“About The Sensual Retiree by Gordon Smith:
Joan embarks on an epic Australian caravan holiday with his partner Phil, after he retires, which is also the moment she discovers a new sexuality and enjoys her life to the fullest. Unfortunately, that’s when disaster strikes, and she needs to sell her home and buys into a retirement village by the sea. In this new environment, she forms friendships with three other senior women, about whom she soon discover that their zest for life and actions are far from the usual of the people their ages.
While aboard a cruise with Melody, her lifelong friend, they strike up a friendship with one of the male passengers, who wants a physical relationship while Joan is not interesting in nothing of the sorts. Back at the village, they both eventually engage in an intimate relationship, but that doesn’t last for too long.
Follow the amazing story of a retired nun, a gay Hollywood producer and the lovers that enter their lives in a dazzling array of events, miss happens and love affairs that are way beyond the main character’s age range. Joan’s story starts in her mid-sixties and ends in her early nineties, as we learn that some women’s sexual interests don’t always diminish with age.
Targeted Age Group: 50+
Written by: Gordon Smith
Illustrated by: Gordon Smith
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After retirement, I took an interest in researching his family. This research helped me discover links back to the 1400s and even a distant link to the Royal family of the United Kingdom. Also, during this research, I discovered I had relatives who fought in the Great War. Though I was familiar with my relatives in the 2nd World War, I knew nothing about the men in my family who had fought in the Great War.
This research and discovery gave me knowledge and ideas which brought about the writing of my first book “A family that went to war”. After publishing my first book, other books sprang up easily. His second book was “An Australian story” – the saga of an Australian family over two centuries. In this book, I wrote about Australia early settlement and the events that made Australia and the makings of a family. Amazingly, this book sat on the Amazon best-selling list for the Kindle history of Australia and Oceania for about 10 days, giving me further inspiration as I wrote my third book within a calendar year. This third book “The Ministry Communications Unit” is pure fiction based on a fictitious movie company set up by the Government during World War 2. I based a lot of this story around the locations that surround Caloundra.
He next took on a fictional novel “Lady Ruth Bromfield” an inspirational biography about a Jewish girl, raised by an English, Church of England priest and her progress to becoming an inspirational leading industrialist.
I then wrote “Men with a Mission,” an eye-opening account of events in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during the 1969’s and 1970s. The main players in this story are a Christian, A Jew and a Muslim who were brought together by an astute Australian Officer and made them into a significant group of investigators.
I then wrote “The Sensual Retiree” a romance story about a woman whose husband dies shortly after he retires. The story follows her life transitioning into a widow who moves into a retirement village. She makes new friends and discovers that it is possible for a widow in her sixties and seventies to be able to enjoy the company of male suitors.
My latest effort is a story about a small Australian town during the late 1930s. Although originally aimed at older children, this book will have a wider appeal.
Overall, I have been able to utilise my knowledge gained while in the army, driving taxis (I became the Victorian Taxi driver of the year at one stage,) along with his vast knowledge of the Civil construction industry in my writings.
Currently, I am working on a fictional family saga set in modern outback Australia.
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