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:
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. :)