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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dear Diary with @CharJGordon #Romance #RB4U

Dear Diary,

There’s an old expression called there’s plenty of fish in the sea but I know for sure the boy you met in high school  is sure to be the real one. How do I know, you might ask? I know because I met him when I was fifteen and we fell in love. Yes, we did. And after that, no matter how many boys I went out with, HE was the one I loved. For my sixteenth birthday he gave me a gold ankle bracelet and when I graduated high school, he gave me a bracelet with his name on it. It said Love, Buddy 1948. The Korean War had begun and he joined the Strategic Air Command as a pilot.

That was long ago. We married, had too many children, never argued, our motto was marriage is one long conversation. He died suddenly at fifty eight. I love him still. Why do I tell you all this? Because I’ve just finished a book titled When Double Becomes Single, a journey similar to mine, one I hope heals other widows and widowers as they find their way in the  world after losing their loved one.
Blurb:

Before that awful night, Sharon Michaels had never even driven herself at night... eaten at a table for one... or made plans on her own. Alone after losing her husband – her rock – she’s left with a business to run, a great son and his wonderful wife and children – far away in Denmark, a bad son and his nasty wife, and two teenage grandchildren she barely knows. Step by step, she finds her way into the world of singles and learns to Survive and Thrive!


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Author Charmaine Gordon

Charmaine Gordon writes books about women who Survive and Thrive. Her motto is take one step and then another to leave your past behind and begin again. Six books and several short stories in three years, she’s always at work on the next story. The books include To Be ContinuedStarting OverNow What?Reconstructing CharlieSin of Omission and The Catch, and her series of Mature Romances, The Beginning…Not the End, including the stand alone novellas, She Didn’t Say No and Farewell, Hello and her most recent series, River’s Edge Stories where the town motto is Kindness to Strangers.

“I didn’t realize at the time while working as an actor in NYC, I’d become a sponge soaking up dialogue, setting, and stage directions. I learned many tools of writing during the years watching directors like Mike Nichols and actors including Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Billy Crystal. And would you believe, I was Geraldine Ferraro’s stand-in leg model, my first job giving me entrée into all the Unions needed to work. When the sweet time ended, I began another career and creative juices flowed.”






Where to find Charmaine Gordon online

Twitter:  @CharJGordon

12 comments:

Cara Marsi said...

What a romantic story about you and your husband, and what a great tribute to his memory.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Thanks, Cara. I so appreciate your comment. My daughter just yesterday, found a pencil sketch he drew of me when we were teens. He wrote "My pencil can never capture
your beauty." I'm happily married to another man but I can never forget my first love.

Melissa Keir said...

What a wonderful tale of love. I have such fond memories of my first love. We never married but I put him into a book and made him into the hero of my dreams. I'm sure your former husband is celebrating all your successes. I wish well with your book!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Melissa, I feel as if we know each other after the blog we did together. Thanks for stopping by to reveal an intimate part of your life.

stanalei said...

How great to find your love at young age and how sad to lose him. I'm sure your stories will bring hope to many. Best of luck with the release, Charmaine.

jean hart stewart said...

I'm with you on losing a mate I adored. However, we had many loving years together and I feel his presence every day. Nothing can replace a love like that, or change how lucky I am to have known it.

R. Ann Siracusa said...

Your books sounds like a winner. It encompasses a situation that is all too familiar to many women. Twenty years ago, a woman in my critique group wrote a book on a similar topic (in that case it was a divorce after many years of being married) and some editor (probably a twenty-one-year-old right out of college) said "Who'd want to read about this?" Live and learn. Good luck on your release and thanks for sharing.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Stanalei, thanks for your dear comment. I certainly hope my book reaches the right audience. They will find consolation and a road to follow full of fun and the joy life has to offer.

A note to Jean Hart Stewart: The words you've written, I could have written. I, too, feel his presence every day. I hope you've moved on to find another but if not, life is so full of wonders, there is much to enjoy. My book is fiction, a story of love and loss and what becomes of the woman left behind. She does find a richness and there is an HEA. It happens when you're a writer. If you'd like a copy of When Double Becomes Single, I'd be pleased to send one to you. authorCharmaineGordon@Gmail.com

Chelle Cordero said...

I once heard a friend say that if she ever lost her husband she would hope to remarry soon after because she was so happy that she knew no other way of life. Though I never met Bud I've heard you talk of him often and I see the wonderful marriage you now share with Don and I know my friend's words to be true. You have loved, and been loved by, two astonishing men and your attitude has always been to move forward in life. I know that this book will reach the emotions of many and help them in life's journey. You, my dearest friend, are a beautiful icon of knowing how to live.
Best of luck with this book.
Wonderful interview and a great chance for folks to know the author.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Hey, BFF, fancy meeting you here. Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to. Life is wonderful. For instance, I just woke up and what a way to begin the day!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Ann, you are so right. There is a story for everyone. Whether it's about sexy romance or real people with real problems, written right, it can be worth the read. Divorce is sad and a wound to the heart. Loss of a mate is always painful but a smart woman will find her way in the world and know eventually joy is ahead.Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comment mean a lot to me.

Fran Lee said...

Thanks for writing this one...it was needed

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