ABOUT USPublishing for writers age 65 and older.
In case you were wondering,
this is who we are
Ageless Authors is an effort to recognize your vitality, your strength and your craft. It is designed to highlight the work of writers and artists 65 years of age and older. Ageless Authors is the brainchild of two highly experienced writer/editors – Ginnie Bivona and Larry Upshaw — who have launched a crusade on behalf of senior creativity.
Ginnie and Larry have been friends and business associates for a number of years and now they have decided to collaborate on this exciting new project. Both have extensive experience as writers, publishers and in marketing.
Ginnie Siena Bivona was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a very long time ago…and at the age of 24 moved with her husband and first child to Texas. She is the insufferably proud mother of five reasonably adult children and seven practically perfect grandchildren. She has worked in many facets of the publishing industry for more than 30 years. Currently she produces self-published books through her company, Lone Star Productions. Her service includes the entire process from first edits to printing the book. She has worked on everything from a two-volume hardcover book on buying and selling scrap, to travel, cookbooks, memoirs and novels.
Ginnie is also a published author. Her first novel was Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party (pub date 2000). On March 7, 2009, a made for TV movie based on the book premiered, Bound By A Secret, starring Meredith Baxter, Lesley Ann Warren and Timothy Bottoms. It has been on TV many times since the first release and to date has a viewer count of many millions. Recent releases include a collection of short stories; The Secret Lives of Ordinary Women, and Reality Check, the Work of a Part-time Poet.
In addition, she has written two cookbooks, a humorous cookbook titled The Seductive Chef, A Cookbook & More for Lovers, and she co-authored Top Texas Chefs Favorite Recipes with Sharry Buckner. Her favorite work is titled Notes from a Chameleon, Sort of a Memoir, a book that she has been living, writing and illustrating for the past 40 some years. It was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Awards 2008.
Larry Upshaw came to this work through journalism by way of public relations and marketing. He became a professional writer in his teens, when he contributed feature articles to the rotogravure magazine of the Dallas Times Herald. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he wrote for Texas Highways Magazine, Houston City, TIME, Rocky Mountain Magazine and the Christian Science Monitor. He wrote a sports column that was syndicated in many southern and southwestern newspapers including the Dallas Morning News.
Larry also wrote for a number of corporate publications including those of Frito-Lay, PepsiCo Foods, Shell Oil and Braniff Airways. He created and published a magazine for the seniors programs of 28 hospitals nationwide. He is now creative director and CEO of Texas Law Marketing and has published a dozen books on law, health and business.
He is married, the father of two grown children, and looks forward to the day when he can slow down enough to reread his entire library and wrestle the bear called Fiction one more time.