Gina os back, sharing her sweet Father’s Day memories with us.
Gina Gold is a Bay Area based performer, eco-feminist, animal & women’s rights activist, and author.
Her true stories have been featured on NPR, Snap Judgment radio, and Radiotopia.
For the last few years she has been touring in a comedy show called You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish as well as hosting her own live storytelling series, TMI.
Motivated by her daughter and her friend Barbara (one of the characters in her book) she started a plant-based diet and decided to fight for the rights of animals.
Emergence is Gold’s first novel and the first of a three part series called Blue Ormus about supernatural strippers who battle evil and fight for the equality of all living beings.
Father’s Day Memories
by Gina Gold
Hi all, and thank you so much Viviana for having me as a guest.
My dad passed away a year ago and with Father’s Day coming up I find myself reminiscing about all he has given me.
He taught me to appreciate, love and respect nature. During his commute from his job in Bethpage Long Island to our home in Queens, he would often encounter box turtles on the side of the road that had been hit by cars, leaving them disoriented. He would pull over and pick up the turtle bringing it home to be rehabilitated. My dad would get a large cardboard box and line it with paper, set up a water dish and tray with lettuce and raw hamburger meat. The turtle would stay with us until it recovered and he would take it back to set it free close to the spot where he originally found it.
In the summer my mom and dad would hitch the car to our camping trailer and we would go to the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York for several weeks. These were some of the fondest memories of my childhood. The Catskills has many lakes surrounded by mountains. My dad was super outgoing and easily made friends with other campers. Nights were filled with bonfires with strangers gathered around roasting marshmallows and laughing at my dad’s corny jokes. During the day he taught me to swim and look for snakes and salamanders in the grass. It is because of him that I am so comfortable living in nature.
This past November I took a trip to Hawaii with my daughter. I spent the entire week trying to find a beach where the turtles were sleeping on the sand. After several failed attempts I hired a guide to take me out to where he knew they would be. I was soon approached by a large beautiful turtle that swam right towards me and stopped only a few inches away. We looked at each other for a few long moments before it swam away. I swear it was my dad and it filled my heart with joy.
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Gina is bringing with her latest short story: Emergence: Blue Ormus by Gina Gold released a couple of weeks back in the young adult, short reads, superhero genre.
A young woman discovers a superpower running through her veins that renders her so empathic she can tune into the pain of others and help to empower them.
Emergence is the first book in the three part Blue Ormus series about supernatural strippers who battle evil and fight for the equality of all living beings. Blue Ormus inspires all women (including women from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and of different sexual orientations and gender expressions) to step into their hidden potential and become their own superheroes.
Grab the excerpt from the Amazon Link.
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