Old Geezer Romancing in Cyberspace
About the Book
Bill McDonald, an award-winning journalist, had no intention of writing about the internet dating he began at age sixty-nine.
“What could occur on the dates of an old geezer like me,” he reasoned, “that would pique one’s interest or keep a reader spellbound?”
It didn’t take long for him to realize he’d failed miserably as a soothsayer.
One first-time date met him, quite intentionally, while she luxuriated in a bath of soapsuds and bubbles. A luncheon date startled him with a fact not mentioned in her profile: she was the great-granddaughter of Mark Twain, having discovered the kinship only two years earlier. A sex therapist insisted on “smudging” him before he could enter her home. This ancient ritual had her wafting herbal smoke around his body to eliminate negative vibes.
These and other noteworthy occurrences led the author to write a fascinating page-turner—Old Geezer Romancing in Cyberspace.
About the Author
Bill McDonald earned two majors, English and Psychology, at the University of South Carolina.
He’s also the author of a book – “Columbia: Cornerstone of the Carolinas” – about the capitol city he covered for 32 years.
His skills stretched into every corner of “The State” newsroom.
He covered the state legislature briefly; wrote award-winning, human-interest columns; reviewed symphony concerts when needed; served briefly as food critic; and covered the city’s gaieties in a “Night Lights” column.
McDonald also taught writing at the Buckley School of Public Speaking in Camden, S.C. One of his pupils was Navy Admiral Barry Black, now chaplain of the U.S. Senate.