Meet the New Old Maids

The New Old Maid: How Happily Unmarried Women are Defying Stereotypes features “old maids” from all over the country who speak candidly about their feelings and experiences (the book will be published in the fall of 2017 by Chatterhouse Press):

Andrea: Corporate titan turned university administrator in Indiana. Has come a long way from the cornfields.

Atheria: Psychic medium living in New Mexico. Seeker of truth.


Eleanore Wells: Marketing professional. Adventurer. Currently living in Australia.


Debbie Roszkowski: A free spirit who hit the road young and didn’t stop moving for decades.


Elizabeth: Lives in Washington State, is in a long-term relationship that’s a lot like marriage…but isn’t.

Ellen: Taught the value of hard work by her parents, this Arizona resident left a successful business career to care for them when they were ailing.

Tiffany: Business owner, architect of her own life.

Joan White: North Carolina entrepreneur; designer of plus-sized fashions.

Jo-Sue: High school assistant principal and youth pastor, athlete and coach.

Kay: Los Angeles entertainer turned vegan educator and animal rights activist.

Lavender Moon: Single mom, foodie, dreamer of big dreams.


Leanne: High school teacher, actor. Once freed of a stifling relationship, she didn’t look back.

Lucy: A pretty and petite Denver stockbroker who did not want the life her mother had.

Marcy: A Colorado ski instructor and golf enthusiast who spends every moment possible out of doors.

Michelle E. Alford: A poet/writer/director/real estate agent who balances her love of the arts with a strong practical side.

Pat Jones (P.J. Edghill: A writer/director/producer who doesn’t let physical challenges slow her down.


Sally: Works in telecommunications. Collects too much stuff. A feisty redhead with a long-term boyfriend whom she has no plans to marry.

Sheryl: A Californian who works in the fashion industry. Loves salsa dancing. Does not count being single as one of her regrets.

Stephanie Schneiderman: A Michigan-based travel expert who loves introducing others to the places and people she loves.


Suzanne: Retired firefighter. Eternal optimist. Sees the best in the men she dates – even when her friends don’t.

Tish: A Pennsylvanian who enjoyed her career as a nurse anesthetist and is enjoying her retirement even more.

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