Breaking News: Get your eBook copy autographed now

As of today you can now get an autographed copy of the eBook version of Bonded at Birth: An Adoptee’s Search for Her Roots. Just click on the image below and follow the easy to follow instructions.

Get your e-book signed by Gloria OrenAlso stay tuned for updates on the upcoming Virtual Book Tour in November. If you have a blog and would like to be a host, email me at gloria [dot] oren at If you’d prefer to just do a Twitter chat or a Facebook chat, that’s okay, too. And for anyone who has the Beta version of Facebook Live talk to me about that, too. I have an idea for it as a stop on the tour.

First free day promo not too shabby

Bonded at Birth front coverThe first of four free promo days for my memoir Bonded at Birth: An Adoptee’s Search for Her Roots had 82 downloads, and 132 Kindle Unlimited pages read. The next day saw 6 purchases at the full price. Since then it has tapered off a bit but has had the following: 245 Kindle Unlimited pages read. Now if only these would bring in some reviews, it would be great. Next upcoming free day is Aug 23. Put it on your calendars. Spread the word.

The ABC’s of Growing Old

waiting_for_204980A is for arthritis
those poor aching joints

B is for backaches
from sitting or standing too long

C is for cataracts
making it hard to see

D is for decibel
which rises so one can hear

E is for electrocardiogram
so we know how the ticker is doing

F is for floaters
those nasty squiggly lines in the eyes

G is for GERD
no, not the guy; the acid reflux

H is for heartburn
the result of eating things we shouldn’t

I is for ingrown toenails
where on earth do they think they’re growing?

J is for jargon
the confused, unintelligible talk understood by you alone

K is for kvetch
the all day complainer – this hurts, that hurts

L is for lipids
we test every year

M is for malfunction
the common side effect

N is for nutrition
rules you’d rather not have

O is for opinions
abounding in multitudes

P is for pacemaker
replacing the not so hot ticker

Q is for ques
that seem to never end

R is for rapport
built with the doctors

S is for sanity
the sound judgment hoped to never fade

T is for tinnitus
the constant ringing in the ear

U is for unbalanced
when walk becomes waddle

V is for vaccines
against the flu, pneumonia, and what not

W is for water
the source of hydration

X is for x-ray
don’t you just love having your picture taken?

Y is for yawning
any time of day

Z is for zest
hoped for, but don’t seem to have anymore.

There you have it my friends
From A to Z in 26 words.
Arthritis, backaches, cataracts,
Decibel, electrocardiogram, floaters,
GERD, heartburn, ingrown toenails,
Jargon, kvetch, lipids, malfunction,
Nutrition, opinions, pacemaker,
Ques, rapport, sanity, tinnitus,
Unbalanced, vaccines, water,
X-ray, yawning, and zest.
That’s what growing old is all about.