I am excited to be part of my very first blog tour. Feel free to comment if I'm not doing this right. Ha! Please comment to enter a contest. See below.
With great pleasure, I wish to introduce a special person and wonderful writer, Pam Thibodeaux. She writes what she calls "inspirational with an edge." A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Pam moved to my part of the country in north Texas where I've been fortunate enough to visit with her and attend one of her classes. This award winning author co-founded and is a lifetime member of Bayou Writer's Group. Besides women's fiction, she writes inspirational romance and creative non-fiction. Even with her busy schedule as author and speaker, I found her eager and willing to help new writers like myself.
Her new release is entitled "The Visionary." I highly recommend it. Pam's writing was new to me, so I read this new book with no expectations, just curiosity. Truthfully, few people could handle the delicate topic of childhood sexual abuse resulting in murder. This book demonstrates the breadth of God's grace. The tender way which Ms. Thibodeaux illustrates hope over a dark, untalked-about subject is unrivaled.
Trevor hovered in the place between wakefulness and sleep, darkness and light, heaven and hell. He could hear his sister’s voice, but he couldn’t see her, couldn’t find her in the darkness, and couldn’t reach her in the red haze of pain and fear. He was hot, so hot. He burned with anger and shame and shook with the fear that kept him bound, unable to get to her. He felt trapped, helpless. She called to him again, but it was the sound of a little girl whimpering. He mumbled her name, assured her he was there, that he’d save and protect her. It wouldn’t happen again, he promised and struggled to jerk his hands from their restraints, to break through the darkness and rescue her.
Question: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Answer: The hardest part of writing The Visionary was depicting the gruesome abuse the twins suffered as children and then realistically portraying the healing available through the awesome power of God's love and their struggle for relief from a past too horrendous to live with any longer.
Question: What do you like about your publisher?
Answer: They are author-friendly, patient in helping new authors understand their rules without making them feel ashamed or embarrased.
Question: What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
Answer: The biggest challenge I face is not having my work accepted by the “Christian” publishers. As one reviewer said, “though undeniably Christian, it is never dogmatic or insular; offering faith rather than religion.” (Review of Tempered Dreams by Elizabeth Burton for Blue Iris Journal) My books deal with issues in a way that is unacceptable in the traditional CBA market. Now that is not saying that my books are better than those published through traditional CBA publishers, only different. As I’ve said many times, everything that gives God glory deserves to be praised!
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com
Bayou Writers Group: http://bayouwritersgroup.com
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/o3YrMq
Anyone commenting on my blog will automatically be entered in a drawing for 4 lucky winners of an autographed copy of "The Visionary." Also, go back to any of the other blogs and comment for extra chances in the drawing. My post is the last stop of Ms. Thibodeaux's blog tour. Here is the list of those who've previously posted about "The Visionary" in case you're interested in going back, reading those reviews and commenting on them:
Nov 16th: Amber Stockton: http://amberstockton.blogspot.com/
Nov 17th: Karen Kelly http://www.authorkarenkelley.com/blog.html
Nov 18th: Author Expressions http://authorexpressions.blogspot.com/
Nov 19th: Tracy Krauss http://www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.com
Nov. 20th: Jessica Ferguson http://jessyferguson.blogspot.com
Nov. 21st: Guest @ LASR http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/
Nov 22nd: Robin Bayne http://wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com/
Nov. 23rd: Clare Revell http://telscha.blogspot.com/
NOV 24TH - THANKSGIVING DAY - http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com
Nov 25th: Tanya Hanson http://www.tanyahanson.com/Blog.html
Nov. 26th: Delia Latham http://delialatham.blogspot.com
Nov 27th: BWG Blog http://bayouwritersgroup.blogspot.com
Nov 28th: Raquel Byrnes http://nitewriter6.blogspot.com/
Nov 29th: Marianne Evans www.marianneevans.blogspot.com
Nov 30th: Shawna Williams http://inspirationalebooks.blogspot.com/
Dec 1st: Jan Rider Newman janridernewman.blogspot.com
Dec 2nd: Vicki Cain http://www.victoriapitts-caine.blogspot.com/
Dec 3rd: Justin Lugbill http://christian-book-review.com;
Dec 4th: Curt Iles http://creekbank.net
Dec 5th: Dana Pratola www.danapratola.webs.com
Dec 6th: Sylvia Ney http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/
Dec 7th: Shonell Bacon http://chicklitgurrl.blogspot.com/
Dec 8th: Joanne Troppello http://joannetroppello.weebly.com/blog.html
Dec 9th: Nona Cross http://winonacross.blogspot.com
Dec. 10th: JoAnn Carter http://home.comcast.net/~jo.glenncarter/site/
Dec 11th: Donna Basinow http://donnabsnow.blogspot.com/
Dec 12th: Guest @ Edgy Inspirational Romance www.edgyinspirationalromance.com
Dec 13th: Michelle Sutton http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/
Dec 14th: Guest @ PenTalk Community http://pentalkcommunity.blogspot.com/
Dec. 15th: Judy Leger: http://judithleger.blogspot.com/
Dec 16th: Janet K Brown
Good luck to all.
Thank you, Ms. Thibodeaux, for trusting me to review your book. I enjoyed it. God bless.