Take 5 with Pam Thibodeaux

Award-winning author Pamela S. Thibodeaux dropped by SlingWords today to answer a few questions to help us get to know her better.

About Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Pam is one busy author. She's 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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About Circles of Fate

Set at the tail-end of the Vietnam War era, Circles of Fate takes the reader from Fort Benning, Georgia, to Thibodaux, Louisiana. A romantic saga, this gripping novel covers nearly twenty years in the lives of Shaunna Chatman and Todd Jameson.

Constantly thrown together and torn apart by fate, the two are repeatedly forced to choose between love and duty, right and wrong, standing on faith or succumbing to the world’s viewpoint on life, love, marriage and fidelity. With intriguing twists and turns, fate brings together a cast of characters whose lives will forever be entwined.

Through it all is the hand of God as He works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

Take 5 with Pamela S. Thibodeaux

1. What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink?

Bread is by far my favorite food…any and every type of bread…Cakes, cookies, pastries, dinner rolls, crackers…you get my drift. As for drink, I’m a water person with perhaps one glass of milk per day. Occasionally I’ll drink tea and have begun drinking Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey. Moscato or White Zifandel wine with a shot of Peach Schnapps, Smirnoff Triple Black wine coolers, Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita no salt and throw in a mixed drink of Wild Turkey and Coke and you have my adult beverage list from which I choose when out dancing.

2. What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to books?

Nora Roberts romances & women’s fiction novels and spiritual non-fiction by authors such as Cheryl Richardson, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson top my list of books to buy and always have on hand.

3. What's the best review you ever received?

The best review I’ve ever received is not really a review, but a compliment. There are readers who like my books and those who love them. Then there are those who don’t, but for me, the best compliment comes from two sectors…those who never read and those who read all the time and read authors across genres. Having someone from either category tell me they couldn’t put my book down, is the greatest blessing and encouragement I can receive.

4. Do you listen to music during any of the phases of writing a book? If you do, what kind of music.

No, I don’t because I either get so caught up in the music that I can’t write a single word or so engrossed in the story that the music distracts me to the point of frustration. That said, I don’t mind a little background noise on occasion (TV or radio on in a different room). But for the most part, I write in a silent environment so I can hear what my characters and my muse have to say.

5. What would you change about your career path if you could wave a magic wand?

My first book (Tempered Hearts) was E-published in 2000, and the second (Tempered Dreams) in 2001. During that time I worked with the Books A Million stores within driving distance from my home to set up signings and distribution. In 2002, I pulled these two books and signed a contract with an “up and coming” publishing company that never got off the ground. That decision cost me four years out of my career and put books 3 and 4 of my Tempered series (as well as everything else I’d written to date) on hold. If I could wave a magic wand, I’d change that decision and hopefully use the time I lost to hone my craft and write more books.

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Takeaway Truth

Thanks, Pam! Readers, Pam Thibodeaux brings emotion and faith to her novels, but in a way that makes them different from the usual inspirational romances. If you haven't read her before, try her latest today.


  1. Wonderful, interesting interview. I also LOVE bread...sigh... :) Wow, Circles of Fate sounds like a fabulous read. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks, Alicia. I think we're all closet bread lovers even while we're also shunning carbs more often than not. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. I admire your ability to write "steamy and gritty" fiction with religious undertones...quite a feat! Good luck!

    1. Susan, I think it's definitely a skill, and Pam possesses it. So many of the inspirational books are heavy-handed, but not Pam's.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Thanks Joan for your vote of confidence and for having me here today!
    May God bless you 100 fold!

    1. It's always a pleasure, Pam. Good luck with the new novel.

  4. Hi, Pamela,

    What a thought-provoking interview. I will defo check out your books. As a Christian, I find it extremely difficult to locate books that are exciting and gripping without them also containing offensive words. Sounds like yours might be a treat :)

    1. Hello, Monique. Thank you for visiting today and leaving a comment for Pam.

  5. Circles of Fate sounds wonderful! I love those kinds of stories where everything inside the characters calls for them to be together, which fights against everything outside of them that is trying to pull them apart. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello, M.J., thank you for visiting. Great comment. Thank YOU for sharing.