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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