THE BZINE

Launching in July 2018, our fun, fabulous, digital, lifestyle Bzine will feature inspiring, informative, and entertaining content that challenges readers to fully embrace the second half of life--a life that is courageous, authentic, meaningful, and rewarding.

Why a “bzine”?  So glad you asked!  Our goal is to roll out content typically featured in a magazine (e.g., articles, columns, reviews, etc.) twice a week--on a blogger’s schedule. Yes, you heard us correctly. We’re actually planning to blog a magazine.

We aim to offer readers “the best of the best” in original and curated content that is insightful, engaging, and actionable.

Do you have a funny or inspiring story to share about pursuing your own passions and dreams at 50+? Consider submitting your story as a possible Bzine article.  Here's a link to our Submission Guidelines.

Not a writer yourself, but know someone 50-and-better who is leading an extraordinary life? Tell us a little about this special person. If you capture our imaginations, we'll work with you to tell the story in a future Bzine article.

Meet the Editorial Team

Kristen Edens

KRISTEN REED EDENS

Associate Editor

Encouraged by her father to write about her dreams at age 6, Kristen’s writing expanded to include poetry, copywriting, editing, and blogging. She enjoys telling a story with deep emotion and moving her readers to laugh, cry, curse, or take action. A recovering ‘goodie-goodie’, Kristen got her first tattoo at age 49 and enjoys building a new life on her own terms. She writes for several outlets and her own blog at Grandparents in Business on family, health, retirement, money and other issues for the Sandwich Generation. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cycling, and quilting. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Learn more about her writing at Kris the Scribbler 

Eileen

EILEEN PERRIGO

Art Editor

As President of the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Eileen has been actively involved in fine and performing arts for most of her adult life. An award-winning Communication instructor, she taught at the University of West Florida for over 30 years. 

Eileen and her husband of 49 years are passionate about traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, visiting art museums around the world. They live in Pensacola, Florida, a southern paradise.

Keith

KEITH CRABTREE

Photo Editor

Keith is an accomplished, freelance graphic designer, photographer, and "wondering wanderer" based in Cedar Hills, TX. As the founder of Crabtree Design, Keith has 35+ years of professional design experience offering creative, award-winning, marketing solutions to his clients.

When he's not behind a computer, you will find him in the field "capturing Nature's magnificent creations" from behind the lens. Keith holds a BS in Graphic Design from Oregon State University. You will find his artist statement and body of work at Ripples of Time

Morgan

MORGAN CRABTREE

Photo Editor

Morgan is a talented, freelance photographer and creative writer whose passion is nature and wildlife photography. She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Commerce, with a BFA in Visual Communications-Emphasis in Photography. Morgan is an avid birdwatcher, works and plays with horses, and creates Zentangle art. In her free time, she blogs at rockaripple.com. You can view her breathtaking photography portfolio at morgantreephoto.com