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Jill Carlyle

Author, Book Coach, Motivational Speaker

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From high school dropout to college professor...

An inspirational journey of reflection, discovery, self-acceptance, and forgiveness. A memoir of overcoming and rising in midlife.

Finding Fifty is every woman’s story—different chapters—but every woman’s story. This isn’t your typical bildungsroman, coming-of-age tale; this is a coming-into-age journey. Finding Fifty is a collection of shared stories about what it means to be a middle-aged woman (with lots of baggage) and the rise to one's personal best despite a lifetime of insurmountable odds. Equally, it is an important message about the bold reckoning and courageous leap into mid-life for every woman.

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Thank you for meeting me here...

I started writing because I have something to say. Actually, a lot of "somethings."

 

I've always loved to create and tell stories whether through music or the written word. For years, writing was something I did privately through journaling, poetry, and song; I have been connected to words, their meaning, and the emotions they evoke my entire life. Actions may speak louder than words, but words pack a much more powerful punch. 

 

Stories are the core of humanity. When we share our stories with each other we connect. Every shared story is a chance to make someone else feel less alone. I'm here to share my stories with you. Through my life experiences, I hope you see a bit of yourself, the person you are, and the power you wield just by being you.   

I'm a writer of prose, both fiction and non. I'm a Professor of English Composition and Literature, book coach, editor, and podcast host (coming soon!).

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Finding Fifty: A Memoir of Rising in Midlife

What readers are saying about Finding Fifty

"A powerful story of overcoming adversity, healing from your past and creating the life you need to thrive."

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"I write to record what others erase when I speak, to rewrite the stories others have miswritten about me, about you."

Gloria Anzaldua

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