Welcome to Author Pamela King Cable
The book I’m currently working on is titled, Bitter Homes and Gardens, a story of the Rubber Companies in Northeastern Ohio and their founding families. (Think– Downton Abbey.)
First define your passion. What are you passionate about? What comes out of your soul like a rocket? Write that. Don’t write just what you knowabout, but what you care about. I was told it takes ten years to become a breakout novelist. I have to agree. In the end, there is a simple formula to follow. Read. Write. Never stop. Read. Write. Never stop.
What genres and authors do you most enjoy reading?
Absolutely. Andie Oliver … isme in so many ways. Especially in her early years.
Nobody likes unfavorable reviews, no matter the thickness of your skin. When you pour your broken heart and scraped-thin soul into your work, you don’t want bad reviews. No writer is ever prepared for a bad review. But a bad review isn’t the end of the world. To say the least.
Music without words. Here is a typical play list on my Itunes:
I’ve seen expensive book trailers done poorly. So be careful. I worked with a professional on this one, and loved the experience. Book Trailer: http://www.televenge.com/trailer.html
In 2008 Julie Murkette, Publisher at Satya House, bought the rights to my first book, Southern Fried Women. She then spent several days immersed within the pages of Televengeand immediately began a quest of her own: to publish my second book. She never gave up. Her pursuit, diligence, and understanding the incredible amount of blood, sweat, and tears that went into the story, convinced me she was the one. The small but mighty publisher sent me the contract December 2011, and I signed it. Happily. I have no regrets. I think we’ve made history, actually. And who knows, there may be a sequel in the works.
What inspired your last book?
What is your favorite scene in the book? Which scene or characters were the most difficult for you to write and why?
It’s a chapter in Televenge titled, The Barrel’s Bottom. It cut too close to home for me; one of those times a writer has to bare their soul, and yet it’s my favorite. The tears flowed. I felt like I had opened a vein on that chapter, as well as the few chapters that followed.
The truth behind the high-stake events in Televenge underscore the extremes to which some spiritual leaders will go for money, power, and fame, and the horrors many suffer to be free of religious legalism. There is nothing quite likeTelevenge. Nothing before Televenge has told a story about evangelicals like this one. Nothing.
I’m sure they think they do.
FOR it. The best movies have come from novels. Novelists should, however, be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the screenplay writers, if their book has been optioned for film.
What comes after it. The publishing and publicity process.
Favorite Literary Characters
Books You Are Dying to Read
Bring Up Bodies by Hillary Mantel
The English Countryside
Words you try not to use
Would, was, and suddenly
Words you love
Sanctuary, unconditional, manifestation, and fearless.
Books they should make into movies
Guest Post: A Writer Remembers
Remember when you tackled that first story, essay, article, poem? That was courage. Courage is not confidence, nor the opposite of meekness. It’s feeling a measure of confidence, and then acting on those feelings. It’s a quality of spirit that enables you to face the moment, whatever comes, and keep going.
Courage allows you to see, hear, smell, and taste things as they really are. Courage makes you face facts, unfiltered by rosy daydreams. Courage frees you to be creative. It pushes you to prepare for the unknown without obsessing over it. To be open to what may come.
A writer can’t be open to new ideas if dazed and confused by fear. Courage enables you to be prepared and wide awake in every situation.
There were times in my youth I didn’t write because I was afraid of failing. I didn’t prepare for success because I was afraid it might happen. I didn’t look, really look, into my past because I was afraid of what I might find. As I grow older, I don’t give myself those options. Not anymore.
Fear is passive-aggressive. It’s the lazy writer’s excuse for not moving forward. It’s a great immobilizer, an avoidance technique. Fear puts the focus on what we might encounter, distracts us from what’s actually there. Courage empowers a writer to pay attention.
In the end, a writer can do without a lot of things. Remembering your journey is not one of them. Courage is the other.
Andie Oliver is a faithful woman–to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970’s to be subservient and submissive in the tradition of the Bible-belt South, she becomes a prisoner of that tradition. As a reluctant member of Artury’s evangelical megachurch, the House of Praise in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Andie’s dream of children, home, and marriage falls apart after Joe is hired by the ministry team.
Vivid and tragic, Televenge exposes chaos in the megachurch, and embraces those who discover their destiny in unconditional love in a world fraught with fear and intimidation. Fighting for redemption for her family and herself, Andie confronts the very definition of evil personified. Evading ruthless adversaries who will go to any lengths to protect Reverend Artury, Andie battles the darkest side of televangelism. With more twists and turns than the Blue Ridge Parkway, Televenge takes you from the Piedmont South to the Hawaiian Islands, to Nigeria, and back to the high country of North Carolina.
In pitch-perfect voices, Pamela King Cable’s emotionally rich debut novel creates four extraordinary characters. Suspenseful and deeply moving, Televenge will be one of the most talked about books of the year.
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