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Monday, March 2, 2009

Winter Madness with Award-winning Author Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Author Bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana an a member of White Roses in Bloom Authors. 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.”

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Today I am interviewing fellow white rose and friend Pamela S. Thibodaux about her latest release WINTER MADNESS.

Welcome, Pam. Could you tell us a little about this story, the characters, the setting, the theme? Hi Sharon! Thank you for having me here today. WINTER MADNESS started with a couple meeting up in a coffee shop on a cold, winter morning. She thinks the first snow is beautiful, he thinks its madness.

Now in your blurb for Winter Madness, you mention an instant attraction between an optimist and a pessimist. There’s an old saying that opposites attract. What are your views on this old cliché and do you speak from personal experience? I believe opposites do attract though that’s not always fodder for a great relationship. My husband and I have A LOT in common and enjoy many of the same things which makes for much more harmony in the house.

I know what a busy woman you are and have often wondered where you find the time to write. Do you set aside a block of time reserved for writing—or do you write when you can find the time? I am a morning person so early am tends to be my most creative time. When I’m actively writing I use that time to write. If I’m not working on anything in particular, I use that time to promote. I also have a few hours in the evenings and on weekends, but basically I follow this same pattern to get things done.

The first thing I thought of when I heard the title of your latest release was March Madness. Did this have any bearing in choosing Winter Madness as your title? No, not really. In the beginning I had the idea for a book of 7 short stories, the 4 seasons + holidays (Christmas, Valentines Day & Thanksgiving). Then when the hero, William appeared on the scene and turned everything Sienna said was lovely or exciting into ‘madness,’ the title just seemed to work. The fact that it is being released in March with the ‘March Madness’ thing is merely coincidence as it was either a March release or wait until winter 2009. I chose March.

What is your favorite season and why? I am definitely a summer person but my favorite Holiday Season is Christmas – people just seem to be a lot more willing to share goodwill during this time of year.

Coffee shops are very popular places in today’s world for meetings, socializing, and for sampling a new cappuccino while lolling over a new book. Do you like coffee and if so, do you have a preference? I LOVE coffee. My preference is strong and hot - just like I like my men LOL! Seriously, I drink my coffee black, no cream or sugar. Now, when I want a treat – I’ll indulge in a French vanilla/caramel latte.

How do you promote your books? Any and every way I can think of. I blog, do chats and interviews, contests, and sales, like my March Madness sale going on right now! For info on the sale check out My Website or Pertinent Promotions website.

What is the message you would like readers to walk away with after reading Winter Madness? That no matter what you are going through, there is ALWAYS hope. Not the kind you find in drugs, alcohol or other vices, but in a relationship with Jesus Christ. And, that there ARE people who truly live what they say they believe.

How would you like to be remembered after you leave this earth? As a kind, generous person, someone who gives a lot of herself to help others and as a good wife/mother/grandmother, an anointed writer, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, a faithful servant of Christ.

Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share with us? In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths….Prov. 3:6

Where can readers reach you? Website: Blog: Email:

Is there anything you’d like to add to this interview? Something you wish I might have asked? Nope, you’ve about covered it all – very well I might add. I do however want to take this opportunity to THANK my readers for their continued love and support and THANK GOD for His unconditional love and blessings in my life. May I ALWAYS glorify You, Lord in all that I do.

Thanks so much for joining me today on my blog, Pam! Good luck with sales on Winter Madness!

Thanks again, Sharon for having me and may God bless YOU with sales on your books.


Hywela Lyn said...

Hi Sharon and Pamela - really enjoyed the interview. I had the pleasure of interviewing Pamela myself a week or two back and it's so interesting to learn even more about her here.

Cindy K. Green said...

Terrific interview ladies. I really enjoyed it. Best wishes on the release Pam. I can't wait to read it.

Sharon Donovan said...

Thanks for joining me today, Pam! Wishing you mega sales with Winter Madness!

Carol Ann said...

Just popping in to let you know I really enjoyed the interview! Pam is getting around. Stop by my blog studio tomorrow and you'll catch Pam there as well!