Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Pamela S Thibodeaux publicity photoPromoting 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:

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New Cover

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.

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Original Cover

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:

Original Version:

“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?”

New Release:

“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.”

 

Pamela can be found at her Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon, and BookBub. Readers are encouraged to sign up for her Newsletter.

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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.

Be sure to enter her giveaway by entering the Rafflecopter at this link!

About Patricia Kiyono

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches music education at the university level. She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her five children, nine grandchildren (so far), and great-granddaughters. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. Check out her sweet historical contemporary romances at her Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Kiyono/e/B0067PSM5C/
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16 Responses to Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux

  1. Sounds like the re-release was a win-win situation. Wonderful to hear that your editor let you keep the scenes you wanted. Congrats!

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    It’s always wonderful when you have a great relationship with your editor, isn’t it? Thanks for visiting, Marissa!

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  3. Welcome and Congratulations, Pamela! I know that many good stories are lost because they are so quickly considered ‘outdated’. You were fortunate to have publishers willing to work with you.I wish you all the best.

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    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      I suppose that’s one advantage of writing historicals! The facts don’t change.

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    • pamelasthibodeaux says:

      It is a great thing Tonette and she’s a great editor which is why I left the book with the company instead of re-issuing it on my own.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I agree with Tonette. Lots of good contemporary stories become outdated too quickly because of a few minor details. Technology in particular rapidly changes our society. Congrats on the update!

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  5. jeff7salter says:

    Welcome to 4F1H, Pamela.
    very good point about how the rapidly changing technology can make a fairly recent story seem “out-of-date” even only a couple of years down the road.
    Our predecessors didn’t have nearly as much of a problem… except when a “contemporary” novel was no longer horse and buggy and had become replete with automobiles.

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  6. Loved the excerpt! And writing a book that takes place in today’s world would be hard! Good luck to you!

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    • pamelasthibodeaux says:

      Funny, Kara but I feel the same way about Historical novels LOL! Love reading them, have no desire to write one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Interesting! I love that the editor was supportive of your vision, Pamela. Here’s to many new readers!

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