Mill City Press Author Offers a Comical Look at Life for all Those Who Wonder, “What now?”

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Sometimes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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Act Three is life’s gift of time and freedom after kids and career

Author Joyce Ward shares what can happen when life takes an unexpected turn in Act Three: The Bare Facts of Life After Dale ($12.99, paperback, 9781545651179; $3.99, e-book, 9781545651186). After raising their children, Stel and Dale retire and plan to travel, but suddenly Stel is alone.

Widowed friends Merci and Stel find themselves at a loss after the deaths of their husbands. They write letters to one another after Stel moves into a senior residence, and the letters document their journey as they seek new purpose.

“Act Three is life’s gift of time and freedom after kids and career….Readers just might find the ladies’ real-life dilemmas and solutions can help restore joy in their own lives,” said Ward.

Joyce Ward started her writing career in fifth grade when she won a writing contest. She pursued various career paths, including teaching, investment counseling, real estate and art. She finally came full circle in retirement, now enjoying her books and her writing.

Mill City Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is a leader in the general market division of self-publishing. Act Three is available online through and

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