Laura L. Whittemore
Financial Infidelity: Love and Theft in Retirement: Conversations with a Victim
Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): An Insightful Guide to Symptoms Treatment and Redefining Recovery by Mary Ann Keatley, PhD, CCC, and Laura L. Whittemore
Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): A Handbook of Hope for Our Military Warriors and Their Families, by Mary Ann Keatley, PhD, CCC, and Laura L. Whittemore
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What is your book about?
Brenda is the perfect prey, retired, single and living in an affluent neighborhood. What began as a love affair, then marriage turns into a deceitful array of half-truths and theft. Was it premeditated or was Steve’s world secretly unraveling and using desperate measures to save himself?
What inspired you to write your book?
This is the true story of my friend who became the victim of financial infidelity and was led down the path of fraud and betrayal by her loving, second husband. Our phone conversations over five years eventually revealed her dilemma of love and trust. Since financial infidelity is on the rise, I felt Brenda’s story might influence women in retirement to be more cautious.
If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:
I have retired from teaching and life coaching.
What is a typical day like for you?
When I’m not writing or adding short stories and poems to my new website, I’m doing research on cutting edge regenerative medicine and treatment options for brain injuries for my next book. Of course, learning about marketing and promoting books is ongoing for an indie author. Trying to schedule a hike or two in the mountains during the week is part of my exercise program to balance the required sitting at the computer. My daughter is also a published author and we enjoy sharing ideas on writing, editing and marketing that we’ve learned from articles and webinars. At the end of the day, I love to fall asleep reading.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
Since my background is in psychology and education, it has been my nature to share helpful information and empower people through coaching. I love it when I’m prompted by an idea for a short story, essay or a book and get swept away in the creative process. Each project presents a new adventure, many challenges and learning experiences, along with the joy of completion at the celebration line.
What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Moscow Rules by Antonio and Jonna Mendez, The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle, The Book of Eve by Julia Blake, Fiber Fueled by Will Bulsiewica, MD, Mind Over Money by Brad Klontz, Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson, Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood, Everything I Knew to Be True by Rayna York.
What advice do you have to offer our readers?
For readers: Let your curiosity lead the way. For authors: “Put your pen to the paper and let your heart do the rest.” Ken Donaldson
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
My love for horses compelled me to participate in sports like long-distance endurance riding on my Arabian, Montego, who had to win and never gave up. At age 45, I started playing polo on a men’s team and played for the Cincinnati Polo Club for five years.
What’s next for you?
My coauthor, Dr. Mary Ann Keatley, and I are working on an update of our book, Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Insightful Guide to Symptoms, Treatments and Redefining Recovery. Dr. Keatley has written a workbook to improve memory and cognitive skills, which we will publish this year.