No Sex Please, I’m Menopausal

Stevie Turner-No Sex Please

Baby Boomer Relationships & Menopause
A New Novel Dramatizes the “The Change of Life”


(US & UK, August 2014) As the number of baby boomers turning 50 and older continue to create a dramatic shift in the population landscape, the issues of this dominating demographic are taking center stage. The AARP estimates that by next year approx. 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 and over. For this age group there are two major quality of life concerns. One is retirement preparation and the other is the effect of menopause on baby boomer relationships.

As with any major “quality of life” challenge, humor has a way of softening the impact. And British author, Stevie Turner has managed to capture the humor in menopause and “the Change of Life.”

In her 5th novel, “No Sex Please, I’m Menopausal,” Turner thrusts us head first into the complicated and evolving relationship of Lyn and Neil. As Lyn experiences “the change” and suffers a diminished desire for sex, Neil chooses to abandon the relationship that is no longer serving “his needs.” Turner craftily orchestrates the unfolding drama, in a poignant style that brings humor and compassion to an experience likely shared by a burgeoning segment of society.

Stevie Turner was born and raised in London, England. She began writing while still at primary school, but now that her children have flown the nest she is able to devote more time to writing women’s fiction. She writes about the darker side of relationships that tend to be glossed over. However, she always sprinkles in her special brand of humor as well to sweeten the pill. She is currently working on her sixth novel.




How to Record Your Family History by Ron Ross


How to Record Your Family History

by Ron Ross


Available on Amazon

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Now you can preserve the precious, meaningful stories of your living relatives using audio, video and written formats. This book provides you with a simple way to capture the true life stories of important members of your family and preserve them for generations to come. It’s called “taking an oral history” and with this book anyone can do it.


You will learn how to:

  • Know who, when and where to take an oral history.
  • Acquire and use the right equipment.
  • Interview like a pro.
  • Convince that special person to share their oral history.
  • Prime them for a comfortable and meaningful interview.
  • Properly start and end an interview.
  • Ask the right questions and in the right order.
  • Listen with an open heart and mind.
  • Deal with sensitive issues like divorce, family troubles, etc.
  • Keep yourself on track and your subject talking.
  • Move the story forward and not wander or leave out important events.
  • And most important, prepare YOURSELF for taking an oral history



Meet the Author: Ron Ross

RonRossHello, I’m Ron Ross.

Most people want to know why they should trust what I say about oral history taking and preserving family history. Sounds like a fair question to me.

First of all, I’ve done it. In the late 1980s I set out to preserve the stories of my mom and dad’s lives using a video camera (they were becoming quite popular and user-friendly back then). After many hours of research I created an oral history guide to use on Mom & Dad. Then one day we set out to record their family history starting at Dad’s birthplace – Deer Trail, Colo. It took us several days and over 1400 miles of travel through Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. The result was a family treasure: 3.5 hours on VHS video tape of their stories told in person and on location. I have done a variety of oral histories over the years.

Second, I research and write about it. Using the research I did and the experience I had with my parent’s oral histories, I wrote and published a book on the subject titled, “You’re Family Heritage, A Guide to Preserving Family History,” now out of print. Thousands of people read the book and took action to preserve their family history, but much of the book is now out of date (It mentions arcane items such as cassette recorders and VHS tapes). This book is the updated version with a narrower focus, a more modern (digital) technology, and a new title. I continue to research, write and keep track of trends and technologies via my blog which can be found at

Third, I lecture about it. After the publication of my first book, I was invited to lecture on the subject by the Colorado Historical Society for several years. When I spoke, they introduced me and my book to the crowd as “the seminal source for oral history taking.” I’ve continued to speak on the subject over the years even when I didn’t have an updated book to sell.

Besides writing and speaking extensively on preserving family history and other inspirational and motivational topics, Ross is the publisher of a weekly entertainment paper called Tidbits, ( and he is the “Dean” of Tidbits University, the training program for all new Tidbits publishers (

He is the host of the weekly radio show broadcast from Colorado’s oldest radio station, 1310KFKA – AM in Greeley, Colorado.

He is a husband, father, and grandfather residing in Loveland, Colorado with his wife of over 50 years.

Dr. Ross is available as a speaker on the subject of oral history or as a keynote speaker.

Twitter: @ronalddross
Family History Blog: (click on BLOG)
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