Guest Contributors

From time to time Olderhood will add Guest Contributors to our resident writing team. Each Guest Contributor will be selected based on theme, sustainability of theme, writing style and adherence to Olderhood standards of content. If you are interested in becoming a Guest Contributor please send an e-mail to Please tell us a little about yourself and what you are interested in writing about.

List of Guest Contributors


Bob Lowry, Scottsdale Arizona-

Bob Lowry - Satisfying Retirement

Bob Lowry – Satisfying Retirement

After a career in radio that included stints as a DJ, program director, and consultant to over 200 stations, Bob retired in 2001 at the age of 52. He publishes the Satisfying Retirement blog, is the author of two books, and has been featured in the 65 Things You Can Do book series. He and his wife of 37 years live in Scottsdale, AZ.


avrilAvril Charlton, Poitou-Charente, France

Avril has followed a career in Event & Conference Management that’s taken her from London to the Middle East, Bermuda, Ireland and back. Now living in the Poitou-Charente region of France with her husband, she is French speaking and works as an estate agent in the region.


Neil Heater, Denver Colorado -

Neil-H1Neil Heater is married with an amazing best friend he calls his ‘Dear wife’. With 2 grown sons in college he has discovered that getting older is nothing more than a great part of this journey we call life. He is a Freelance writer ( that lives in Denver, Colorado and looks at every day as a blessing and an opportunity.


Sheena Storie, Bermuda -

ssSheena is a grandmother of four children ranging in age from 2 months to 6 years. During her lifetime career as an educator, she was a learning support teacher to children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.

As Author of The Granny Blog*, Sheena draws on her traditional Scottish upbringing and values, as she relates the real life challenges of being a modern Gran to four active youngsters. Her entertaining writing combines a keen sense of wit and honesty as she navigates the adventures of family life, and offers advice regarding the shepherding of grandkids in today’s complex world.

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The Oldie, London -

Oldie_JulyThe Oldie magazine was launched in 1992 in London, England. The aim was to produce an antidote to youth culture but, more importantly, a magazine with emphasis on good writing, humour and quality illustration.

This week’s guest contributor: The Jobseeker’s Tale by David Wardle


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Lee Coppack, London –

Lee Coppack is a London based writer and editor. She is a founder director of Insurance Research & Publishing. Her interests include languages, 3D printing and moose.

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