Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet Pam Meyers

Welcome to the Book Loft, Pam.
Is there a story behind this book?

When I heard about a new cozy mystery line a Christian publisher was starting I became intrigued. I’ve always loved a good mystery story and I also love romance. I decided to marry the two, but by the time the story was ready to send to the publisher, the economy had crashed and so did the mystery line.

Not one to easily give up I decided to christen it with a more romantic title and put more emphasis on the romance and Thyme for Love was born as a romantic mystery. I honestly think the story is stronger than it was earlier and am thrilled that it is now published, and that my publisher OakTara wants two more books to make it a three-book series.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I already said above that I enjoy mysteries and romance. But included in my preferences also is women’s fiction. One of the best books I’ve read in the past year is Gina Holmes’s Crossing Oceans. It’s a women’s fiction with a bit of romance and fun humor. I’ve learned a lot about including details in my writing from reading Gina’s work. I also enjoy anything by Terri Blackstock. Loved Intervention and Predator.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
I’m a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. I stole that line from Donnie and Marie Osmond. But it’s true. I also enjoy good upbeat praise music like David Crowder Band or the old time hymns remixed to a more upbeat tempo.

What is a favorite wintertime memory from your childhood?
I grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the area near what Thyme for Love is set. Winter to me meant ice skating, sledding and tobogganing. From a distance, I’d often watch ice boats, their sails carrying them like rockets across the ice, and wonder what it was like to ride in one. One day a friend of my dad’s took me on his iceboat. We skimmed across the ice at what seemed like breakneck speeds, the cold air nipping my cheeks. Back and forth across the ice we went. Never had I felt so free. Before I knew it the ride was over. That was to be my only ride on an iceboat, but I have never forgotten it. Someday I’ll have to work it into a story.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
This may sound strange coming from an author, but I find it really hard to get into writing the first chapter of a new book. I’m a plotter so I always have the main plot mapped out. I can’t wait to sit down and start writing but I’ll find a zillion other things to do just not to type that first word.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
I enjoy a good beef filet, baked potato and salad. I love my beef and in recent years I’ve had to learn to curtail a lot of it from my diet. That only makes it taste even better when I do indulge. My mouth is watering just typing about it, so I’d better change the subject.

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
There are so many scripture verses that have ministered to me over the years. The one I’ve been writing with my signature in all the books I’ve signed this past month is Isaiah 30: 18:

Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you,
   and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
    blessed are all those who wait for him.


It took me a very very long time to be published in fiction and these words mean a great deal to me. God did long to bless me with a published book, but until the right time He would not allow it to happen.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
I have an historical romance with Summerside Press coming out in June 2012. What makes this book very special is that it is set in my hometown. Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has been a labor of love. The story, which is set in 1933, centers around Meg Alden and Jack Wallace. Meg aspires to be a newspaper reporter, but like many news editors of that time, her boss believes that is a man’s job. Just as she sees a ray of hope to have such a job, the opportunity is whisked away when Jack shows up on the scene.

I also have two more books in the On The Road to Love series with OakTara. Book Two, Love Will Find a Way, should be out before the end of 2012.



You can purchase Thyme for Love at Amazon.

Pamela is giving away a copy of Thyme for Love. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

11 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

karenk
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cjajsmommy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway for this book.
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apple blossom said...

love to win thanks for the chance

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wfnren said...

Sounds like a great story, love the title.

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Marianne said...

i just finished reading Kristin Hannah's Night Road. i have enjoyed her novels, but this one is the best yet. Love it when an author 'writes better novels'. Would totally love to win Thyme for Love after reading your post Patty, and already waiting to see what the sequels are! Thanks for the interview and opportunity to win.

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Jennifer said...

I'm glad you held on to God and that you got your book out now! Congratulations! I love the area where your book is set. I used to live in Kenosha, WI, and I've visited Lake Geneva many times with my mom.
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Teela said...

What a wonderful name for a book (I LOVE HERBS) Thyme for Love and the jacket gal looks kind of like you Pam!...KUDOS for your contract for 2 more books...that's wonderful and I LOVE your verse! I'm extremely impatient and God keeps working on me to Wait on Him. I hope I win, this would be a wonderful book to delve into. Thanks, Patty for hosting Pam. Teelayoung at hotmail dot com

Rebecca said...

Oh this looks like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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Linda said...

From previous reviews and interviews, I would love an opportunity to win your book.

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Jo said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Blessings,
Jo
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