The writer’s life found me when I got disappointed in one-too-many books and thought I could do better. A mite arrogant at the time because writing and writing well are two different things but that was the catalyst to begin writing in 5-subject notebooks nearly 40 years ago. By the time I bought my first used word processor (that used 3.5″ disks!) I had 3 full novels written and the beginning of a 4th. Once I started typing these up to submit, 3 more developed in what would become my Tempered series.
One day while recommitting my life to Christ, I committed my writing to Him also and the stories changed to include the characters’ faith. At the time, I had no idea there was a CBA or “Christian” market so needless to say mine were traditional romance with the faith element and did not fit the genre. I tried and tried to conform to the genre guidelines and rewrite and revise until I didn’t even recognize my own stories. The Bible teaches us to “be not conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, (Romans 12:2) so I cried out to God and although I did clean up the books quite a bit, my writing still does not fit the traditional Christian market.
My tagline is “Inspirational with an Edge!” (TM) and has been reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” The characters’ flaws and failings are right there but so is their faith and my goal is to reach readers who might not ordinarily pick up a “Christian” book. Keri’s Christmas Wish isn’t steamy or gritty though and would be appropriate for YA readers. Do you enjoy traditional/conservative Christian novels? Would you be willing to take a chance on something a little spicier but still adheres to Biblical principles?
I’d love to hear your opinion and I’d LOVE to gift one of you an eBook of your choice from my list of novels in return for a review. I also have codes for a FREE audiobook of Keri’s Christmas Wish to anyone who volunteers to listen and review.
Just comment below and let me know how to contact you.
Peace & Blessings!
Pamela S Thibodeaux
“Inspirational with an Edge!” (tm)
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