Monday, May 19, 2008

Guest Blogger Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Hi There!

When Melissa/Ariana asked me to blog today and gave me free rein on what to blog about, I was thrilled! And stumped.

After all, what can I say that hasn’t already been said in another blog post, article, interview or any other of the numerous exploits I’ve participated in on the Web?

So, I visited her blog to see what other authors are talking about, which is their books.

Great! But which one do I talk about?

Most would answer, “Your latest.”

Okay….which latest…latest published, latest in print, latest contracted?

What a dilemma!

No, I’m NOT complaining, LOL!

After writing for more than 25 yrs this is the place I longed to be: Multi-published, multi-contracted, and still more to go.

This is the place many writers long to be.

But may I take a moment to caution you, Dear Writer Friend?

Be careful and be smart
when it comes to your career and balance your writing with the rest of your life.

Who am I to say all of this?

I am Pamela S Thibodeaux and I write “Inspirational with an Edge!” romantic/women’s fiction. I’ve always been an avid reader and after one-too-many insipid little romances I figured I could do better. I was pregnant at the time I had this revelation and to this day cannot tell you if the book was really all that bad or if I just had a hormonal moment, but that was the impetus to my writing career which began in 5-subject notebooks way back then.

I’ve come a long way since that time. Today I have 4 novels, 3 short stories and numerous articles and essays to my credit and 2 more novels due out this year.

How do I do all this and maintain a family, a full-time job, and still act as President/Treasurer of a local writers’ group?

Honestly, I have no idea. Half the time I just fumble along, do what needs to be done and let the chips fall where they may. J

Here’s a little about my books…..My 4 (maybe one day 5) part ‘Tempered’ series is published through Com Star Media, LLC.
Tempered Hearts, Tempered Dreams and Tempered Fire are available in Ebook and Print.
Tempered Joy is due out this year.

My debut single-title novel, The Inheritance is published through The Wild Rose Press

and is also available in Ebook and Print.

My short story ebooks, Cathy’s Angel, Choices, and A Hero for Jessica
are also published through The Wild Rose Press and are available as downloads only.


I have written numerous articles and essays over the years that have appeared in both print and electronic publications, many of them can be found @ Associated Content. The rest of my articles and essays will be posted when I have the time.

Last but definitely not least, my debut Women’s Fiction title, The Visionary, is coming this year from Enspiren Press.

Okay, now you have my life in a nutshell, so what more is there to say?

Not much really so I’ll end this post with wishing you the best of God’s BLESSINGS on you and yours!

Until later, take care and remember…..Love and peace are magical emotions so share love and peace and both will abound in your life.

Pamela S Thibodeaux
“Inspirational with an Edge!”

Friday, May 16, 2008

Guest Blogger Dyan Garris

Join me in welcoming back guest blogger Dyan Garris. This time I asked Dyan some questions, which she graciously answered. Before we get to the interview I want to tell you about Dyan's giveaway.

Each person who posts a comment on any or all of Dyan's blog tour spots will be entered in a random drawing for a copy of Dyan Garris’ CD – Release. Share your thoughts and comments with Dyan. She will check in throughout the day to answer questions. You’ll learn more and you have a chance to win a CD.

Dyan is offering a FREE teleclass for anyone who has read Money and Manifesting - if you haven't already read the book, visit Dyan's website to order a copy - For full details about the class, visit this page
For more information about Dyan Garris and her virtual tour, check the schedule at and Her website is full of great details about all of the items within her “toolbox” and there are many special features. She provides the tools you need to have a full and happy life – and it’s not as hard to achieve as you think. Visit Dyan’s Amazon profile for links to many of her products -

I hope you enjoy Dyan's interview.

1. Can you explain what "mindful meditation" is?
Mindful meditation is meditation that keeps you in the present moment. One could really call it a misnomer in a way, because the goal is to let the linear thoughts of the mind drift off. The goal is to focus on your breathing and on staying in the now. A lot of people have challenges quieting the chatter of their conscious minds and just being in the moment. Mindful meditation will help you do that. The second CD in my series for Automatic Chakra Balance™ “Moment by Moment” has a mindfulness meditation on it. It’s six tracks of music for relaxation that prepare you for the “Moment by Moment” meditation on the last track. If someone really has trouble turning off their mind dialogue, this will really help. The guided meditation is only fifteen minutes and you come out of it feeling completely centered, grounded, and fully present. But you don’t need a guided meditation to have a mindful meditation. What it comes down to is being able to focus.

2. If someone wanted to use music as a healing toolwhat is the first step they'd take?
The first step would be to figure out where you’re vibrating. What frequencies make you feel good? What music do you find completely relaxing? The music in my CD series is designed to clear and balance the energy field just by listening. There are six CDs in the series, but I purposefully did not number them because I wanted people to just intuitively choose which music and meditations they want to start with. If you follow your intuition your spirit will lead you to the right music for healing.

