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 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Most of us don’t have a plan, a strategy, for the final years of our lives. How could we, given that we really 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, and while she learned she wrote.

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.

Guided always by her Christian faith, she 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 questions are universal. Her answers create a detailed map through the challenging terrain of old age.

“Talking to myself about the day-to-day reality of growing old has made me happy, because it led to good decisions about how I want to live these final years,” Fuller stated. “If sharing my thoughts can help others do the same. . .Wow! That will just multiply the pleasure.”

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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