Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pamela Hearon in the Author Spotlight

Cate: Please welcome author Pamela Hearon.  Pamela, will you please share a short bio with us?
Pamela: Thanks, Cate!  I was born and raised in Kentucky and will forever be a Southern girl although my usband and I now live in the Midwest.  We have three grown children and are empty-nesters—well, except for the cat.  We have a motorhome and enjoy traveling.  One of the best things about being an author is having the ability to work any place I can take my laptop.  Honestly though, writing doesn’t feel like work to me—most of the time.

Cate: Tell us about His Hotness and where it's available.
Pamela:  His Hotness is a romantic comedy released by The Wild Rose Press.  It’s available in print and most e-book formats on their website.  Here’s the link:   http://www.thewildrosepress.com/his-hotness-paperback-p-3927.html  It’s also available at on-line retailers such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

Cate: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Pamela: it would be my pleasure!
Jade Bartholomew spent ten years perfecting her 100-point scale that will determine the ideal man for her — His Hotness.  Although reality has her re-evaluating some of her dreams, she refuses to give up on two: financial independence and the existence of His Hotness.
Kai Malone lives the American dream.  From a middle-class upbringing, he has reached the pinnacle of success as the CEO of a software company which is about to sell for millions.  But success has a downside that brings out Kai’s greatest faults: he’s too honest, gives too much of himself, and is too indulgent with the women in his life.  He has to change; Techtron’s sale may depend on it.  
Jade and Kai meet when she shanks a golf ball into his most vulnerable spot. Not the ideal way to start a relationship — but no one ever said attaining the title His Hotness would be easy.

Cate: Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero?
Pamela:  There’s nothing not to love about Kai Malone!  He’s sexy but sweet, a giant of a man with a compassionate, tender side.  He’s powerful, an alpha when he needs to be, but he has a soft side for the women in his life and will go to any lengths to make sure they are taken care of.

Cate: Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others.
Pamela: What makes my world different is my writing voice, which one editor described as “compellingly quirky.”  As in any romance, Jade and Kai have a number of obstacles to overcome before they can find their happily-ever-after, but His Hotness keeps the reader smiling along the way with a variety of quirky characters.  A devious ex and Jade’s over-sexed grandmother bring on surprises and twists that keep the plot light and fun.

Cate: What's next for you?
Pamela: Currently, I’m working on a single-title, contemporary series set in the Kentucky Lake region near my hometown of Paducah, Kentucky.  The heroines are all in different stages of life, and secondary characters make cameo appearances from one book to the next.

Cate: What inspired you to draft your first story?
Pamela: My husband and I vacationed in England one year, exploring the sites that play a part in the legends of King Arthur.  During that trip, a story began formulating in my mind.  I began writing the story down as soon as I got home, and my Arthurian romantic fantasy The Timestone Key was born.  It was released by Lyrical Press and is available here: http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=179
It’s also available at on-line retail outlets such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Cate: Do you have a writing routine?
Pamela: I “write” in my head almost constantly, so I always say some of my best writing is done in the shower!  I like to write first thing in the morning while the ideas are fresh and other things aren’t crowding in, demanding attention.  I have a creativity CD given to me by my critique partner.  I put it in, or listen to it on my iPod, and let the rest of the world fade away.  The weirdest thing about my writing is that I’m a two-finger typist!  I’m working on my sixth book, and I still use only two fingers.  And it’s not the two one would expect.  I type with the index finger on my right hand and the middle finger on my left hand.  I do use my thumbs to hit the space bar, though!

Cate: Where can readers find you on the web?
Pamela: I’m at www.pamelahearon.com and on Facebook.  I also have an author page at The Wild Rose Press and Lyrical Press. 

Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Pamela: I’m always open to ideas, so is there anything you as a reader would like to see done that isn’t being done?  What are you tired of?  What would you like to see more of?
 
Cate: Readers, Pamela is giving away a book to one lucky commenter... so start commenting. She'll pick a winner on Saturday, March 12th and announce the winner here.

Thanks for being my guest, Pamela! Best of luck to you.

30 comments:

rlpnva said...
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Pamela Hearon said...

