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72-year-old Carmel Valley woman pens first book

72-year-old Carmel Valley woman pens first book

Estee Perchik Sery didn't let her age get in the way of her publishing her first book. In fact, she didn't see what the big deal was.

Even after receiving several rejections, which the 72-year-old equated to her age, she didn't lose determination and decided to publish "The Scent of Heat" herself.

"It's interesting that people bring [my age] up," the Carmel Valley resident said. "Until I saw an article noting my age, I never thought of it like that. It's like, 'Wow, I'm not going to live until 100 years? What's 72?' It's not like I haven't done anything in my life and now, suddenly, I'm publishing a book. I don't think age-wise. The only time I did was...

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