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What’s New In The Romance Department? And Susan Wexler’s Life?

In February, I posted a story about Susan Wexler. The Westporter had just launched “What’s New in the Romance Department?,” a multimedia celebration of true stories of love and romance. She (and contributors) share real stories from all stages of life, in multiple genres including animated videos.

There’s a reason the “06880” tagline is “where Westport meets the world” — and Susan’s story proves it. She writes:

“Jack Canfield, author of the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul series, likes to mentor and support projects that appeal to him.

“He is currently writing a book about living life with love, instead of fear. Thanks to the ‘06880’ post, his people found me on Google.

Susan Wexler

Once a year Jack invites 17 people to his home in Santa Barbara, California for a retreat. He offers advice on taking their work to the next level. This year, I was invited!

“Because of COVID, it had to be virtual. But it was still great — so helpful!

“Also, Jack interviewed me for a TV show he hosts in California.

“And … in 6 weeks he is sending a tweet to his 1,100,000 followers about my blog.

“He also highly recommends that I turn the blog into a book — and he offered to give me a testimonial.

“Thanks to Jack’s support, I am on a trajectory that I never dreamed of before!”

Good things happen to great people. Meanwhile — despite all these head-spinning events — Susan keeps looking for great stories.

If you have an incident, anecdote or OMG moment of your romantic life to share, email susan@whatsnewinromance.com. If you need assistance with writing, please ask her. She’s happy to help,

Just the way Jack Canfield helped her.

 

What’s New In The Romance Department?

Susan Wexler’s mother, Anna Turner, lived to 103. In her later years she eagerly asked extended family members: “What’s new in the romance department?”

Hearing the latest news, the spark of love was rekindled. Her face glowed. Her spirits lifted.

Susan realizes that everyone can benefit from the power of “the romance department” to raise spirits. That’s especially important in these difficult times.

She created “What’s New in the Romance Department?,” a multimedia celebration of true stories of love and romance. It’s a platform for sharing real stories from all stages of life, in multiple genres including animated videos (illustrated and produced by Poppy Livingstone, a talented Staples High School senior).

Stories are written by people willing and generous enough to share them.

Susan will also post “intriguing romantic tales in the news” on the site.

The blog launches with a Senior Center virtual event on February 10 (7 p.m.). Members of the Center’s Writers Workshop will share real-life stories of love and romantic relationships.

Everyone — of every age, with every romantic story past and present — is welcome to join. The evening (just before Valentine’s Day!) “promises to enrich and renew your spirits,” Susan says.

Just as it did for her 103-year-old mom.

(“What’s New in the Romance Department?” is free, but pre-registration is required. Email susan@whatsnewinromance.com, or call 203-341-5099.)

Susan Wexler