Saturday, February 24, 2018

Interview with Author Pamela S. Thibodeaux!



Hi all! Today we are excited to welcome Pamela S. Thibodeaux. Here is a little about her:

Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” 

With that, we shall delve in! What made you decide to become a writer?
Unlike many authors who dreamed of being a writer or began writing at a very young age, I didn’t “decide” to become a writer. I just got fed up with too many disappointing books I thought I could do better. LOL! A mite arrogant as I look back on that day, but that was the impetus to my writing career and, once I started the stories just kept coming.

What is your favorite thing about being an author?
Sharing faith, hope and healing with the world!

Where did the inspiration for Winter Madness come from? 
At a very dark time in my life I had a vision…..A young woman standing at the foot of a waterfall thinking of suicide when God showed her all the reasons to hang on….sunlight, rainbows, doves cooing, children’s laughter…. Because it spoke to me on such a personal level, writing the scene first person was very cathartic and helped pull me up once again. The story evolved from that.

Wow, that is powerful. 
How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing? 
When I recommitted my life– and committed my writing– to Christ I prayed that I write to glorify Him and share my faith. Even though my characters are on their own spiritual path, some of what I’ve experienced in my own life plays out in theirs. Many times, however, I learn from their struggles. I pray my readers do too. I include a “Letter to the Reader” in all of my work that connects my faith or my beliefs with something in the story.

What do you want readers to come away with after reading your books?
I want them to not only be entertained but to walk away with a sense of hope…hope that if such-and-such character overcame this-or-that issue, they can overcome whatever struggles are present in their life at the time. For example in Winter Madness the heroine Sienna says…. “In those few moments I knew, I understood what God wanted of me. He wanted me to live, to hope, and to love. For where there is love, God is forever present. His love is perfect; perfect love which casts out the deepest of darkness.”

What is one of your favorite scenes in Winter Madness?
The entire story is one of hope and healing so it’s hard to pick a favorite scene but the ending always makes me smile….. They dined and danced for hours. “How does it feel to be the most beautiful woman in this place?” he asked when the clock struck midnight. “Like Cinderella at the ball,” she admitted.

“Cinderella couldn’t hold a candle to you, sweet Sienna. What do you say we fly down to Vegas and get married?” Her laughter sparkled through the room like fairy dust and created magic in its wake. Smiles bloomed, more laughter followed. Even the music seemed brighter.

“I’d say that’s madness, dear William, sheer madness. Let’s do it!”

Sienna has survived what most succomb to - the death of a spouse and child and has maintained her faith despite her troubles. William has never met anyone who actually lived out what they say they believe. Is it true love between the faithful optimist and broody pessimist or simply winter madness?

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Links:
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com  
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1jUVcdU

28 comments:

  1. Nice interview with Pamela. I haven't read any of her books yet but have read some nice reviews for them.

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    1. Hello Marilyn!
      Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I'm so late responding. Crazy, unexpected stuff yesterday then traveled all day today. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and I hope if you decide to read any of my books you won't be disappointed.
      Good luck and God's blessings to you.
      PamT

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  2. Thank you for sharing the great interview Pamela. She is a new author to me and I look forward to reading her books.

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I pray you are not disappointed if you choose to read my books.

      Sorry I'm so late responding...crazy, unexpected stuff yesterday and traveled all day today.

      Good luck and God's blessings to you
      PamT

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  4. Thanks for hosting me Angela!
    Sorry for being so late to respond.
    Good luck and God's blessings to you
    PamT

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    1. Thank you for joining us. :) Blessings!
      Angela

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    1. Thank you so much Maureen! I appreciate you stopping by.
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  6. Pam,

    Excellent interview. Nice to know more about you. Congrats on your latest work and best wishes!

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    1. Thank you so much Jacqueline! Your support is greatly appreciated. Good luck and God's blessings.
      PamT

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  7. I like how you pulled emotions, etc. from your vision experince as well as your entire story, Pam.

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Someone said, "no emotion in the writer, no emotions in the reader." Hopefully readers are blessed and encouraged through this work. Thanks for stopping by!
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  8. Great interview, Pam! I enjoy having you on my blog, too! Diana

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    1. Thanks so much Diana! I always enjoy exchanging with you.
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  9. It's nice to get to know you and your writing process, Pam! May your book reach just who God intends it to! I love your heart for sharing hope!

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    1. Thanks Emily!
      That is my prayer too.
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  10. Good interview, Pam. Thanks for sharing so much of your life. Good luck with your new book.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! Your support is appreciated
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  11. What a hope-filled story! Beautiful post, Pamela.

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    1. THANKS Alina! I appreciate your support in stopping by.
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  12. Having read and enjoyed your work already, I'm looking forward to reading this one :)

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    1. Thanks SO much Dana, I hope you enjoy it also.
      Appreciate your support!
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  13. Enjoyed learning a little more about you, Pam! Good luck with your latest book!

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    1. THANKS Kelly! I appreciate you stopping by to support me and Angela.
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  14. Pamela is a new author to me! Thank you for the interview!
    Blessings!

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    1. So nice to meet you Natalya!
      Thanks for dropping by
      Good luck and God's blessings
      PamT

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  15. I'm very late to the party but I truly enjoyed reading about you and your book. I enjoy reading to be entertained and inspired!

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