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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Author Pamela King Cable on Tour
I am delighted to welcome author Pamela King Cable here today as partof her WOW Blog Tour for her latest release, TELEVENGE - a novel filled with drama, excitement, secrets, love, hate and of course, televangelism.
Here’s a brief synopsis of it: TELEVENGE is a detailed, expertly plotted mystery/suspense/romance novel; the gripping tale of a young woman, Andie Oliver, trying to keep faith in her handsome husband, Joe, and their marriage. As Joe spends more time with a local Televangelist, the Godfather in a Mafia of holy men, her faith is shaken and her suspicion of the Reverend Calvin Autry deepens. As this brilliantly paced novel unfolds, Andie is tested in every way a woman can be, until she decides to fight back! Evading ruthless adversaries who will go to any lengths to protect Reverend Artury, Andie confronts the very definition of sin, shaking the Christian evangelical world to its core.
Thanks to Pamela and Jodi at WOW,I have one copy of TELEVENGE to giveaway to a lucky visitor. Please see the end of the post for the guidelines.
Pamela joins us to tell what was the inspiration behind her creating this intriguing novel.
TELEVENGE was inspired by my spirituality and my own story. My mother says I cut my teeth on the back of a church pew. I grew up first as a Baptist and then as a Pentecostal—a fundamentalist, attending revivals in tents, tabernacles, and clapboard churches. Eventually, I became an evangelical, joining a church where I experienced a world that encompassed both the sublime and the bizarre.
For twenty-five years, I was a member of a mega-church operated by a TV evangelist. As part of its inner circle, I was married to a ministry team member for seventeen of those years. My husband traveled with this televangelist who held mammoth faith-healing crusades all over the world. Under much distress, I left the church in 1988 losing everything in the wake of my rebellion, including my husband in a bitter divorce.
Although TELEVENGE is a novel about the dark side of televangelism, it is also about the light of unconditional love. I write about my passions, what moves me, what shoots out of me like a rocket. I wrote TELEVENGE to help myself heal; to show that “pastors are human”; and to encourage others struggling in dogmatic churches to share their stories.
Having interviewed over 100 people who left their churches for many of the same reasons I did, I was inspired by their incredible courage, their unbearable losses, and for many, their tug-of-war with their former pastor for a family member.
For me, it is within sanctuaries of brick and mortar; places of clapboard and canvas that characters hang ripe for picking. From the primitive church services of the mountain clans to the baptisms and sacraments in cathedrals and synagogues all over the world. From the hardworking men and women who testify in every run-down house of God in America to the charismatic high-dollar high-tech evangelicals televised in today’s mega-churches, therein lie stories of unspeakable conflict, the forbidden, and often, the unexplained.
Pamela, thank you for joining us today and giving us an inside look at the world of televangelism. It’s an intriguing story.
Here’s what others are saying about TELEVENGE: “A captivating, beautifully rendered, and unforgettable look at a world so few of us understand. Ms. Cable has courageously opened the door...and my eyes.” - Lesley Kagen, NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author of Good Graces. “Pamela King Cable has written a masterpiece with Televenge! Intricately woven, extremely well plotted, and saturated with details that bring it to life, the story touched me on an emotional level unparalleled in my 35-year career as a journalist! Worthy of the big screen, Televenge is simply the best novel I've ever read!” - Penny Shreve, award-winning journalist, Wayne County Press, Illinois.
“Pamela King Cable's first novel, Televenge, tugs at your heartstrings as you experience Andie's life journey. Ms. Cable masterfully weaves a tale about the dark side of an evangelist's soul and the unending love of a young woman. You will not want to stop reading! It has you hooked from the beginning to very last page.” - Tammie Merrill, blogger/author, Carolina Heartstrings.
Pamela was born a coal miner’s granddaughter and raised by a tribe of wild Pentecostals and storytellers. She is an award-winning, multi-published author who loves to write about religion and spirituality with paranormal twists she unearths from her family’s history.
Pamela studied creative writing at The University of Akron and Kent State University. She has taught at many writing conferences, and speaks to book clubs, women’s groups, national and local civic organizations, and at churches across the country.
Nearly a decade in the writing, TELEVENGE is her debut novel. She lives in Ohio with her husband, Michael, and is currently working on her next novel.
Now for the giveaway guidelines. To enter this giveaway, send me an e-mail (email@example.com) with the subject line, “Win TELEVENGE.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. And, just so you know, I don’t share this information with anyone other than the publisher nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance at a copy of TELEVENGE will be 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Here’s a book trailer for TELEVENGE that I hope will spark your interest in this enthralling read.
Have you ever had any dealing with a televangelist and/or a mega-church? Thanks so much for stopping by.
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