Thursday, September 4, 2014

Favorite Old Broad Blogfest!



 
Dynamic duo Julie Kemp Pick and Susan Flett Swiderski compiled this broad baby, with poetic contributions from eight ole broads. Not only did I pose for the shadow on the wall, some of my poems are featured too!

Michael Di Gesu designed the front and back cover. He did a spectacular job. Consider his services when ever you need. You won't be disappointed. Michael's work prompted eight old broads to shout ecstatically, "Wow, you're really good!" 
Old Broads is on sale here on Amazon!

Susan wrote this: To celebrate its release, each old broad featured in this book is blogging about her favorite old broad today, and we invite each of you to tell us a little something about your favorite old broad in the comments. Oh, and if you're still offended by the term broad, I apologize. If you'd prefer, you can tell us about your favorite older woman... how's that? Oh yeah, and one of you who comments about your fave broad will be winning a free copy of our book. Points will be earned for creativity, and visiting other broads' (and Michael's) blogs. The winner will be announced next Friday, September 12th.
Cool, huh? (It really IS a cool book... not only is it filled with some fun poetry, but all proceeds from its sale are going to CARE International.)

Now then, let me introduce you to the other broads, so you can follow their blogs, too. (Like I said, they're ALL terrific.)


NOTE: Technically, Michael isn't a broad. He's a guy. A very nice guy who used that lovely image from Francesco Romoli to create our cover for us, so you could say, as an important member of our team, he's an honorary broad. With hairy legs.


Thanks for helping make this a very broad celebration!
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Here's a poem about my favorite old broad.

My favorite old broad?

An easy choice pick

Someone younger than…God

And more slender than thick

Like no other ole broad

This one is all heart

With skills off-the-hook

Awesome writing and art

This stud did a job that made eight women sigh.

“Wow! You’re so good!” one by one, each did cry.

How much courage it took

To join an eight women team

Turn our poems to a book 

Make real, this broad dream.

 Thank you, Michael. We love you!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VU2yWUCMzok/U3BLAFe340I/AAAAAAAABXM/d8s-Nphc720/s220/IMG_2288%2B-%2BVersion%2B2.jpg Michael Di Gesu

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for coming through for us after the first model stormed off the set! LOVE your poem, and I can't believe how quickly you whipped it up! Though you were the youngest Old Broad, you rolled up the sleeves of your housecoat, and went right to work. You even recruited some of our finest talent. Thank you for making Old Broads so much fun, Robyn!

    Julie

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  2. I love your poem and WILL have the book. Thank you one and all.

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  3. Congratulations you guys!! An excellent collection of poets. Not really old broads though - especially if that's your shadow.

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  4. Wonderful poem! And wonderful Michael! The cover is so wonderful. I'm thrilled to be a part of it. And Julie, awesome shadow picture!! :)

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  5. Wow. Wow. Wow. So much more to read and explore!

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  6. Should be an interesting read. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Thank you, all. I'm glad to have been involved. And I started getting my AARP card at 35. I think they do that intentionally - to get folks used to the term "old" before you get there. It's somewhat helpful, I suppose.

    A lovely weekend to you!
    xoRobyn

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  8. Old broads. lol Hey you're only as old as you feel. OK that would make me feel 70. Nevermind. ;)

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  9. What a great concept! I want to read this book! (Being an old broad myself, of course).

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  10. Old broads have more fun, right? lol awesome indeed, congrats

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  11. clever poem and I need to add Michael to my blog post. Dang - fun collection all around.

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  12. What a fun poem, Robyn! I have a feeling the hairy-legged broad will LOVE it!

    Thanks for all you did to help us make his book a reality.

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  13. Nice poem! Michael did a great job with that cover!

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  14. Your poem is perfect, Robyn! :D

    Thank you so much for inviting me to join the old broad crew! I am thrilled to be a part of this. I feel very lucky to have been included.

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  15. Aw. Great! I am on this! You posed brilliantly, dahling!~

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  16. I want that shadow. Where can I buy one?

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Congratulations on launching what I know is a fabulous collection of poems. I hope it sells a gazillion copies.

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  18. Old broads tend to be the funniest. I bet the book will be a smashing success!

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  19. Hi Robyn .. fantastic poem celebrating the old broad with hairy legs ... and the project is such a great idea - congratulations to one and all ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  20. I am soooo blushing right now! Thanks Robyn! You are tooooooo sweet!

    You ladies did an amazing job pulling this together! CONGRATS to you ALL!!!!!!!

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  21. I already posted about my favorite old broad on Susan's blog, so I'll just say congrats and that as someone who's read your poetry before, I'm looking forward to seeing what you wrote for this collection!

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  22. Congratulations to you all! I love that proceeds go to charity!

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  23. That is awesome. You definitely deserve it. Congratulations to all of you.

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  24. Well, this is exciting stuff and you are look fabulous on the cover. Not sure I like the "old" bit as I went to high school with one of you.

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  25. Congrats on the book! Not sure about the old broad part as I'm getting closer to being one.

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  26. Except for Jane Fonda, all great broads love their lines and don't give a hoot what people may think. (Besides I think I see some stuffing coming out from Jane Fonda's shoulder). I read some of the others and this is great and what a wonderful tribute to people so near and dear

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  27. that is completely awesome!!
    and michael is such a talented dude!

    here's to all of you sweet old broads from another!

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  28. Sounds like an interesting story!

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  29. I'f I swung that way, I'd tap that. haha

    That's great news Robyn - you so deserve it. It's a cool cover too - the shadow could be you!

    We love the word Broad here, or used to. It was used a lot once upon a time.

    Well done to all the broads, including Michael lol

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  30. Haha, Anthony, me too. I mean, wait a minute, I do swing that way. No I don't. I've confused myself. He IS a hot old broad, isn't he?

    Thank you dear peeps.

    You are the best!

    xoRobyn

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  31. My favourite broad is Sigourney Weaver because she could probably beat me up without too much effort and I'm in to that apparently.

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  32. Congrats to all!
    I will be checking this out. Thanks Robyn!

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