Frances Fuller has followed up her award winning book about Lebanon, In Borrowed Houses, with a new book that helps us face a challenge each and every one of us must someday face.

WILMINGTON, NC, December 28, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — There are tens of thousands of book on aging, and an equal number of books about retirement. This is no surprise. Life expectancy is increasing dramatically. In 2015, the Census Bureau estimated there would be 50 million people age 65 and older by 2016. Interest in aging and retirement issues will likely only increase with each passing year.

Most of us don’t have a plan, a strategy, for the final years of our lives. Most of us have no idea what to expect during those years.

Finding very little real guidance available, award winning author Frances Fuller decided that she must figure out for herself how to live wisely through the puzzles and possibilities of aging. In ‘Helping Yourself Grow Old: Things I Said To Myself When I Was Almost Ninety’, Frances deals with such issues as grief, loneliness, physical limitations, fears, duties, and with the significance of her own life story.

The end result is a book unlike any other book on aging you will ever read.

What makes this book a perfect fit for book clubs is that the author deals with common , universal but sometimes private issues in an open, conversational tone. Her confessions and decisions invite self-searching and discussion.

In this new book, Fuller tries to make sense of her own past and to understand her responsibility to younger generations. In the process she shares her daily life, enriched with memories from her fascinating experiences. Her stories and her voice – fresh, honest, irresistible – keep the reader eager for more. The end result is a book that helps create a detailed map through the challenging terrain of old age.

Frances’ prior work, ‘In Borrowed Houses’, has taken three industry awards. Frances Fuller was the Grand Prize winner in the 2015 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. It received the bronze medal for memoir in the Illumination Book Awards in 2014. Northern California Publishers and Authors annually gives awards for literature produced by residents of the area. In 2015 ‘In Borrowed Houses’ received two prizes: Best Non-fiction and Best Cover.

Critics have praised ‘In Borrowed Houses.’ A judge in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards called ‘In Borrowed Houses’ ” . . a well written book full of compassion . . . a captivating story . . . “. Another reviewer described the book as “Wise, honest, sensitive, funny, heart-wrenching . . .”. Colin Chapman, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut said, ” . . . western Christians and Middle Eastern Christians need to read this story…full of remarkable perceptiveness and genuine hope.”

Frances Fuller is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. Fuller’s books are available at Amazon and other book retailers. A free ebook sample from ‘In Borrowed Houses’ is available at More information is available at her website at

Frances Fuller spent thirty years in the violent Middle East and for twenty-four of those years was the director of a Christian publishing program with offices in Lebanon. While leading the development of spiritual books in the Arabic language, she survived long years of civil war and invasions.

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