Midlife Crisis by Audra North

Please welcome Audra North as she talks a little bit about time and its effect on life and of course, her new release, Midlife Crisis ….

Time plays a big role in Midlife Crisis. It’s almost a character unto itself. Time is supposed to heal all wounds. Time flies, time stops for no man…there are a lot of sayings about time. But in this book, time brings clarity and opportunity to Cam McGhee in a way that nothing else in his life could have. At the start of Cam’s life, the state of society simply wouldn’t have allowed him to live the way he wants to. His choices are made partly out of fear, partly out of necessity, given the time period in which he comes of age.

But years go by. Time passes. And along with the advancement of years comes a shift in the larger world. The possibilities that were closed to Cam when he was at the stereotypical age of Big Decisions—marriage, family, career—open up to him when he is already halfway through his life.

Because of time’s role in Cam’s life, the story moves between time periods the way that romances usually alternate between the POV of two main characters. It’s a different take on love, which might have something to do with the age of the characters, but the love between Cam and Dave that grows through the book is no less strong for its unconventional approach.

As François Rabelais, a colorful fifteenth-century monk, said, “Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.” That is certainly true about time in Midlife Crisis.


About Midlife Crisis


Cam McGhee grew up like any other small-town Texas farm boy: he played football, went to church every Sunday, and married his high school sweetheart. But thirty-five years after he said “I do,” Cam finds himself nursing a beer in a gay bar, thinking about what might have been.

Dave Montoya is confident, self-assured, and cautiously single. But when he meets shy, uncertain, and clearly-still-not-out Cam in a coffee shop in Austin, his reservations about getting seriously involved again disappear. Cam is everything he’s looking for in a partner . . . almost, anyway.

No matter how much Dave wants him, and how good they are together, Cam can’t bring himself to openly embrace the life he was meant to live. After all, when his secret finally gets out, he faces the very real possibility of losing everything that kept him going for the first fifty years of his life, just like he’s feared for so long. But with a little faith—and a lot of love—his dream of living fully, truly, as himself might finally be within reach.


Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/midlife-crisis



About Audra North

Audra North is a contemporary romance author of more than twenty romances, including the Stanton Family series, the Hard Driving series, and the Pushing the Boundaries series. She is the owner and publisher of Pink Kayak Press, which focuses on the publication of diverse romance works. Winter Rain, a Pink Kayak Press anthology, won a gold medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards.

Audra enjoys speaking to writing groups and at industry conferences. She is also an avid jogger and loves running marathons. She has three children and lives with her family outside of Boston.

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6 Thoughts to “Midlife Crisis by Audra North”

  1. James Escol

    That was actually one of the things that I loved about this book. Your unconventional approach. You’ve given the story heart & life. And I couldn’t agree more on what the monk said about Time which reminds me of a quote about giving Time some time (which is actually true if not a bit humorous.) =)

  2. H.B.

    Thank you for the post. It sounds wonderful.
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  3. Lisa

    Thanks for the post. I’m looking forward to reading this story with MCs that are my age.
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

  4. Trix

    Cam’s emotional journey sounds rewarding!


  5. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release! I don’t read many books with characters that are both above 50 but it sounds good.

  6. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Audra, and thanks for the post. I understand about the role of time. As a Texan who came out in mid-life, I can identify with this and am interested in how this story unfolds.. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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