Thursday, June 8, 2017 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Charlie's Family Secrets with Charmaine Gordon

The Write Way Café welcomes author Charmaine Gordon, who shares the winding road of her career.

Hi Gang,

I'm revealing a secret after all this time. I never learned how to write a book. . .ever. After living as an Air Force Wife for many years, having way too many children, my pilot husband became a civilian and life changed. We moved back to Chicago and proceeded to move from state to state with my first love making a living while I became mother of the year--every year. It became a habit. Finally, after acting in community playhouses all over, a friend suggested I move on to NYC and get a real job. My hubs drew a little map of the trip and off I went, alone for the first time.

Daytime dramas welcomed this fifty four year old actor and suddenly I was working! Movies came next and that was so much fun plus an Off Broadway play for a few years until I lost my lovely voice. That ended my acting career.

A friend suggested I write a book. I said that I had no idea how and then a story came to me and I wrote and wrote until The End. What a kick. Soon a publisher offered a contract and boom, just like that, I became a writer.

My latest is an omnibus of three books in a series titled Charlie's Family Secret. And oh, what a secret!

Reconstructing Charlie
Charlie Costigan has a secret. Home life gone from bad to the worst when she protects her mother from another vicious attack by her drunken father. Midnight. Clothes thrown into an old suitcase, she races for the bus with a letter to an unknown aunt and uncle. “This is my daughter. Embrace her as if she were your own.” Determined, Charlie begins again. Alone with her secret.

Sin of Omission
A twist of fate intervenes when Shelley keeps a secret that threatens to break apart the Costigans and her future. A mysterious client, Deanna Rose, enters Haven, victim of a savage beating under strange circumstances. Shelley investigates and finds Ms. Rose has an unsavory past. With the reputation and safety of Haven at stake, Shelley is at risk to lose everything and everyone she cares about.

The Catch
Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.

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About Charmaine: I was an actor for many years on daytime drama, One Life to Live, Another World, All My Children. Movies; my first was Working Girl where I sang Happy Birthday to Melanie Griffith and shared a Hot Dog with Harrison Ford during the break. The Road to Wellness with Sir Anthony Hopkins,"call me Tony" he said and invited me to lunch at the special room for the leads and staff. What fun and delicious filet mignon. The sweet time in my life after caring for a large family in the loving days of momhood. Then my voice failed me and I began writing. How I love this career and my publisher, Kimberlee Williams, Vanilla Heart Publishing.

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HiDee said...

Hi Charmaine! I love your upbeat attitude about life, including writing. Thanks for being with us today!

Charmaine Gordon said...

My pleasure once again, HiDee. How about a gift book for the best comment. What does the guest reader think of the Title Sin of Omission.