“A funny, poignant read about friendships spanning three decades. These girlfriends share the stories, tips, how-tos, and memories that have made their lives richer, deeper, and more meaningful. You’ll finish this book with eight new best friends!” —Gina Spadafori, best-selling author
“A great read for women of any age! Helpful, humorous, and an insightful exploration of what makes life and relationships work. Eight women share their collective and individual struggles and successes and how their unique bond contributed to a fuller life. You’ll thoroughly enjoy how these ‘girls next door’ learned to smooth out the panty lines and make their lives all they can be!” —Mary Tullie Critcher, author, It’s Greek to Me
“…a heartwarming account of the beauty of lifelong friendships between eight sassy Texas boomer women who bring out the best in each other. I loved the ‘little secrets’ the Girlfriends share. There isn't anything they don't know or have not experienced that creates life's annoying panty lines, and they know how to smooth them out, whether related to love, marriage, health, beauty, food, fashion, family, attitude, or just everyday life. It's a treasure trove of wit, wisdom, common sense advice and, yes, you have their permission to go ahead and wear a thong, but they caution, ‘If things are not going your way, don't get your thong in a tangle.’ What really makes this book so special is the reality that authentic long-term friendships can and do stay alive and thrive in our current throw-away, move-on culture. Facebook ‘friends’ come and go, friends at work are transient, but lasting friendships are rare and to be treasured and nurtured. Read their book and learn the Girlfriends’ special secrets you can use to enhance and improve the quality of your own life and relationships.” —Barbara Morris, R.Ph., editor, publisher
“Red Thong Strong is a must for every woman’s bookshelf. The eight authors met in church as young marrieds with small children. They bonded and have grown into a large, supportive family that faces all of life’s trials and celebrations together. The Red Thong Strong women share priceless personal stories and teach you to form such bonds, reminding me of the Native American quote I read as a girl, ‘To Have Friends You Must Be One. Happiness Was Born a Twin.’ Lose yourself in this highly entertaining read and come out stronger.” —Darlene Arden, C.A.B.C., award-winning author, speaker, journalist
“From beginning to end, Red Thong Strong delighted me. As a sixty-year-old woman, I found myself nodding in agreement with the stories and snippets of wisdom passed along by the authors. Women of younger years should grab this book and look to it for sage advice about the importance of friendships. Never allow an opportunity to enhance a friendship get past you is the underlying theme of this book. Then always take the next step to savor the friendship!” —Ellen Jones, author, The Healing Tree
“Just when you believe old age might be knocking on your door, along comes Red Thong Strong -- a collection of delightful stories by eight longtime girlfriends who share their secrets of not just surviving daily challenges, but thriving along the way. Do yourself a favor and add Red Thong Strong to the top of your 'must read' list. You can thank me later.” —Rebecca Nugent, author, If the Devil Had a Wife
“These women are red haute and I loved getting to know them in Red Thong Strong. In today's world where books are a dime a dozen, this one was priceless! I looked forward to each chapter to read, not just about these lovely ladies everyday concerns, plans, dreams, and drama as they told their fun stories, but also to learn from their deep commitment to each other. We all need to stop and savor the importance and power of friendship. They have the kind of indestructible bond we all long for but sometimes we just don't know how to achieve. This book will give you all the tools you need to develop a strong relationship with your girls. Then there is the added bonus of perfect getaways, fun party planning, and yummy recipes that I can't wait to make for my group of soon-to-be red thong strong girlfriends. I guess I better add a few new red ones to my lingerie chest!! This book is a true treasure and a must read!” —Donna Moss, celebrity designer, TV personality, and That’s Haute boutique owner
“Red Thong Strong is a wonderful tribute to the importance of BFFs and sisterhood. This is a perfect gift for those women in your life who you love and want to thank for their support and friendship. You will find yourself relating to the stories in the book while laughing and crying but most of all appreciating your friends.” —Dr. Annette Nolte, author and professor, psychology and sociology
“Reinforces…how important building strong friendships and having social support is to improving life’s happiness!” —Joe W. Rode, Ph.D., licensed professional counselor
“Have you read a book and wanted to know the author(s) because the story pulled you in? That's what Red Thong Strong will do for you. These eight women weave their stories of friendship, faith, family, and life in such a way you want to go get a red thong so the panty lines of your life are smoothed out too! Dig in. You'll love every single word. I did.” —Susan B Mead, best-selling author, Dance with Jesus
About the Author
Eight Texas women bound by the belief that their friendship makes life richer are behind the words of wisdom in Red Thong Strong: Girlfriends’ Little Secrets to Smoothing Life’s Panty Lines. Charlotte Hill, Linda Storer, Debbi Comparin, Becky Elder, Terri Jutras, Bev Mann, Shelley Tyler, and Debbie Williams met in a young marrieds’ Sunday school class. Thirty years later, they continue to keep each other accountable, grounded, and sane.
Their journey together has made them experts at making, keeping, and celebrating friends. When not in writing sessions, they’re serving as each other’s personal stylists, planning stress-free girlfriend getaways, and hosting Pinterest-worthy parties.
These friends meet weekly to encourage, inspire, and support each other. Charlotte, Terri, Bev, Shelley, and Debbie live in Colleyville, Texas, while Linda and Debbi reside in nearby Bedford. Becky commutes to RTS meetings from her lakeside home in Whitney, Texas. This is their first book. To learn more, email RedThongStrong@gmail.com.