Retirement living senior publishes first book in her eighties

As retirement living seniors age, they no doubt acquire endless amounts of wisdom. One woman in Wilton, Connecticut decided to streamline her helpful ideas and write her very first book.

According to the Wilton Patch, Lyla Ward, who is now in her eighties, penned the self-help tome How to Succeed at Aging - Without Really Dying.

Retirement living senior publishes first book in her eighties The non-fiction work is being put out by Amazon, who recently entered the publishing market.

"I've been to many author events but I've never been the author," Ward told the news outlet at one of her readings. "But a funny thing happened on my way to becoming 80. I thought I'd relax and write a book. It turned out not to be relaxing at all."

Ward worked as a journalist for a number of esteemed magazines, such as Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Family Circle. However, she never attempted to slug it out as a full-fledged author - until now.

Retirement living seniors who are looking to start creative writing should remember it's never too late. People may consider signing up for an adult education class, or even begin to document their thoughts in a journal.

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