Thanks Randy! And, um, it's His HOTNESS, not Holiness:-) BUt you certainly gave me a chuckle. (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to hear about the new contemporary you're working on! It's bound to be GOOD :) Thank goodness that two-finger typing hasn't slowed you down. Love your work!

Blessings and joyful writing,
Tre Surbeck

Mike said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading His Hotness. I did smile all the way through the book. I even laughed outloud at the end of the book because you kept me guessing to the end. Looking forward to reading your series. Congratulations, Pam!
Kathy Stegle

rlpnva said...
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rlpnva said...

CORRECTED: Most excellent, Pam! I'm looking forward to reading His Hotness.

Regards,
Randy Peeler

PS - Will look for those hugs @ next reunion. :-)

Pamela Hearon said...

How much fun to have my friends here here! Love you all! (((hugs)))

Ann Pollard said...

This book is fun as heck. It stayed with me for days. Kai and Jade are quite a couple!

Pamela Hearon said...

Thanks Ann! It was fun to write, so I'm glad to know that readers enjoyed my quirky humor:-)

Sarah Grimm said...

His Hotness sounds like a new one for my TBR list - which has been growing by leaps and bounds lately.

~Sarah

Maggie Van Well said...

Yay! So glad you're working on a series. I'd describe your voice as outrageously quirky with a lot of heart :) and that equals awesome in my book

~Maggie

Pamela Hearon said...

Yay, Sarah! Glad I could entice you:-)

Pamela Hearon said...

Aw, Maggie, that's one of the nicest things anyone's ever said about my writing! Glad I can make you laugh:-)

Ilona Fridl said...

Pamela and Kate,
Great interview! Pamela, I love your voice. Your books are a lot of fun.

Cherie Le Clare said...

I like the sound of your writing style, Pamela. Romantic comedies are one of my favorite genres.

Pamela Hearon said...

llona, how great it is when someone loves my voice. That's the "me" part of my writing, so I take it very personally! Thanks--from the real me!:-)

Pamela Hearon said...

Cherie,
I'm a sucker for the romantic comedy, too. I love it when the author can take me away from the news headlines of the day and make me laugh. And to have a romance to boot--it doesn't get any better. We all need more of both, I think:-)

Daco said...

Great interview! I'm happy to say that I already have my signed copy ;)
Thank you very much!!
Here's an idea for ya, I bet you'd be great at writing a twist of Steampunk and Romantic Comedy!
Daco

Mary said...

I loved the interview Pam! I am going to have to find His Hotness-that sounds right up my alley. I'm an avid reader and have just started dabbling in writing myself.

Pamela Hearon said...

Daco,
I've never tried my hand at steampunk though I find the genre intriguing. A steampunk romantic comedy might be a fun twist!
Thanks for stopping by with inspiration in tow!

Pamela Hearon said...

Mary,
Be warned--once you start writing, it becomes even more of an obsession than reading. It has fabulous rewards though--like getting interviews and meeting people like you;-) Good luck!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Hello Cate and Pamela, Enjoyed the post!

Pamela, you've been busy. I wish you luck with your new contemporary you're working on.

Take care,

Pamela Hearon said...

Thanks, Karen! Your busy puts my busy to shame:-) Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly Lang said...

I can vouch for the fabulousness of the series Pamela is working on. I've had a sneak peek. ~preens~

And I learned something new today... after all these years, I had no idea Pamela only typed with two-fingers!

Pamela Hearon said...

LOL, Kimberly! After all these years as critique partners, I'm glad I can still surprise you:-)

(((hugs)))

lizarnoldbooks said...

HIS HOTNESS is such a great title. Pick me!
smooches,
Liz Arnold

Pamela Hearon said...

Thanks, Liz! Came up with that one all by myself. It fit the story perfectly:-) You're name is in the pot. Good luck!

Pamela Hearon said...

It's been aa fun week! Thanks for having me, Cate and thanks to everyone who stopped by! I'll pick a number winner tomorrow and post it here. See you then!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks so much for being my guest Pamela!

Pamela Hearon said...

And the winner is ... Commentor 15--Cherie La Clare!
I'll get your signed print copy of His Hotness right out to you!