I am pleased to welcome Pamela Thibodeaux to share a little about herself and her novel, The Inheritance. Pamela’s website has been an inspiration for many readers and writers. I encourage you to visit it at the link below.
Author bio: 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.” Sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story!
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Unlike many authors, I never really dreamed of being a writer. Not that I can recall anyway. What inspired me to begin writing was disappointment in what I’d been reading.
When did you begin writing?
My writing career began 36 years ago in 5-subject notebooks. I was a ‘closet’ writer, too self-conscious and insecure to tell anyone what I was doing. That went on for about 11 years then I purchased my first used word processor. That’s when I began to feel like a writer but not until my mom and brother read and liked my work did I honestly think I had a talent to continue.
Is there a particular author whose work motivates you?
I absolutely love Nora Roberts romances.
What’s your favorite novel?
Actually my favorite novel is the Born In trilogy by Nora Roberts. There are many more I keep but those will never be loaned out. I’ve had to purchase new copies since I read them pretty regularly.
What inspired you to write The Inheritance?
The Inheritance was born out of a dream and a common phrase. I had a dream where my grandfather said about his and my grandmother’s life-long friend whom I called Aunt Ellen, “She left everything to you.” The phrase I’m referring to is, “life begins at forty” and it came to me like this….. They say life begins at forty but for Rebecca Sinclair that’s far from the truth. That simple statement was the impetus to the novel. My dream became hers and actually fruitioned into her inheritance of a home in the wine country of New York left to her by her biological grandmother whom she’d had no prior relationship with.
What type of schedule do you use when writing? How many hours a week do you write?
I used to write every morning, evening and on weekends but since 2009 that has not been my schedule. My writing is very sporadic now, although I hope (or rather need) to carve out some regular time in my schedule.
What do you do if you experience writer’s’ block?
Pray. Take a walk. Write something different (article, blog post, poem). Read. Usually writers block occurs when I’m trying too hard to make the story happen instead of letting the Holy Spirit and my characters lead me.
How long did it take to write The Inheritance?
About 6 months for the initial story which was published in 2007. The version featured today is the updated/revised edition which came out last year.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on 2 collections of short stories for PBG and one I might pitch or may self-publish. I also have a couple of novels and non-fiction books in the works.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Reading is by far my favorite pastime.
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com
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Tagline:After her husband’s death she discovers a future she never expected and a family she never imagined.
Blurb: The Inheritance is about the chance we all long for…the chance to start over. Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?
A picture began to take shape in her mind…an old woman standing in the doorway of a big house…a young woman of heartbreaking beauty, thin, fragile, dark hair flying in the wind, sobs shaking her slender frame… “Look at her and tell me she’s not his!” She pointed to the little girl clinging to her skirt. Tugging the child from behind her, the young woman jerked around to face the old one once more. “She looks just like him!” she insisted, gripping the little girl’s hand.
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