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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Author @CharJGordon talks memories with #RB4U

“Memories, sweet memories” an old song comes to mind. But memories are not always sweet. A couple of months ago, I began a new book. The title came to me right away, When Double Becomes Single, and I cried. A lot. Because it’s a story I had to tell knowing it could help others.

Years ago I lost my first love. As a writer the story poured out. It’s a journey of one woman who learns to take one step and then another until she fits into the world of singles and so much more. And just to let you know, there is an HEA and fun along the way.

Going back to memories, I remember gardens we planted, elaborate gladiolas were the backbone right down to petunias at the border. I’ve never seen glads as gorgeous as the ones we planted those beautiful years when our kids were mere babies and we were so young. How we dug up the earth, added nutrients and planted seeds and bulbs.

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


Melissa Keir said...

Memories can be good and can still hurt after all those years. I wish you the best on your book!

jean hart stewart said...

Memories are so precious, even when they hurt. Mine of my late husband are wonderful. Love your titles.....

Fran Lee said...

Wow...just read this post for the first time. You can bet I am going to go check out your books, dear! Thanks for sharing!~

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