Contributor

Mel Walsh

Author, 'Hot Granny,' 'Fabulous at 50,' '60 and Beyond'

Mel Walsh's latest book, <em>Hot Granny</em> (Chronicle Books), offers humorous, practical advice for women 50 and better. On <em>Huff/Post 50</em>, Mel writes about everything that can happen when one travels on the outskirts of age. Each post from Mel has at least one piece of usable info, a few flashes of humor and always a bit of comfort that one is not alone on the journey. <br /> <br /> As a columnist, Mel has been syndicated by <em>King Features</em> and has had columns in the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> and the <em>San Jose Mercury News</em>. With an MA in Gerontology from USC, Mel consults about later life and speaks nationally (<em>CBS Early Show</em>, <em>AARP Expo</em>) about life past 50. She's been the spokesperson for two internationally distributed food/wine products.<br /> <br /> Mel has also written, produced and hosted a weekly FM radio show for older adults called <em>Second Wind </em>and wrote 200 newspaper columns by the same name. She's been featured in <em>O, The Oprah Magazine</em>, and has been called "the thinking woman's Erma Bombeck." However, she thinks of herself as the older adult's back fence neighbor. <br /> <br /> She lives with Cranky Pants, a later-life husband, who appears in her columns. Together they have 6 adult offspring and some small people who claim to be grandchildren. <br /> <br /> Mel's book of advice, <em>Hot Granny,</em> is a great gift and can be found on Amazon. Mel can be Twittered: @MelWalshWriter. Her <em>CBS Early Show</em> interview about <em>Hot Granny </em>is on YouTube. Search: Mel Walsh CBS.<br /> <br /> To catch your life's second wind, visit Mel at www.melwalsh.com.