Chandler, AZ (PressExposure) July 24, 2007 -- Humorous and heartwarming new book examines the migratory life of snowbirds seeking winter warmth in America's sunbelt
"I swear this story is true," insists Len Schritter, author of the soon-to-be-released book titled The Secret Life of a Snowbird. "I was just sitting there in the bingo hall minding my own business when this strange woman asked if she could rub me with her pig."
To find out why he said yes, you'll have to read his new book. This incident and others, including one he calls "soused of the border" and another in which he battles his resort community's weed police, reveal much of what it's really like to be a snowbird.
Schritter is a potato farmer from Idaho. He loves it up there, but says he's had his fill of winters. "My wife Diana and I always hope to be heading south before the first big snow of the season," he says. Schritter and his brother run a 3,500-acre farm and, in addition to Idaho potatoes, grow sugar beets and wheat. As much as he loves Arizona, he's always back in Idaho in time to help with the spring planting.
With an observant eye, a wry sense of humor, and a gift for storytelling, Schritter weaves together a series of stories that are alternately humorous and heartwarming.
The Secret Life of a Snowbird is Schritter's first book. Scheduled for release in July 2007, The Secret Life of a Snowbird: An Inside Look at Retirement in America's Sunbelt (ISBN 1-58985-074-2 / ISBN: 978-1-58985-074-3), nonfiction, paperback, is published by Five Star Publications, P.O. Box 6698, Chandler AZ 85246-6698. The book is distributed through Ingram and Baker & Taylor. To request a review copy and/or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact the publisher. ###