Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates is written for men and women who are looking to find a mate. This book speaks to both sexes and relays an inside view on the workings of a marriage-minded female. All women looking for Mr. Right should read this book and learn how to avoid the dating pitfalls I went through to find Mr. Right.

Q: What is the book about?
A: I was freshly broken up with my fiancé, and wasn’t in the market for yet another dead end relationship. I made a list of the ten qualities I was looking for in a man and forwarded the list to my vast social network. I then ventured on 77 blind dates, letting friends act as matchmakers in the Portland and San Francisco Bay Area dating scene.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I only dating men who matched my list, and all date were blind dates. I mapped out a course, journaled every step and made it happen for myself.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: I take my readers along on the good dates (the sexy local candidate), the bad (the concert promoter who ended up bloodied), the utterly bizarre (the man who speaks in quotations), and the educational (the contractor who invites her along on a last-minute concrete pour). I chronicle the giddy anticipation of a first meeting, the sense of adventure as the night lingers on, and the challenge to remain optimistic when there were 55 dates down, and 22 more to go.

Throughout, I discuss my life in the funeral industry, from the workaday tasks, to the more unusual aspects of the business. My memoir describes how I balanced my social life (with the living) with my professional responsibilities (to the dead).

Q: Anything else we should know about this book?

A: I found true love! I stayed true to myself and true to course, and true love came along. I am happily married and off the dating roller-coaster.