Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#Christmas Confessions from Inspirational author, Pamela Thibodeaux #BlogHopGiveaway

Today I have Christmas Confessions from award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux. She 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.”

Christmas Confessions

1.      I always buy Eggnog at Christmas because it’s the best time of the year to sit, reflect and enjoy the smooth, creamy drink.

2.      In my opinion, Christmas fruitcake should be outlawed – it’s just plain nasty LOL!

3.      I better get up Christmas morning and find Heartland Season 9 under the tree or else I’m going to literally break down and cry because it’s my FAVORITE TV series and is no longer available for viewing in the US.

4.   The best thing about Christmas is the almost tangible love, peace, joy and goodwill toward men that seems to be more prevalent during this season.

5.      My Christmas dinner is usually a feast or a free-for-all or take-out and my favorite dish is cornbread dressing and I’ll be drinking Moscato Wine.

Pam also has a new book out and the interview below is from her blog hop for KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH.

What inspired you to write your newest release Keri’s Christmas Wish?
When I look back on the beginning I can honestly say Keri’s Christmas Wish was totally inspired by God. I’d finished a short story and sent the collection off to my editor when a vision of a young woman scrolling through her newsfeed came to mind with the words: Bah Humbug…. The entire story evolved from that one image and I completed the manuscript within a very short time. Since this was the first, original fiction story I’ve written in its entirety since 2009 I’m very excited to see it come to fruition.

 Why should people buy this book and who is your potential audience? 
 Keri's Christmas Wish will give readers an enjoyable fiction story that shares the miracles and magic of the books and movies made over the last several years based on a true account of someone's visit to heaven. Those who love reading, hearing about and watching a true account of someone's visit to heaven as well as those who wonder if heaven is for real and what it is like, will enjoy Keri's Christmas Wish. 

 Is there anything else you feel is relevant to this story?
True accounts of heaven, angels, miracles as well as Energy Medicine, and meditation/self-help techniques are huge topics of interest in the world today. This story combines all of the above in a manner sure to entertain as well as enlighten.

 What is the message you hope to get across in this story?
 That regardless of where you are in your faith journey God and His angels are always there to guide and guard and that He loves you in spite of your doubt and fears.

What is the one question you wish an interviewer would ask you?
         Q: To what or whom do you credit your success?
           : Many people have a love/hate relationship with their muse. My muse is the Holy Spirit and I accredit every ounce of success to the grace of God because without HIM I seriously doubt I could write a single word, much less stories that bring hope and healing to so many.

For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas so much she seldom enjoys the holiday. Will she get her wish and be free of the angst to truly enjoy Christmas this year?

A devout Christian at heart, Jeremy Hinton, a Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Energy Medicine Practitioner has studied all of the world’s religions and homeopathic healing modalities. But when a rare bacterial infection threatens the life of the woman he loves, will all of his faith and training be for naught?

She awoke in another dimension. Keri had no idea if she was in Heaven, but neither did she fear Hell. Her surroundings were reminiscent of a dense forest at dusk. Shadows danced against a sunset where brilliant colors bled from the sky. A light shone in the distance but as she moved toward it, Keri felt as though she plowed through molasses. Unease pricked her skin. The sound of water drew her deeper into the woods until she stood at the base of a vast waterfall and rapids so swift she dared not attempt to cross the river.

The light grew stronger, brighter. Beckoning.

I need to get to the light.

Please enter the giveaway to win a copy of Pam's book! 

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Thanks for stopping by! I agree with Pam on the fruitcake!!! 


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you so much, Patricia for hosting Keri today on your lovely blog!
Good luck and God's blessings to you and your visitors.

Patricia Preston said...

Thanks for being a guest!

Maris said...

I like your "confession" list. I always look forward to eggnog at this time of the year, drink too much of it, weigh myself, and wonder how I gained so much weight. Merry Christmas, all.

Kara O'Neal said...

I have been wanting to watch Heartland. It seems like it would be a good series. I loved getting a glimpse into Kerri's Christmas Wish. It sounds like it would tug at my heart strings! Good luck to you!

Patricia Kiyono said...

I love eggnog, too! I also love fruitcake, so if you get some, you can send it my way. I totally agree with #4 and #5. Christmas is time for eating a LOT! Hope you have a blessed holiday season.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Oh Maris...I never weigh myself after drinking eggnog LOL!

You'd LOVE Heartland, Kara! I have season's 1-8 on DVD already's wishing for Season 9!

I'll be sure and get your address Patricia K if I receive a fruit cake LOL!

MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone and Thanks for stopping by!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Time for my confession: I don't like fruitcake or eggnog. But I do like your interview. Congrats on the new novel. Wishing you many deserved sales and happy holidays.

Brenda Hill said...

I agree with everything - except the fruitcake! I hated it as a child, but now, if it's made by a good bakery so it's rich and moist, I love it. And I dearly love cornbread dressing, but I'm the only one who does. My family and friends love the fancy dressing, but not me. You should share y0ur recipe!

Best wishes on your new book. I'll take a look.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks so much Jacquie and Brenda for sharing your confessions and for your continued support.

Patricia Preston said...

Happy Holidays to all of you! Both fruitcake lovers and non-fruitcake lovers!

Diane Burton said...

I agree about fruitcake, Pam. It can be used as a doorstop, though. Happy Holidays!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Yeah Diane, someone else said that too LOL!
Thanks for stopping by.

Linda Moffitt said...

Thanks for sharing this book on your blog during the tour. It sounds Great.

Patricia Preston said...

Diane, I agree!!

Lindas: Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays to you!