On this week’s 3 Questions, we will get to know award-winning author, Pamela Ferguson. Let’s start with our first question, what do you love most about the writing process? The least?
Pamela: The thing I love most about the writing process is getting into the zone. If you’ve been involved in any type of creative activity, you know what I mean. It’s when you become so engrossed in what you’re doing that time falls away. For authors in the zone, creative energy seems to flow effortlessly onto the page, and, afterward, you don’t know where the ideas came from. When I experience these moments, I feel a profound sense of gratitude.
Right now, with coronavirus dominating our lives, it’s been harder for me to get into the zone. I write sweet contemporary and historical romance fiction, so creating hope-filled stories with a touch of humor during these turbulent times requires even more focus. I’ve fallen into the pattern of writing in thirty-minute sprints and then checking the news for coronavirus updates. Definitely not as productive. Right now, I’m writing my next novel, Once Wished, a sweet contemporary romance about two people who thought they knew what they wanted. I’m also researching American soldiers in Europe during World War II for the sequel to my historical romance His French War Bride: Normandy. I pray daily for help with staying focused.
You are right. With the world in crisis, it is hard to clear our heads and find our writing zones. Stay after it. Next question, were you a young writer, late-bloomer, or somewhere in-between?
Pamela: I was a young writer. From scribbling poetry and keeping personal journals to publishing in student literary magazines and editing school newspapers, I’ve been writing since I could hold a pen. Writing is how I make sense of the world.
You have grown up writing! That’s great. Our final question, if you could give a novice writer one piece of advice, what would it be?
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Award-winning author Pamela Ferguson writes contemporary and historical romance fiction. Wings of Love, her first novel set in the fictional town of Lilac, won the 2017 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Award for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements. Readers can meet relatives of her contemporary romance characters in her World War II-era historical romances. She collaborates with two fantastic vocal artists, Stephanie Dillard (contemporary) and Rebecca Fine (historical), to produce audiobooks for all her stories. She loves to hear from readers. Drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today Pamela is giving away a copy of her sweet romance Love Accepted. One reviewer described it as, “A wonderful Christian story of second chances against almost impossible odds, this short tale will warm your heart, and rekindle your faith.”
Carly Day is on a mission: Make amends to her grown children and everyone else she’s hurt over the years. When she returns to Lilac to help care for her first grandchild, she quickly realizes that just because she’s sorry doesn’t mean folks are ready to forgive. Even Pete Warfield, her son-in-law’s uncle, keeps her at arms’ length, as if he’s afraid she’ll run off again. How can she prove she’s turned her life around?
More knowledgeable about carburetors than car seats, Pete Warfield should have his head examined for agreeing to help take care of a three-month-old baby. After a short marriage decades before, Pete’s been happy with his bachelor existence. That is, until Carly Day returns to town. Working with her around the clock to care for his grandnephew has him wishing for things he thought he didn’t want. Like love and a family of his own.
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Take care. Stay healthy!