Guess what, I was 50 a few days ago. So what do you think I had to mark that special milestone in my life? It is half a century after all.

Perhaps some slippers? Or a book on how to look ten years younger? Maybe an eternity ring from my husband?


I chose a belly piercing. WHAT? Little old me, who used to be the shy retiring girl?

Well, I've news for you. I just found out life's not a rehearsal. Time to grab it with both hands, before it's too late.

Am I making sense?

So why the piercing? My heroine in DARK SECRETS has one, and so does the heroine in my WIP. I guess I thought why not. Why can't I have one?

My husband who bought it for me, is over the moon. He likes it. I mean he really likes it.

So this got me to thinking. Do you think I'm too old? A sad case hankering after her youth? Or do you think I did the right thing? After all, when today's youngsters get to my age, they're hardly going to hang up their piercings.

Now for the POLL. Feel free to vote as you feel. At the bottom of the poll is a space to put your own answer.

Thanks for stopping by. Jan


My first published book with Siren-Bookstrand, has just come of age, and has now gone into print.

Whilst on assignment in Iraq, English TV presenter and journalist Robert Tremayne is captured by the Islamic Jihad and held hostage.

His soul mate, Marielle, can barely come to terms with her loss but tries to move on with her life. Two years later Robert is discovered alive. Marielle is overjoyed, but her life has changed beyond all recognition, and the man she loved is now very different. His time in Iraq has left him cold, emotionless and detached.

There's much to tell, and each wants desperately to return to the way things once were.

With the past always there to come between them, will they be able to recapture their lost love? Will they ever be happy again?

The print book is available form Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Check out the links HERE