Humor shatters negative perceptions of retirement

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Retiree Dottie Maley shares the ups and downs of a retirement community through humor in new fiction novel

"Upson Downes" by Dottie Maley

Upson Downes is a place where you’ll cancel golf games on weekends in order to play tennis, attend a couple of parties, go fishing or throw a barbecue.

When people speak of retirement, they often consider it a time for older people to slow down and relax. However, the residences at Upson Downes are anything but slow and old (at heart).

Retiree Dottie Maley takes readers behind the scenes of fictitious Horace Binkbottom’s sidesplitting and heartwarming journey through retirement at the overwhelmingly exciting retirement community in her new book, “Upson Downes.”

“Upson Downes is a place where you’ll cancel golf games on weekends in order to play tennis, attend a couple of parties, go fishing or throw a barbecue,” Maley said.

The community of Upson Downes is full of quirky and lovable characters that break down negative stereotypes of retirement communities and highlight the perks of having friendships, love and adventures during this new stage of life. With rollicking mishaps and wonderful friends, “Upson Downes” shows life can be unexpected at any age.

The lovable characters Maley portrays are based on some of the wonderful people that have inspired her during her time of retirement.

“I have such delightful memories of retirement, and one day I found a box in the closet with a lot of pictures that brought so many of those experiences into focus,” Maley said. “Since all those wonderful people are gone, I wanted to write something that would capture their essence.”

For more information, visit http://www.upsondownesdottiemaley.com.

“Upson Downes”
By Dottie Maley
ISBN: 978-1-49693-540-3
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Dottie Maley has lived in retirement communities for the past 22 years. She has written several short stories for a church related magazine as well as published the book “In the Shadow of Rainbows.” Maley has held many interesting jobs in her life, including a map keeper for the Navy Waves during WWII and designer for ad agencies. She lived in Hawaii for 42 years and currently resides in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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