Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy New Decade

We've dipped our toes in a new decade. So far, the 20s seem fine.

Decades are defined by food, fashion, politics, music, and media.

If you're familiar with my work, you know I write a series set in the 1970s. Officially fifty years ago (feel like yesterday--there's no way I can be this old).

I love writing about the 70s. It was a simpler time. No cell phones. No video games (yes, I remember Pong--but nothing blew up). Cars had actual keys (when she climbed into a car without a push-button start, my 18-year old had no clue how to turn it on). There were a limited number of television stations and everyone watched the same things (the playground wasn't a fun place to be if you missed Happy Days).

Granted, the 70s preference for polyester isn't my favorite. I get the no-iron idea but I've embraced the notion that linen is supposed to be wrinkled.

I visit the 70s most days on Facebook. Think JellO salads (what were they thinking?).

Also, questionable fashion (again, what were they thinking?) and general craziness.

I hope you'll join me in some historical silliness, and I wish you a happy new decade!

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders and the Poppy Fields Adventures.

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

Her newest book, Stayin' Alive, releases February 25, 2020.

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