Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?


In twenty-seven days ____________.

A)  The Dow Jones Industrial Average will bottom out around 4,000.

B) A late winter storm will drop 21 inches of snow in Western, NY.

C) Alex Rodriguez, heartbroken over Madonna’s twenty-something love interest, will reunite with his ex Cynthia.

D) My second novel, Ready to Take a Chance Again, will release from Wild Rose Press.

Answer Key:

A. Maybe  B. Maybe  C. Maybe  D. Definitely




Ready To Take A Chance Again
Champagne Rose
Rita Oberlies

Release Date: 4-3-2009

Turning to Barry Manilow for inspiration seemed desperate, even to Grace Winston. Nevertheless, a warbled rendition of Ready to Take a Chance Again, chased down with an overabundance of cheap chardonnay, left Grace primed for an extreme life makeover. Now she must choose between a flame that burned her in the past and an engaging man with a past of his own.

After a decade in the military, Jake Magee is finally ready to settle down with the woman he’s spent years dreaming about. Unfortunately, past mistakes threaten to derail his plan to show Grace he can be the man she always wanted. To win her heart, he must first find a way to win back her trust.

Details on how to purchase this book in either e-format or print coming soon!!!


12 thoughts on “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

  1. Hope Grace finds true love with Barrys help!. if not… maybe the Spinners ‘Rubber band
    man can help! I wish you both the best of luck.

  2. Shopping malls across the country are now playing BARRY MANILOW music in order to drive-out all the teenage riff-raff from loitering there. How bizarre !

  3. Morning, Mr Kersey:
    With Barry on her side, anything is possible 🙂 The only thing better would be if he teamed up with Neil Diamond. A girl can dream!!!

    Great googly,moogly MR GOOD BOY…that’s just a crying shame. Every young girl and boy should be able to sing along with Copacabana and Mandy! It’s better than Miley Cyrus….


  4. GRACE has turned to Barry, + NEIL DIAMOND would certainly be a most formidable understudy to BM. Any chance that RICK JAMES might play a role in GRACE WINSTON’S future ?

  5. Since Rick slipped the surly bonds of earth to ‘touch the face of God’ a few years back…I’m thinking Grace had better stick with Barry and/or Neil. Unless of course it’s a match made in heaven (ha, ha, ha)…goodness, I crack myself up sometimes.

  6. Rick may be gone,but his freak lives on!!
    From Graces head down to her toe nails,speaking
    of toe nails!Is there any word on Hawks ongoing

  7. Rumor has it that HAWK was spotted in ROZZIE SQUARE catting around w/ a motley crew early on Sunday night …. Suprised Ms. WINSTON never had a thing for the HAWK ….

  8. To quote Rachal “YUM-O” sums it up.They even
    have a super-hero table!As with all great meals
    the people you are with,make it special!

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