Generation Women Talk

So many times my posts begin with an apology for being so lapse about adding to my website. So no more apologies. I am working on several different projects and, until my editor/son reminds me, I forget to post. I also have an author page on Facebook carrenstrockauthor that suffers from the same neglect. Anyway, Generation Women hosted a program called “Plot Twist Stories”. I am the last speaker.

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New Face Book page

I now have an author page on Face Book. Please check out carrenstrockauthor

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Panel Discussion

Check out me and this video. It’s about menopause and creativity. This panel was an offshoot of the book M Boldened: Menopause for which I am a contributing author. #carrenstrockauthor

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Secret Survivors

A middle grade chapter book, Secret Survivors is  a gripping story about children trapped and struggling to stay alive when a blizzard hits the mountains of Colorado. This story is so vivid that you’ll want to wrap yourself is a scarf, put on a ski cap, and pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate before you’re halfway through the book. And don’t be surprised if you start crying when rescue efforts begin. This is an unbelievably powerful story. The pages almost turn themselves.

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long overdue updates

I must apologize for my delinquency in not keeping all of you, my readers, up to date. There is a theory called time dilation. As a writer, I experience this each time I sit down at my computer.  I become so engrossed that days can pass, my plants can wilt,  winter can turn to summer – I think you get the point.

Anyway, I have lots of exciting things to share. Potatoes With Appeal is no longer my newest book. Eclectic in my writing, as in my other endeavors, my books are as varied as my interests. Secret Survivors, my latest book, is a middle grade chapter book. This is a gripping story about children  trapped and struggling to stay alive when a blizzard hits the mountains of Colorado. (Publication date will be March 10, 2020. )

I have been asked to write a third edition of Married Women Who Love Women. Now titled Married Women Who Love Women and More, because so much has changed in our world. (Publication date for this edition will be some time in May, 2020.)

I have also been asked to write a chapter on Menopause for a book titled The M-Word: Reclaiming the Menopause Conversation. (Publication date will be sometime in October, 2020.)

Also Woman’s World  just published my essay titled “Thrift Shop Angel”. (February 10, 2020.) This is a piece that has been lying in my drawer for years so never say never.



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Married Women Who Love Women: 2nd Edition

mwlw2edcovMarried Women Who Love Women, Second Edition

Hardcover published by Routledge (June 2008), ISBN: 9781560237907
Trade Paperback published by Routledge (June 2008), ISBN: 9781560237914

Purchase This Book!

In addition to updating the current chapters, there is a new introduction, a glossary, and the following additional chapters:
* The Single Lesbian Lover
* Redefined Marriages
* Labeling: Lesbian/Bisexual/Unsure?

The discovery of same-gender orientation can be made by any woman at any age. Fifty-nine percent of the women I interviewed (myself included) had no idea of our same-gender orientation until after we were married. Many women believe they are the only ones to ever have had these feelings and with no place to turn for information or comfort, the isolation and pain that accompanies this realization is often terrifying.

Women need to know about the existence of this book, Married Women Who Love Women. If you have any ideas on how to spread the word or if you have any connections with radio or television stations or newspapers or magazines where I might get the word across, please let me know.

I really do appreciate your help, as will all of the women who need to find this book.

When I originally wrote Married Women Who Love Women, I had focused primarily on the women who were in marriages—how they dealt with husbands and children, and how they coped with double lives. But there is another very important part of the picture that I had inadvertently left out: the single lovers of married women. If both women are in marriages, dealing with the other obligations and responsibilities that each encounters is a little easier. But if one is single, she must be a special kind of a woman to stand by the woman she loves knowing that often she may come in second to the MWLW’s family. I realized that I could not ignore them while trying to grapple with this complex issue from multiple perspectives, but by then it was too late to add that chapter. Still, I was surprised and pleased with the large response I got when I put out a call looking for these women to interview for the second edition. Thanks to their generosity, both in time and in the information they willingly shared, the second edition rectifies that omission with its chapter, “The Single Lovers of Married Women.”

I have gotten notes from husbands of MWLW asking how others deal with this phenomenon. If you would like to share your experiences, as with the women I speak to, I promise you complete anonymity. You can contact me at

More information can be found here

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