S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

For more information on bookings, interviews and upcoming releases, please visit the author website and Facebook fan page.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Charming Charmaine

Since it is Valentine’s week, I am giving a shout out to some of my favorite fellow VHP authors whom I feel privileged to have met and grown to love.  They don’t know I’m doing this…it’s my secret surprise Valentine to each of them.  We met Smoky yesterday and today I want to introduce an incredible lady, author and friend, Charmaine Gordon.

Here are some of Charmaine’s books:  
To Be Continued
Starting Over
Now What?
Reconstructing Charlie  
Sin of Omission
The Catch  (Release date TBD)

I thoroughly enjoy Charmaine’s novels and one of my favorites is Reconstructing Charlie.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. 

Charmaine has years of experience as an actor on daytime drama. Stage, spokesperson and commercials plus writing sketches for Air Force shows helped prepare her for the wonders of a writing career. Of course, she didn’t realize it at the time when immersed in the written words of others, that she was like a sponge, soaking up how to construct a scene, write dialogue, and paint the setting.

Charmaine says, “My writing effort came later when I wrote a two page story, sent it to son, Paul who commented, ‘Cool. Can you write ten pages?’ Seemed impossible but the story poured from my fingers and seventy thousand words later, I typed The End.”

She kissed her acting career goodbye, leaving on a high note with the lead in an Off Broadway play, “The Fourth Commandment” by author Rich Knipe.  “It was great fun and time to move on,” says Charmaine. Charmaine had a full schedule working on movies like “Working Girl”, “Road to Wellsville” and having the pleasure of Anthony Hopkins’ company at lunch.  She worked with Mike Nichols in “Regarding Henry” and sang outside with Harrison Ford, cried with Gene Wilder over loss on another set, and sang ‘It Had to be You’ with the whole cast of  “When Harry Met Sally”.  Charmaine says she has lots of fond memories, and adds, “Especially my first job as a stand-in leg model for Geraldine Ferraro in a Diet Pepsi commercial with Secret Service men guarding her and her daughters.  It was a sweet time.”

Charmaine’s experience shines through in her writing and gives each of her characters relatable depth.  For more information on Charmaine and her books, visit:  http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/Charmaine_Gordon.html
Happy Valentine's Day, Charmaine.  :)




  1. Susan, you rascal! This is a treat especially since tomorrow is my 82nd b'day. A sweet time indeed to have lived this long and still write books with a few steamy scenes, women who survive and thrive and a bad guys in the mix.

    We met through Vanilla Heart and support each other through good times and bad always looking up. Thanks for this surprise.

    Love, Charmaine

  2. Charmaine,

    As soon as I get the call from Hollywood, you can be my date to the Oscars. We'll do the red carpet thing and go to a few parties. Of course, I'll have to make sure this is okay with my wife because if it isn't, we won't.


  3. Wonderful feature, and happy birthday, Charmaine! :-)

  4. Malcolm, your wife is invited. We'll have a great time.

    And Melinda, you continue to be my #1 helper appreciated in every way down to these old bones.


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