40 Something – Safety


The latest instalment of 40 Something has been published. This issue is called Safety.

What it’s about

40 Something (3)_FotorWas it ever simple being in your 40s? Follow the lives of five 40+ women as they navigate the 21st Century. They are wives, mothers, daughter, sisters, and friends. They are married, single, divorced, separated, and dating in a post feminist world trying to define gender roles when the rules have changed since their mother’s and grandmother’s were young.

Rose is a busy mother who believes family is the most important thing in the world. When she finds herself in a vulnerable situation she begins to worry about her family’s safety. How does one keep their children safe in such a dangerous world?

Charlie is a busy divorce attorney and it’s her week to have her son, whom she shares custody of with her ex. After a long night and an early morning she is exhausted and the added demands of work and child are having their toll. When pulled two directions which should a woman choose, kid or work?

Justine has the perfect husband and the perfect life, however it’s lacking something. Sometimes danger can add spice to one’s life, or not. How does a woman find passion when the most exciting thing that’s happened in a long time is a confrontation with a bully?

Sophie has been whisked away by her friend’s sister to Lindsay’s place to hide from her abusive ex husband. Sophie has never been safe and is not at all comfortable with Lindsay’s hospitality. How can one trust a stranger’s kindness when the one you love has always hurt you?

Lindsay wants Sophie and her kids to stay with her to fill a hole deep inside her. Is she moving to fast?

These five women’s lives intersect to tell a story over a series of short novellas. Come along with them as they try to figure out what it means to be 40 Something. Want to know more check out the website www.shannonpeel.com

Where to Buy



Anywhere ebooks are sold.



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Purpose of this Blog

This blog is a look at the characters in a new series about being a 40+ year old woman in today’s world. This novel takes from real life, stories women have shared, stories men have shared, books I have read, movies I have watched. It takes all the information and merges it, mixes, it, embellishes it. You won’t find a 100% true story on the blog or in the novel.

I welcome any 40 Something stories you would like to share for the book, but please understand the story will only be a jump off point for the characters as I’m not about to publish anything exactly as it happened.

Email me today at Shannonpeel01[ at ]gmail [.com]

And yes…. Dating stories about women behaving badly are welcome too, as my characters are flawed and handicapped when it comes to dating.

Photo on 2014-04-17 at 12.25 PMShannon Peel is the author of THIRTEEN a book about a boy and his mom caught behind enemy lines when soldiers attack their North American hometown. The story asks the question, what if it happened here?

For more information check out her website.www.shannonpeel.com


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