Thursday, 22 May 2014

That's Not My Age: the future


That's Not My Age mantra: photo by Kristin Perers

And so today, some proper breaking news...I've been commissioned to write a style book for women over-40. Which is exciting and scary, but mostly scary. I'm still in the 'can't quite believe it' phase. Anyhow. Firstly, a huge, great big THANK YOU all for following, reading and commenting on That's Not My Age over the last few years. Your kind, intelligent, funny words are what keeps me going. And secondly, what does this mean for the blog? To be honest, I really don't know. I've postponed my move to Wordpress - the new site is practically finished but I just need to focus on writing the book for the time being. So please bear with me. I will try to continue posting whenever possible but it's quite a short turn-around and as I'm a New Lady Author I've really no idea how intense an experience this will be. If you live in south London and see a chuntering, denim-clad woman with wild hair and mad eyes over the coming months, it could well be me.

More good news: 67-year-old Marianne Faithfull is the new face of the Saint Laurent Music Project. Hooray!



PS guest blog posts welcome, though be warned, I am pretty anal when it comes to copy writing.




53 comments:

Simon Glazin said...

OMG CONGRATS!!! What amazing news! Well done, can't wait to read it! x

littlebrownbird said...

I can't wait to read it :) xx

littlebrownbird said...

And of course congratulations!

une femme said...

WHEEEE!!! Congratulations!! I can hardly wait to read it.

Kristina said...

Amazing. Congratulations.

Kristina said...

Good that someone is flying the flag for us "oldies" :D

ganching said...

That's excellent news. Congratulations.

Sharon S said...

Hi my dear!! That's really fabulous news, congratulations!! xx

jacque v. said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I'm a bit sad, though, because reading your posts have beacome a kind of addiction trough the years! That's my egocentric soul talking...I really hope you enjoy the experience, besides beeing wide-eyed and half crazy some times. And most of all,we (I know I'm not alone in this) wiil be waiting to read your book, as soon as it comes out!
Leaving in the other side of the world, I don't know when I'll get my hands on it...
Please, do post some news about the experience of writing, or whatever, when you can.

Lilac In May said...

Great news, congratulations TNMA!

Glen Swain said...

So happy for you and so sad for me, as I love your blog - but will try to stay stylish irregardless in the spirit of soldiering on. Any hopes of seeing a bit more of you on fb?

Style At Every Age said...

Huge Congratulations! xx

Mark Harrison said...

About time. The British Library is on standby x

Vix said...

How exciting, well done! xxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Congratulations!! That is awesome! I can't wait to read every word. Also, I haven't thought about Marianne Faithful in years...she looks amazing! Can't wait for the book!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Congratulations!! That is awesome! I can't wait to read every word. Also, I haven't thought about Marianne Faithful in years...she looks amazing! Can't wait for the book!

Disneyrollergirl.net said...

Fabulous!! Am I right in thinking you will still be v active on twitter and insta?!

Disneyrollergirl.net said...

Fabulous!! Am I right in thinking you will still be v active on twitter and insta?!

Justine said...

Congratulations, I look forward to reading it. I hope you get time to continue with your blog too.

Jean said...

Fantastic news! Can't wait to read it x

WendyMcLeodMacKnight said...

well done!

Patti said...

How exciting! Congratulations, and I know it will be smashing.

Jen Lawrence said...

Congratulations! Well done.

Kristine Bonner said...

Congrats!

Val S said...

Congratulations, New Lady Author! Nerves be damned, that's very exciting news!

materfamilias said...

Congratulations! Now I'm really looking forward to our meet-up. Dinner in London with a chuntering, denim-clas woman with wild hair and mad eyes, my husband will be so impressed! ;-)

Tamera Beardsley said...

Congratulations my dear! So well deserved!

Tiffany said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it :)

Catherine Robinson said...

That is wonderful...congratulations...I'll be buying your book ;) xx

Kerrie Roberts said...

What an adventure, and that's something we all need in our lives as we grow older. So looking forward to seeing the book in my hands. Congratulations and don't get too stressed.Remember we all know and love your work already.

V Rising said...

This is fantastic news Alyson. It seems like the tide is changing. Congratulations and I look forward to reading it!

Marianne said...

Congratulations! So excited for you. Can't wait to read it.

Madelaine Cooper said...

Congratulations - I am planning my pre-order of your book already!

susan burpee said...

I echo all the others here in saying "Congratulations." "Well done."
But I'm also a little sad. I will miss reading your blog each morning with my first cup of tea.

Karen Barlow said...

Thats amazing news,I can't wait for the launch!! Its about time we older lasses got some recognition for our contribution to planet style!
If you need any guinea pigs, case studies etc etc, I've just turned 50, last week & am a fellow blogger, Mid youth, stylist, music, art, fashion lover. Just saying??
http://karenbarlow.blogspot.co.uk/

Sarah said...

That's fantastic. So pleased for you and many congratulations. Richly deserved and I cannot wait to buy your book. S x

Preston Davis said...

Congratulations! Hope I get an early review copy… I would love to do a guest post for TNMA!!!

black/white stripe said...

about time!
we totally need you and this book in our lives as we get older and more stylish!

Dee Hall said...

Blessings and congratulations! What a marvelous journey life can be!

TheOnlineStylist said...

Wow - what fantastic news - huge congratulations and I cannot wait to read your book. I will be buying it for me and as gifs for my fashion obsessed, forty something friends! So pleased for you! xxx

danaldaggett.com said...

Congratulations on the new book project! We blog readers will still be here when you get time to write a post.

trysweettalkcom said...

I'm so happy for you. I follow your posts all the time. I haven't commented before because I had technical difficulties. Your featured styles have made me get my swagger back. All the best to you!

Paula said...

Congratulations! How exciting - I'm sure it'll be a good one.

mountainear said...

Great news, and look forward to reading your new words as avidly as I've enjoyed the blog. I'm going to miss the regular posts which have encouraged me to embrace 'me' and the opportunities open to a woman of my age. Best wishes.

pinda said...

Congratulations! I will look forward to buying a copy when it comes out. Please leave your blog up and just post whenever you have time. I also enjoy going back and reading past posts.

Young at Heart said...

At last...well done!!

Sacramento Amate said...

So glad for you and PROUD as well.
Love and sunshine of the soul kind
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HJA said...

Congratulations! About time your fabulous work in recognising life beyond 40 was enshrined in a book. Can't wait to buy it. Hx

HJA said...

I second this request for the same reasons Hx

The Style Crone said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news and well deserved.

Elizabeth Tierney said...

First, huge congratulations!! But, like others here, it's rather bittersweet because I just recently discovered your blog and it has really changed the way I see my 53 year old self

Sally said...

Congratulations! Really appreciate your posts over here in Los Angeles---you make me feel less alone in the city that chases eternal youth!

Sheepskins fairylights said...

Brilliant news. I love your writing & look forward to your book! Xx