Jackie and Steve Breeden have built a solid, idyllic life on a small Midwestern farm. Aching body parts remind them they're not getting younger and neither are their dreams. They crave RV exploration of the USA like their hero, the late Charles Kuralt. Opportunity arrives when their married, yet coddled and immature son, Brandon, loses his job - and home to foreclosure. He retains his ego, his fully-loaded truck and Amy, his very conniving wife.
With a desire to be as capricious as the thirty-something couple, Jackie and Steve leave their homestead in the less-than-capable hands of Brandon and Amy to travel the country in a WInnebago. Ambitious Amy expands the milk home delivery with cookies baked with weed she grows on the property. Oops! As the local bank's VP, Amy secretly increases the Home Equity Line of Credit that financed the Winnebago.
What else could and will go wrong?
About PJ Colando (Orange County, California Author)
PJ Colando was born and raised in the Midwest, yet unabashedly aspired for adventure elsewhere, following her parent's model. She and her family live in southern California in a home filled with books and plants, laughter and song. There may be some brownies stashed in the freezer.
In further adherence to family ethic, she loves to read and learn. Writing is her encore career after thirty years of speech-language pathology practice. PJ aligns with a favorite author, Joan Didion's reasoning: "I write to know what I think." Especially in times of great tumult.
PJ writes comedy and satire with a literary bent in a genre she called Boomer Chick Lit. Two novels in her 'Steve and Jackie' series have been published and the third, CASH to DASH DOWN UNDER will be out soon. A companion novella, DOUGH to GROW, is schemed. Her personal essays and short stories have been included in many magazines and anthologies. Follow her boomer humor blog on pjcolando.com.