Welcome to Friday folks. (Fridays are for Fun will resume next week–I promised today’s guest this slot before I started the regular column.) Could we please stop a moment and remember those suffering in Japan and the multitudes the news doesn’t cover? If you can, please find a charitable organization and donate what you can. When it came to Haiti, many churches gathered clothing, blankets, non-perishable foods, etc. Maybe some place in your area does as well. As always, I thank you for indulgence and consideration.
And with that I introduce to you my writer-friend from Louisiana:
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder 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.”
Welcome to my tiny corner of cyberspace, Pamela. Let’s jump right in:
What do you love best about writing? I love the creative part – that first draft is always the most fun. Everything afterward is work LOL!
What keeps you writing? Books have always been a passion of mine – that same passion as well as my desire to touch a hurting world with the message of Christ is what keeps me writing.
How has your writing impacted –or significantly changed—other aspects of your life? As Christians we are called to look a level deeper – as writers we are taught this same attribute – therefore, writing has encouraged me to open my heart and mind to ‘see’ what’s in the heart of people instead of what’s on the surface – to be more understanding, tolerant and accepting of folks for who they are, not who I think they should be.
Please tell our readers how you juggle work (other than writing, assuming you work ‘outside the home,’ as a patient aptly asked me many years ago J), time to write and all that goes along with it, especially as a published author (i.e., promo, etc). Up until 2010 I worked outside the home so writing was done in my ‘spare’ time – an hour here, 30 minutes there – nights, evenings and weekends. When actively working on a project I spend as much time on that project – doing my best to concentrate on it alone. When not actively working on something I spend my time promoting myself and my work as well as editing/promoting for other authors.
Talk about current, past and future projects, upcoming releases, maybe your ‘dream novel’? Currently I have 5 novels (4 part Tempered series & The Inheritance) published. All are available in print and ebook. I also have 6 short stories (1 FREE!) available through White Rose Publishing. My debut women’s fiction novel, The Visionary is due out in November from Five Star Expressions. As for future projects, I have a list of non-fiction short ebooks I want to write and twice as many fiction projects in various stages of completion I hope to finish this year. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with others and hope to develop and teach several online workshops.
A visit to Pamela’s website taught me this lady’s talents extend to other areas of writing, too. She’ll edit, type, create websites and work with clients in other areas of promotion. Definitely worth a look, I think.
Thanks so much, Pamela, for sharing you with us today!
Next week, Diane Lang is back! I’ll most likely post her most recent article over the course of two days–valuable advice to those who are struggling with loss of a job.
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Have a great weekend, friends!