Before I had total left hip replacement, I built patios. Show me a rock and I’d drag it home. We drove upstate NY where flagstones abound. I’d yell, “Stop the car and open the trunk.” Out I’d run looking this way and that like a thief in the night only it was daytime on a country road, no homes for miles around. My husband didn’t get it or me; my need to create and build with found material. I’m bereft since I can’t do that anymore. On the plus side, all my creative juices flow into writing.
Born in the thirties, yes my secret is out, girls were expected to be good daughters, wives, and mothers. I, the first girl, lived in a world surrounded by men, brothers, cousins, uncles, a virtual sea of male domination. Women were designated slaves to the kitchen and home. Secretly I wanted to be a triple threat; dance, sing, act. Years flew by as I fulfilled everyone’s wishes except mine and then when my youngest and only daughter turned sixteen, I developed wings and became an actor to work professionally in NYC. Not a star. Just a ripple in a large pond but I did it on my own.
There I was on set in Working Girl. “Don’t talk to the stars.” During a break, I sauntered over to Harrison Ford and he smiled that crooked grin. We shared a hot dog and sang “Don’t know much about history. . .” He didn’t care about rules nor did I. Anthony Hopkins, call me Tony, invited me to lunch with him one day on the set of another movie at Lake Mohunk. Nice gentle man.
My book To Be Continued has been optioned for a television movie. YIPPEE!
About the Author:
“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.”
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My latest release is book four in a series of Mature Romances, a relatively new genre. Since I’m a senior (when did that happen?) I know about the good life we still have.
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NO TIME FOR GREEN BANANAS
by Charmaine Gordon
Series: The Beginning…Not the End, Book 4
Celeste Hamlin, the seventy-five year old widow, CEO of O.U.R. Airlines specializing in chartered vacations, has a goal... She needs to once more 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, is on sabbatical to hike and relax. When he meets the dynamic Celeste, he recalls the last words his wife said before she passed. “Find another love and begin again.”
What happens next between an older woman and younger man is a story of gentle passion and discovery of The Beginning... Not The End.
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