Nonagenarian novelist to speak in Westport
Published 3:20 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011
An author who wrote her first novel at age 90 and now is working on her fourth will be the guest speaker at the April 20 meeting of the Westport-Weston Chapter of AARP.
Tina Appleton Bishop will speak at 1 p.m. in the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.
The program is open to the public.
Bishop's first novel, "Fisherman's Creek," was published in 2008. Her second, "The Heiress of Newfield," came out in 2009 and the third, "Open with Care," was published in 2010 when she was 93. She currently is working on a fourth novel.
Born into a family of publishers, Bishop for many years was editor and writer of the Greenwich Social Review, forerunner of the Greenwich Magazine. Later she edited a quarterly newsletter, Senior Outlook.
Bishop calls herself a "late bloomer," according to her website. Not having completed high school, she received her GED at Greenwich High School at the age of 77, and with the encouragement of her two sons, learned how to use a computer at age 89.
For information, call 203-226-2564.