Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Author of the Week: Pamela Rice

A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Pamela: I've always desired to become a writer, even when I was younger. It was only after witnessing an ugly incident that I decided to follow my dream and put it on paper.

A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
Pamela: I was inspired to write "The Sunday Morning Wife" after witnessing a horrific act of domestic violence on my way to church one Sunday morning. I tried to imagine what the batterer's and victim's personalities would be like and I went from there.

A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
Pamela: I want readers to know that they can overcome any situation in life, with prayer, a positive outlook, and planning.

A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
Pamela: I think Domestic Violence is a very controversial topic, especially when it involves a Pastor who is abusive. My next book, The Monday Night Mistress, will be controversial as well. It will deal with social injustice and a subjectt that is shied away from.

A&RBC: Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?
Pamela: I don't have a tried and true process or method. Sometimes a conversation or a mannerism can spark an idea for the plot. Sometimes I "see" the plot happening and I just write it down. I just need a quiet corner and I'm on my way.

A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
Pamela: Wow... I can't pick one. I love Christian Fiction, Women's Fiction, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction. I love the classics...Native Son, The Grapes of Wrath, etc.

A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?
Pamela: I am an avid reader. (This is why I have a hard time meeting my deadlines) Terri and Rosalyn, Lutishia, Kendra, Ntozke, and others will have to wait.

A&RBC: What are two things you want your readers to know about you?
Pamela: I want them to know that I plan on discussing every controversial topic that I am prompted to write about. There is healing in creating dialogue about secrets that threaten to destory the human psyche. Also, I am a fun loving down to earth peron that would laugh all day all possible. If you are not a morning person, you probably would not want to be around me. I wake up singing and smiling.

A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Pamela: Eric Jerome Dickey. I want to know how "Driver " in "Drive Me Crazy" and all of his characters were created.

A&RBC: What is or was your dream job?
Pamela: I look forward to writing full time, directing movies, and directing my own sitcom (s).

A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?
Pamela: My next book, "The Monday Night Mistress", will be released in the Fall/Winter. I am also doing research to bring "The Sunday Morning Wife" to the big screen.

A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
Pamela: Please visit my website at links to social media my be found there as well.

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  1. I really enjoyed this interview. I loved how the author opened up and easily discussed a taboo subject. I can't wait to read her book. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Minolta,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Please keep a look out for the Book Spotlight featuring The Sunday Morning Wife.