Welcome Charmaine Gordon

Welcome to the garden! Hope you're enjoying the last of the summer, or winter, depending on your location! As I've said before, I love my garden, but I have a black thumb. I've asked the resident gardener of our household, my hubby, for a tip:

Should you encounter a blo snake, let it be. It will eat any other snakes and rodents and then move on.
Not that I know what kind of snake this is...
We have a guest today, please welcome Charmaine Gordon.

Once upon a time, before I lost my voice on stage, someone encouraged me to write. She said ,"After all the scripts I'd memorized over the years, surely I knew enough to write." So I wrote , not realizing that series are important. Single books may fascinate the reader but they want more about the characters. I wrote Reconstructing Charlie followed by Sin Of Omission, followed by The Catch and the wrap-up book, Together Again. What a delicious experience that led to my short stories in one volume, The Beginning. . .Not the End;Rivers Edge Trio about a town who expects kindness to all who visit and live there-two volumes of each series. Now I've learned that series are very important to a writer and their readers. Sales can blossom when your readers love the characters.

As for me, I married a pilot during the Korean War, had many children, moved around a lot until we finally settled in the New York area. A friend suggested I spread my wing and go to the big city to seek work. And I did and somehow, daytime drama liked my face followed by commercials and movies where I met Harrison Ford and shared a hot dog during a break;sand Happy Birthday to Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, sand with Carrie Fisher in When Harry Met Sally and more but the most fun was when Anthony-call me-Tony Hopkins took me to lunch during the break for lunch on The Road to Wellsville. Also a special treat when I did a Saturday Night Live bit with Robin Williams. What a sweet time.

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Instant Grandpa
Summer at the Jersey Shore just got hotter… Take one widower grandfather, add two little grandkids, and widowed grandmother with a small granddaughter. Mix well. Stir in sun drenched beach days and moonlit nights. What have you got? A kite flying high with a new tail; an author writing a book to sort out emotions; a talented boy with his mother returned to claim the prize.

This is merely the beginning of three short stories; funny, romantic and they will give you a lot of pleasure. One has a therapy dog as a major character and the last is a show business tale true to all I know from my years in New York. Enjoy, my friends.

The Beginning... Not the End - Mature Romances featuring Sexy Seniors. No Time for Green Bananas Celeste Hamlin, seventy-five year old widow, has a goal... conquer the six mountains in the Saranac Lake region before deciding what to do with the rest of her life. Sixty-two year old Professor Paul Harris, meets the dynamic Celeste, and recalls the last words his wife said before she passed. “Find another love and begin again.” Will they begin again? She Didn't Say No Grace didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed... Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers. What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found. Dr. D and the Dad A trip over a mound of sand on the beach begins a journey for Diane O’Rourke and Tony Flannigan. She’s a pediatrician, a bit over weight; he has a foster care home with three children under his sheltering wing... and a dark secret. Can they overcome the past and make the future work for them? They might just find the initial trip was well worth it.


Thank you for visiting Mary's Garden, Charmaine, it was a pleasure having you.


Melissa Keir said…
What cute covers! I wish you all the best!
stanalei said…
What great experiences you've had Charmaine. Thanks so much for sharing them us.
Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. I use humor through most of my stories, no vampires or space ships, just me and what I know. Mary is a sweetie to invite me today to talk about series. I'll have to write a bunch of them to catch up.

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