3. How do angels present themselves to us?
Angels are messengers. Messengers show up in different ways and at different times in our lives. Angels deliver their messages in many ways, but mostly in ways in which we are open to receiving the message. So sometimes they will speak directly to us; and sometimes they will show up in a dream or vision, or even deliver their message through another person. Angels are always around us. We have only to be open to that and know that we are so loved.

4. What method to you recommend for someone to get intouch with their own psychic abilities?
In order to really reconnect with your own intuitiveness, you have to first quiet the chatter. You can’t ever hear anything above the roar of your own thought processes. It’s similar to two or more people trying to have a conversation and constantly interrupting each other or talking over each other. You end up with a big noisy mess and no one can hear what anyone else is saying. Then you have to figure out what your intention is with developing your intuition. Do you want to communicate? Do you want information? Do you want to help others with your gifts? Or do you want to win the lottery or perhaps win a psychic challenge? My point is you need to figure out your intentions so that you can align your will with universal will. The more you meditate and just sit in the stillness of “all that is,” the more you will hear, know, or see. This is really the easiest and fastest way to “phone home.”

5. If you could pick the one thing that preventspeople from manifesting and acquiring what they want what would it be?
The main thing that prevents people from manifesting and acquiring what they want is the misconception of what manifesting really is. Manifesting is a co-creative process, not the process of someone demanding that things show up a certain way simply because they put their minds and positive thoughts on it. Using the Law of Attraction is only one step in the process of manifesting. This is the biggest stumbling block that I’m seeing now. People are trying to manifest only by using the power of their minds. There is more to it than that. It’s an integrative process. And learning to manifest really doesn’t have to take years. It isn’t difficult.

For many years Dyan Garris has been counseling clients in order to help them move forward in their lives. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient. In addition, Dyan is also what is known as a voice recognition psychic and trance channel. This means that she can help her clients via telephone, which is how she conducted her readings throughout her career.

Dyan is the author, developer and artist of Voice of the Angels – A Healing Journey Spiritual Cards. This is a thirty card deck of angel cards based upon scenes from A Healing Journey Guided Fantasy. Each hand illustrated card has its own channeled message in rhythmic quatrain verse from the angels. Free angel card readings are available on her main website. A journal is available separately as an integrative tool for use with the cards and a meditation journal is available for use with the CDs.

Dyan writes the Daily Channeled Message which posts on her website. Recently she authored The Book of Daily Channeled Messages which is a compilation of inspirational angelic messages to be used for daily guidance or as a bibliomancy tool.

Her book Voice of the Angels Cookbook – Talk To Your Food! Intuitive Cooking is an adventure in opening one’s creative centers and communicating with your food so it can transform from raw ingredients into what truly nourishes you on every level.

In 2005 she created a CD series of instrumental music and meditation for Automatic Chakra Balance™, self-healing, relaxation, and vibrational attunement of mind, body, and spirit. Each CD is available separately, as well as together in a gift basket, and contains several tracks of relaxation music plus a guided meditation on the last track. The CDs have earned the National Health & Wellness Stamp of Approval.

Her new CD of instrumental relaxation music “Release” was released in late September 2007. Dyan’s music can be heard nationally and internationally on numerous radio stations. “Release” recently charted at #3 on Music Choice’s cable TV music channel Soundscapes and is currently nominated for New Age Reporter’s “Best Relaxation/Meditation Album of the Year” and “Best Cover Art.” “Illusions” recently charted at #1.

She is a frequent radio guest on the Jay Grayce show at Tribeca Radio in New York City and has been interviewed by numerous other radio hosts. Recently, Mystic Pop Magazine interviewed her for their January/February issue. Living In Style TV featured her products in their 2007 holiday show.

Dyan Garris is the author of Voice of the Angels Spiritual Cards, The Book of Daily Channeled Messages, Talk To Your Food! Intuitive Cooking, and Fish Tale of Woe – Lost at Sea. In 2005 she created a series of music and meditation CDs for healing, Automatic Chakra Balance,™ and vibrational attunement of mind, body, and spirit.

Media Inquiries: Margarita Miranda-Abate,

Thanks so much for being here today Dyan! I wish you lots of success on your tour and with your books!

Friday, May 09, 2008

I'm guest blogging at Title Magic

Come join me at Title Magic today! I'm guest blogging! I know I haven't been online much (I'm writing, writing, writing) so I'd love to chat with you today!



Friday, May 02, 2008

Bidding and Blogging!

Brenda Novak's Auction Is In Progress!

I was very happy to see that the bidding on the clairvoyant reading I donated to Brenda Novak's annual online auction was great for the first day! If anyone has ever wanted to win a detailed past life reading with me - go bid! Let's raise some money for diabetes research! Just click HERE and it will take you to the page I'm listed on. Look for my book cover of Night Visions to find my listing. It's loads of fun and for a wonderful cause!

I'm blogging on The Romance Studio Blog today. Come on over and leave a comment!