Monday, June 29, 2015

Home is Where The Heart Is

Best-selling novelist and songwriter, Camie Rogers has penned numerous accounts of the secret love she holds in her heart. Country-Music Superstar Kip Allen has changed from the shy, humble boy, to the epitome of “star.” Can the two rediscover each other after one night of his Home is Where the Heart is tour?
This week Wild Women Authors is pleased to welcome Pamela S Thibodeaux who brings Camie Rogers, from Choices a romantic short story release from Pelican Book Group.
Cami, what did you think the first time you saw Kip? Oh wow, that was so long ago! We met in high school and I absolutely adored him.
So this is a second chance type story. What was your second thought?
That I could spend the rest of my life with him.
Did you think it was love at first sight? Absolutely. I believe it was love at first sight for both of us. But, like most people, after high school, we went our separate ways. Kip pursued his dream and became a Country music superstar, while I stayed in our hometown. But when I saw him again, for the first time in years, the magic was still there.
Magic. That is really nice. What do you like most about Kip? What’s not to like? He’s handsome and talented in so many ways! We have so much in common.
How would you describe him? Kip is a shy, humble boy with rusty-gold hair and green eyes.
How would he describe you? Sweet, innocent, trusting, and faithful with caramel colored hair and hazel eyes
What made you choose writing as a profession? I’ve always loved words and music along with various means of artistic ability and expression. Writing enabled me to combine those and provided an outlet through which I can share my faith while entertaining.
What is your biggest fear? That mine and Kip’s dreams will never intersect and I’ll spend my life in love with a man I can’t have.
How do you relax? I own a nice quiet home in the country so relaxing is never an issue but prayer and meditation are my ‘go to’ activities when stress pushes the boundaries of my peace.
Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
Sarah/Angel in Francine Rivers’ book Redeeming Love because her story shows us the true love of God.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? To let go and let God. This applies to every area of your life. If you are constantly trying to ‘make’ something happen, chances are it’s not God’s best for you. When whatever you’re doing seems to just fall into place, that’s a sure sign God has ordained it for your highest good.
Excellent. Thanks for visiting with us, Cami. Now it's Pamela's turn at bat. What movies or books have had an impact on your writing?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, almost anything by Nora Roberts. Other than these two, there are too many books/authors to mention.
Tell us a bit about your publisher. How did you hear about them? What influenced your decision to submit to them.
Choices was originally published by The Wild Rose Press under their White Rose imprint. I found out about TWRP back in 2006 when I submitted my novel, The Inheritance to them. This line eventually became White Rose Publishing then evolved into an imprint of Pelican Book Group. Choices is still available through PBG.
How long did it take from query to release? Back then it only took about 3-6 months from query to publication but as with any publisher, the growth of the business means somewhat slower production time. Which is still OK since major houses take up to 2 years to produce a book!
What book are you currently reading? Not reading anything at this time.
What's up next for you? I’m working on a story I hope to complete and have added to an anthology of short stories next year.
To learn more about Pamela S Thibodeaux and the stories she creates go to:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib

To purchase Choices go to
Pelican Book Group http://pelink.us/13N5j5g

4 comments:

  1. Nice blog! Your characters sound like ones readers can identify with--so important! Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks Susan! Glad you had a moment to stop by.
      PamT

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  2. "If you are constantly trying to ‘make’ something happen, chances are it’s not God’s best for you. When whatever you’re doing seems to just fall into place, that’s a sure sign God has ordained it for your highest good." - I love this! Sounds like a really cute story in the making! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So true, right, MJ...Thanks for stopping by!

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