5/24/15 WEWRIWA

Memorial Day Weekend. How well we remember and never forget our men and and women who support and fight for our country. My first love , a pilot in the Strategic Command who landed on a wing and a prayer the first time his bomber- a B 26 flew to England during the Korean War and later flew KC 97’s-Air refueling. a hazard all by it self. And then they planned atomic Bomb missions, never carried out, thank God. What a time.

And now to Weekend Writers Warriors for some fun with constructive critique for all.

Spreading Her Wings continues since there’s been so much enthusiasm for this story. The last scene took place where serious men were investing in the show on Broadway until the biggest investor walked in with his gawky daughter-the triple threat, she can’t dance, can’t sing, can’t act.

Excerpt in nine:
A crowd of men gathered around a burly Irishman who roared disapproval at the audition process.
“My daughter is as good as any of the girls in there.”
A soft spoken man pulled him aside just close enough for Sally and Teresa to hear.
“Mr. O’Malley, you are the major investor in the show and you want the play to be a success don’t you?”
“Of course and I also want my daughter to be a star.”
“Sir, she may not be quite ready for that because it takes years of training to . . .”
The bigger man grabbed him by his collar to lift him up eye to eye.
“You want a play and I got the dough so shut your face and get Clarabelle ready.”
He dropped him to the sidewalk to leave him eyes popping with fear.
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Spreading Her Wings
Kindness to Strangers in River’s Edge rubs off on all who live there. Sally Kirkwood responds to an emergency call from a friend one early morning. A daughter is missing and with Sally’s skill as a reporter, she finds her at an audition in NYC. Thus begins an adventure of show business, unfaithfulness, forgiveness and success.

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A Swim Suit Sale and a coupon!

When I saw the Macy’s ad, I thought Hmm, I’ve been wearing bikini’s in the privacy of my backyard for years. No one comes over except daughter and grandest, after all and they’re way too busy looking adorable in a multitude of new swim suits to look at old Granny so who cares. Right? Hubs thinks I look swell while he’s cleaning the pool and I’m usually writing a book or listening to a book on tape. Then I thought, hey woman, watch yourself. You’re not a kid anymore. Look out for Rumpled-Mom-Skin. At my age, it’s something to consider.
So I got in the car and off to Macy’s I went, found the swim suit section and the sweetest YOUNG woman helped me find a bright print two piece ruffled thingy to cover me. On sale with coupon plus an additional Macy’s reward check for ten bucks!!!!!!! Yippee.
My advice to all who have a stretch mark here and there, take a good look and get yourself a new swim suit for not a bunch of dollars. If I can do it, so can you.

Happy shopping and use lots of sunscreen in the sun.

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5/17/15 WEWRIWA

Happy Month of May Older Americans Month. I love the idea of celebrating a whole month for the elderly Americans. You may not be there yet but one day you may wake up and find you’re a grandparent just like me.

It’s also almost Sunday and time to share our snippets so let’s have at it. My story is titled Spreading Her Wings. Sally Kirkwood is the friendly neighborhood reporter who helps Teresa find her daughter Misty, self involved in preparing for a Broadway audition.
As many of you know I was an actor in NYC for years. My take on this story is very real.

excerpt in eight:
In the darkened theatre, several men sat talking, computers on laps, taking notes while the director and his assistant rubbed their hands in anticipation.

Jerry Kaufman, the chief producer’s job was to gather the money to get the play up and running and already the men here had already pledged a bunch of dough.

The last man to arrive came up the aisle with a gawky girl in tow.

“Oh shit, please tell me she’s not the daughter he wants as the lead in the play.”

Seymour, his assistant, nudged him in the arm and said, “Jerry, she’s the girl O’Malley wants as the lead
and right away I can tell she’s a triple threat; can’t dance, can’t sing, can’t act.”

“The nerve of him coming in late when all the boys and girls are already lined up.”

“Money makes the world go around, Jerry so work with it and say hello at least.”

Jerry rose from his slump in the auditorium; “Hi Mr. O’Malley. How are you and who is this young lady?”

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Spreading Her Wings is available in all eformats and also in the River’s Edge series Trio Volume 2
Enjoy the entertainment world of Broadway in this story.

Spreading Her Wings

Kindness to Strangers in River’s Edge rubs off on all who live there. Sally Kirkwood responds to an emergency call from a friend one early morning. A daughter is missing and with Sally’s skill as a reporter, she finds her at an audition in NYC. Thus begins an adventure of show business, unfaithfulness, forgiveness and success.

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including Nook, iPad, and More!

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Thanks for your support, my friends.

The Merry Month of May is also Older Americans Month.

How about that! So you youngsters out there better respect your elders even more than you do every day. Got that? My son wrote an article about me titled “Elderly Women’s Empowerment Fiction or ‘Soft Core, old lady Porn!” Some Mom’s might take offense but not this one. Paul is my advocate.He gets such a kick out of my books and often I send chapters for him to read to his lovely Danish wife, Eva where they live in Denmark. He sometimes gets ideas for my books that maybe me think twice. Dare I? Maybe next time.

If you’ve missed the article in the Huffington Post, here’s the link :

Elderly Women’s Empowerment Fiction or ‘Soft Core, old lady Porn!

