now lives in the Pittsburgh area is spreading the word on fifty being "the new thirty" via her latest book.

Lori Carrington, who writes as L. Anne Carrington, published her second novel in February called “Fifty,” which has become a conversation piece among baby boomer readers and has so far received five-star reviews on Amazon.

One reviewer who read the book noted, “Fifty' is funny as well as informative, and [character Randi Gage] shows little shame in each chapter."

“As someone who celebrated her big five-O nearly three years ago this caught my eye immediately as a must-read for today's fifty-something woman. Randella Anne Gage, Randi for short, is approaching fifty and what better way to mark the occasion than to write and record it for posterity. Written in an approachable, humorous and autobiographical style, Randi tells it like it is: which bits are creaking, which bits aren't quite working as they once did. After all, you have to have some battle scars for reaching this grand age, though she offers practical tips to help with these. A bit of hearing loss and osteoarthritis isn't going to deter Randi. Full of funny quotes and the wisdom of five decades, Randi delivers a positive coming-to-terms with things like weight, being single, doing your own thing, relationships, mastering social media, and of course, writing and getting published. This is the wonder of being in your fifties in this day and age, there is no one-size-fits-all, just diversity, and this is a core message in Randi's take on life: being yourself and feeling free to let rip regardless of what people think. And don't miss Randi's `Fifty Points of Living'. All in all, this book is a celebration of being fifty, appealing to us Baby Boomers and those coming in our wake!,” another wrote.

"Fifty" is currently available for Kindle on both Amazon for $2.99 and for £1.95. A paperback version will be released by London-based Night Publishing later this year.


L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. A descendant of silent film star Rubye De Remer and criminal justice reporter/author James G. Baldwin, she wrote "The Wrestling Babe" Internet column for seven years, is a former music reviewer for "Indie Music Stop", and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media. One of her freelance articles, "An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness", was bought by Internet Broadcasting Systems, a company that co-produced for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics in addition to being the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.

In addition to the December 2010 publication of her bestselling novel "The Cruiserweight" by Night Publishing, Ms. Carrington is Pittsburgh Examiner’s etiquette columnist, a staff member and blogger for Authors on Show, and a book reviewer for Free Press, (an imprint of top publisher Simon & Schuster).

Ms. Carrington resides in Pittsburgh, PA, where she continues to write.

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