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    Posted August 8, 2014 by
    Fort Worth, Texas

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    The Stayton at Museum Way Welcomes Bestselling Author Leila Meacham

    The Stayton at Museum Way recently invited residents and guests for a book signing with bestselling novelist Leila Meacham for her new novel, Somerset. Residents and guests were able to meet the author of Somerset, Tumbleweeds and Roses, all epic tales of passion and power in East Texas. Meacham has been able to produce bestsellers in her retirement, and she was able to share how retirement can be a perfect time to do the things you’ve always longed to do.

    “Leila Meacham’s books are incredible,” said Amy Janak, lifestyles director at The Stayton at Museum Way. “Her books capture the Texas spirit so well and are loved by so many people. She is an amazing author and such a great testament to what one can accomplish during their retirement years. She has used her “retirement” to write best sellers. She is a great example of living an active life well, even into your senior years.”

    Celebrated novelist Leila Meacham credits divine inspiration, and her husband’s encouragement, for her decision to finish a manuscript she shelved in 1985. Her surprise bestseller, Roses, is a 600-page epic that traces the lives and loves of the leading families in a small Texas town, set against the backdrop of the 20th century.

    Leila Meacham writes about Texas with the authority of someone who’s lived there all her lie. When she retired, the former high school English teacher picked up the thousand yellowed, typewritten pages hidden away in her closet for a decade and turned them into her first bestseller, Roses. She’s since written another bestselling novel, Tumbleweeds, and a new Roses prequel, Somerset. Her rollicking tales of romance and regret are book club favorites.


    Located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, The Stayton at Museum Way is an 11-story, three building community featuring 188 independent living residences with a variety of spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. In addition to resort-style independent living, The Stayton provides onsite assisted living, memory support, and private skilled nursing for life care residents and others in the community.

    The Stayton at Museum Way, a Masterpiece Living® community, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information call (817) 439-6936 or visit www.thestayton.com.
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