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Friday, June 24, 2016

Who's For Dinner with Pamela S. Thibodeaux


In an interview earlier this year, the question of having any author for dinner was asked and my answer was the same then as it is now….

Nora Roberts!

I met Ms. Roberts at a writers conference in the early 1990’s and have admired her ever since. Her advice, instruction and encouragement back then spurred my desire to write and her gift for storytelling has kept me entertained and inspired to date.

After the initial smoozing and flattery over appetizers we’d get down to some serious conversation. I’d love to know how she keeps creating dynamic stories, over and over and what her formula for success is. I’ve heard it said that she doesn’t believe in writer’s block or any of the other excuses we sometimes use to procrastinate, so I’d like to know how she copes when stuff happens and life just plain gets in the way of writing.

But more than the typical Q&A session, I’d love to have a normal conversation with the woman who has touched lives and impacted hearts the world over for so many years. I picture her as a warm, caring individual with depths of compassion and people skills and would enjoy discovering what qualities she looks for in a friend, does she have insecurities despite her success, what dreams haven’t been fulfilled yet and other such information best friends would share.

One of my dreams is to visit Boonsboro, MD one day. Hopefully Nora and I will run into each other and maybe, with a little time to spare and share, we’ll sit down for a cup of coffee and a gab session.

Title: Circles of Fate

Blurb: Set at the tail end of the Vietnam War era, Circles of Fate takes the reader from Fort Benning, Georgia to Thibodaux, Louisiana. A romantic saga, this gripping novel covers nearly twenty years in the lives of Shaunna Chatman and Todd Jameson. Constantly thrown together and torn apart by fate, the two are repeatedly forced to choose between love and duty, right and wrong, standing on faith or succumbing to the world’s viewpoint on life, love, marriage and fidelity. With intriguing twists and turns, fate brings together a cast of characters whose lives will forever be entwined. Through it all is the hand of God as He works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

Purchase Links:
Create Space: http://bit.ly/1qRN3cb
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/136qK7n

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.”

Links:
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com  
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1jUVcdU


27 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're all set for your meeting with Nora! Unlike me, who upon meeting my idol Robyn Carr, couldn't think of anything more original than "I love your books!"

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  2. Can I come, too? I'd love to dine with Nora! Diane- I really love this feature on your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, MJ. I'm having fun reading it, too. :)

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  3. (sounds like) Key words, Patricia... Face to face with her again I'd probably stumble over my words LOL!

    Sure MJ...why not? The more the merrier!

    Thanks for stopping by and I too, LOVE this feature, Diane!
    PamT

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    1. I'm so glad you shared, Pam. Nora is such a gracious lady. I've met her a few times and always been impressed with her. I took my mom to meet her at a booksigning. Mom played total fan girl, gushing how she'd been reading Nora's books since Irish Thoroughbred (her 1st book). Nora clasped her hand and really thanked her. Mom couldn't get over that. "She thanked me!" That's what I mean by gracious and grateful for her readers. The woman is a treasure.

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    2. How wonderful of you and special for your mom, Diane! That's a memory she'll treasure forever!

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  4. Great conversational starters and you sound prepared. I don't think I'd call what I experience writer's block but I know some stories take longer to come together. Love the fact you have destination goals.

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  5. I know what you mean Linda...I have several stories like that in my WIP folder.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    PamT

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  6. I met Nora briefly in an elevator st RWA one year. She had a big entourage lol. If I could meet any (Dead) author it'd be Louisa May Alcott. A present-day author is impossible to choose. Too many wonderful writers today. Love the post!

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    1. Boy isn't that the truth Tanya...there ARE too many wonderful authors to choose from in today's market!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      PamT

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  7. If we can choose any author from any time, my hands down person is Jane Austen. I'd love to hear her take on our society - I'm sure she'd nail all our foibles and strengths in five minutes or less!

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    1. I'm sure Miss Austen would not appreciate what's been done with her novels for sure, Ashantay! Thanks for stopping by!
      PamT

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  8. Great post, Pam. This "Who's for Dinner" theme is fun. I'd like to have dinner with Sandra Brown, but I'd probably just sit and gawk the whole time.

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    1. I hear ya' Marissa...I'm scared of the same thing if I run into Nora again LOL! Thanks for stopping by!
      PamT

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  9. Pam, I love the idea of going to Nora's town to maybe bump into her. That could be a novella in itself. Cheers

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    1. Oh yes...I can see it now, Marilyn....Foolish Fan... LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      PamT

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  10. I'm sure that would be a well-attended dinner party, Pam! Great interview. Thanks for hosting, Diane.

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    1. Probably so, Elizabeth...but perhaps since it is in her hometown we might actually get a bit of privacy...Who Knows, right?

      Thanks for stopping by!
      PamT

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    2. Thanks, Elizabeth. Come and join us.

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  11. I've attended the Harper's Ferry writing retreats a few times and Nora was there. We all sat around the bar and talked about movies. She's a great person and fun to talk to. Thanks for sharing, Pam.

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  12. Now I'm jealous, Robin LOL!

    I imagine she is fun to talk to...maybe one day my chance will come.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    PamT

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  13. Interesting post. Nora Roberts is one of the most prolific authors of romance and romantic genres. I loved her Chesapeake series. I'd love to know how she writes that fast!

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    1. Well Judy, if I ever find out I'll be sure and share her secrets....After I become as prolific as she... Just Kidding! I'd be blabbering all over the place LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by.
      PamT

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    2. Unless sworn to secrecy of course ;-)

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  14. I'd love to meet Nora Roberts myself. I think she is amazing!

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    1. Great minds always think alike Jacquie :-)
      Thanks for stopping by.
      PamT

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