Promoting our books takes up a lot of time, when most of us would much rather just write. Fortunately, there support groups like Authors Helping Authors makes the job much easier. AHA is made up of authors who gladly share each others’ work through social media. Inspirational Romance author Pamela S. Thibodeaux is one of the most supportive authors in the group, so when she asked for help promoting her re-release of an earlier book I asked her a few questions about her project:
PK: Why did you feel you needed to revise The Inheritance?
PT: The original novel was published in 2007 under the White Rose imprint of The Wild Rose Press. When White Rose became a publishing company on its own and then an imprint of Pelican Book Group, the book was part of the transitions. I was talking with PBG’s Sr. Editor about another project and she told me she’d thought about editing it and re-publishing under PBG. I loved the idea and quickly signed a new contract.
PK: Did you encounter any problems?
PT: We had a few minor tweaks to work out. I write inspirational “with an edge” and some of the edits didn’t feel like this was my book at all. But as I was working with one of the most generous and understanding editors I’ve ever dealt with, she allowed a lot of the scenes she originally wanted to cut, to remain.
PK: What kinds of changes were made?
PT: Most of the changes were minor updates to bring the story more into the new millennium and of course a great new cover. Here’s an example:
“What’s this?” Rebecca asked, removing the sheets of paper off the passenger seat so she could sit in it.
“I jumped on the Internet and printed us up a map. Look, it even has written directions,” Ray answered.
Rebecca giggled. “Jumped on the Internet and printed up a map? You sound like a fifteen-year-old with a new toy instead of a grown man that’s well educated.”
Ray chuckled. “Let me see if I can rephrase that then. I utilized my PC, accessed the Internet and printed out directions and a map. Better?”
“What’s this?” Ray asked when Rebecca handed him some papers before climbing into the front seat of his SUV.
“I went online and printed out a map and directions for our trip.”
He chuckled. “That’s what the GPS on my phone is for.”
She flushed. “Oh, I didn’t think of that. Besides, wouldn’t this be much easier than trying to read directions on your phone?”
“Probably so, but its voice activated, too.”
She shook her head, laughed. “Men and their toys.”
“Hey, women use technology.”
“Not me. I’d rather have written directions.”
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.”
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Tagline: After her husband’s death she discovers a future she never expected and a family she never imagined.
Blurb: 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?
The Inheritance is available at Amazon.
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