The article today in the Huffington Post headlines Behold the Great Movement is Upon us!
Written by my youngest son Paul Gordon. What a surprise to read this and find that I’m elderly. Yes, I guess I am but does that stop me? NO! Like most of us, we’ve survived loss, illness , started over to thrive and begin over and over. We are resilient. It’s difficult; tears are shed and we mop them up and realign ourselves like a machine.
When I lost my good voice, I started a new career of writing. No classes to teach me, I just wrote and continue to write with humor and a passion for life. When I write The End, for me it’s the beginning of another story.
So I give thanks to my son for the beautiful tribute today. If you have a chance, check out the article so well written by my talented son.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-gordon/elderly-womens-empowerment-fiction-or-soft-core-old-lady-porn—behold-the-great-new-movement-upon-us_b_7248572.html

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Mother’s Day gets better and better

This year , daughter and grandest took me to Pinot’s Palet in Nanuet where we drew pictures. A full house of women and their families filled the charming shop as we drew aided by the wonderful artist teacher and her assistant. In my youth, I learned the craft of drawing for Lord and Taylor in Chicago, a totally different style. As I used the paint and brushes and followed the instructions, I found I had an unusual style of sadness, dark trees and nothing light like the picture on display. Maybe it’s my age but that’s what the final result was. Mostly dark cloudy sky and haunted trees. Ah well.

On the other hand, I don’t write that way. A good sign. And today I’m
excited to share a 5 star review for my latest release, River’s Edge Trio Volume 2.

5 Stars Like a sleeve of cookies
By Stella Marie Aldenon May 12, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I have never read one of Ms. Gordon’s books before and now I know why she is so popular. The characters are lovely, the stories compelling and leave one, like a sleeve of cookies, wanting more and more. In today’s new world of Romance, where it seems like everything is about shock value, this set of stories is like coming home for Christmas, Embrace the love and sweetness, in a town that expects the best of everyone, and eventually they come around. Don’t confuse sweet with boring, however. There are some moments, like a hero in a coma, or a widow losing her house, that will leave you holding your breath!

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5/10/15 WEWRIWA

Hi kids, another yum Sunday on wewriwa so join in the fun. Gorgeous summer weather the past few weeks and today was my release on Volume 2 of River’s Edge series. Three long/short stories I’ve shared pieces with you and used comments to improve the stories.Thank you all for your contributions.

excerpt in ten:
Excited, Misty drove down the Palisade Parkway and thought about the audition, a chance of a lifetime and the opportunity to dance with Sandor Klein. Wow, he’s well known and thanks to my favorite teacher who has known him for a long time, she hooked me up with him. I should have kissed Mom, left a note telling her where I’d be.

When the door opened, Misty’s jaw dropped and she said, “You’re so handsome!”
He laughed and said, “And you’re so beautiful so let’s see if you really are a triple threat.”
“Okay, I’m dressed in leotards so let’s do it.”

Sandor’s apartment had a wide open area for them to use as a practice hall, he put on some music , an oldie from Cole Porter.

Begin the Beguine filled the room as he swept her into his muscular arms and when the music changed to Don’t Fence Me In, a different tempo, Misty didn’t miss a beat.

“Okay, let’s hear you sing,” so she drank a bit of water and sang Stormy Weather, one of her favorites as her voice belted out the song, caressed the words, and made Sandor cry.

“Read this scene with me, then we’ll have a light bite and go to sleep and don’t look worried, my new best friend, I’m gay.”

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Announcing

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River’s Edge Trio, Volume 2

Three more stories from the small town with a big heart!

by Charmaine Gordon

Three more stories in the Charmaine Gordon series River’s Edge,  combined in one volume. Breaking New Ground; Bridging the Gap; and Spreading Her Wings. These  Charmaine Gordon stories of love, passion, and suspense set in River’s Edge, the small town with the big heart, are also available as singles in all ebook editions.

Now in Print and All Ebook Editions!

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Breaking New Ground 

River’s Edge comes together to protect Celia Brown’s property when the CEO of a major construction company claims a part of her property… and he has no idea who he is messing with. The elderly widow and her six year old granddaughter prepare for battle. Romance, suspense, and more.

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Bridging the Gap 

Anna Youngblood and James Chandler have problems. His little daughter overheard his ex say she never wanted kids; Anna must make amends for breaking rules of her tribe; he has a serious concussion… and she’s pregnant. Can this couple find happiness in River’s Edge?

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Spreading Her Wings

Kindness to Strangers in River’s Edge rubs off on all who live there. Sally Kirkwood responds to an emergency call from a friend one early morning. A daughter is missing and with Sally’s skill as a reporter, she finds her at an audition in NYC. Thus begins an adventure of show business, unfaithfulness, forgiveness and success.

RETrioV2 3D

PRINT EDITION on AMAZON

http://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Edge-Trio-Volume-Trios/dp/0692441549

RETrioV2 ereader with hands

SMASHWORDS for ALL Ereading Devices

including Nook, iPad, and More!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/539923

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rivers-edge-trio-charmaine-gordon/1121859231

http://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Edge-Trio-Volume-Trios-ebook/dp/B00X1R8EJI