In Person Talk and Book Signing with local author Liz Kitchens!


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Come join us at Quantum Leap Winery to celebrate the launch of Liz Kitchens's debut novel - Be Brave. Lose the Beige! The ticket price includes: 1 signed copy of Be Brave. Lose the Beige, admission, and one drink ticket to be redeemed at the bar at Quantum Leap Winery during the event.

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Humorous new guidebook gives women profound and creative advice for thriving after 60

“Liz Kitchens would make Erma Bombeck cackle, leave Ann Landers at a loss for words

and make Gloria Steinem proud” – Rannah Gray, author of “Familiar Evil”


A guide for “Lady Boomers” and others cresting toward retirement navigate what’s next for them. This candid, tongue-in-cheek manifesto empowers women to take on their third act with confidence and sass.

Meet Beige. Beige is reliable, practical, sensible, and safe. Beige doesn’t put up a fuss; it follows the rules, blends in, doesn’t want to stand out. Now meet Magenta. Magenta is rich, dynamic, loud, sometimes garish, and not easily overlooked.

Society has decidedly beige expectations when it comes to aging, and the intrinsic danger of beige and its many practical aspects is that it precludes creative thinking. Creative thinking is critical in avoiding a beige aging journey. Be Brave. Lose the Beige! Finding Your Sass after Sixty encourages women to trot out their inner magenta and defy those beige expectations.

Be Brave. Lose the Beige! started as a blog and morphed into a movement. This movement gently pokes fun at ageist rules and expectations. It says “yes” when the rest of the world keeps saying “no.” In these pages, Liz Kitchens chronicles how creative thinking helped her cope with empty nest syndrome, navigate sex over sixty, transition from being outtasight to literally being out-of-sight . . . and so much more.

The stories and creative techniques outlined in this book are guaranteed to introduce color, sass, and a lightness of spirit into your later years. Are you ready to start coloring outside the lines, even if a few pesky rules get trampled in the process?


LIZ KITCHENS is a rare and endangered species born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her memories of the sweet scent of orange blossoms and of the salty scrubbiness of the landscape pre-dates Walt Disney World. This geographical legacy, sandwiched between the frolicking waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast, inspired her playful spirit and informs her writing. She conducts workshops and seminars on creativity and directed a creative arts program for teens in underserved communities. She has also been a market researcher for thirty-five years and is the founder of What’s Next Boomer? a website dedicated to helping boomers navigate retirement options; and of the blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige, which focuses on issues facing women of the baby boomer generation. She is a contributing writer for the online magazine, Sixty and Me, and has been published in various online and print publications. Liz is married, the mother of three adult children, and the grandmother of three grandchildren. Learn more at


It is all about the love of wine and friendship for us at Quantum Leap. Founders Jill Ramsier and David Forrester combined their fondness for wine and conservation to establish Quantum Leap Winery in 2012.

Jill is a former food and beverage industry executive, while David is an environmental industry pioneer. Their mutual experience in business paired with their knowledge and passion for wine is the blend that propels Quantum Leap.

We strive to develop relationships with sustainable and organic growers in notable wine growing regions around the world to produce high quality wines with a reduced carbon footprint at a great value.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfrid Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
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ISBN: 9781647424688
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 16th, 2023

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