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Sharon Hamilton: BLAST FROM THE PAST – Writers’ Stew
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

My daughter is in Italy attending a real estate seminar. She is also a coach, just like I was for several years. She works for the same mentor I loved, and who trained me to be a great saleswoman. Without his backing, I knew I was going to be trampled to death with the highly competitive field of knife-throwers-in-the-back. I felt I was too nice to sell.

I learned so much, and laughed so much, hearing all the mistakes people make in that business. I laugh about all the mistakes I’ve also made in writing. Some of the naïve views I had about writers and the writing process.

So Christen dropped the bomb that my mentor told a story about me in the seminar today. I’m just a bit obsessive about these sorts of things. I’m dying to know what the story is. Was it the bathing suit story? Or the time I sold a condo to a couple who looked like they were both women, and the title company informed them California (at that time) didn’t allow them to take title as husband and wife. And when one of them stood up, grabbed the back of her pants and said, “But I am a man,” we thought we were going to see the full Monty, but she got out her driver’s license, proving she was in fact, a man.

One of my old pals reminded me that I used to sleep under the stage at these big events, before I was one of the ones on stage. That way, I got a front row seat! Or the fact that I taught a whole bunch of agents I was training how to ride the service elevators so we didn’t have to wait to be part of the crowd waiting for one and running out of time to pee.

I also remember my son, who became a Navy SEAL, was 5 and spoke to my mentor at that time. “You know my mom, Sharon Hamilton?” And of course he did. “I think she’s a great Realtor,” Mike answered. My son replied, “Yes she is. She’s the best Realtor in the whole world. Did you know that?” He walked out of the ice cream store without looking back, satisfied he’d laid the proper facts on him.

Our past makes up so much of our stories. All the people we met, the families we raised, the seminars we went to, and churches we attended. Strange family gatherings. It’s all soup and it goes into the writer’s toolkit, right?

Have you bought your copy of Jake yet?

How about my first paranormal SEAL: The Trident Legacy?

See you next time. I’ll bet you have some fun stories as well.

Sharon Hamilton

3 comments to “Sharon Hamilton: BLAST FROM THE PAST – Writers’ Stew”

  1. Julie
    · March 29th, 2017 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Got them both, enjoyed them very much. I’ve enjoyed your work stories. I worked in the school kitchen and we had to wear hats that looked liked the Thunderbirds, only they were red and white stripe. I forgot to take it off one day and walked nearly all the way home with several stares. Wishing all the best with the latest releases

  2. ButtonsMom2003
    · March 29th, 2017 at 3:04 pm · Link

    I have the Trident Legacy (and many of your other books) but I haven’t read it yet.

    I enjoyed reading about the “bathing suit” incident on Facebook. :mrgreen: And the tid-bits you told above are great!

    I hope I get to meet you someday.

  3. Sharon Hamilton
    · March 29th, 2017 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Julie! Thanks so much. I love that story about the Thunderbirds hat! I have a friend who wore a tiara to an appointment too…thanks. I love telling stories…

    Button’s Mom!
    So great to hear from you and yes, definitely. If we can, let’s get together in Florida during NINC if that’s in the cards. Can’t wait!

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