This week we welcome Pamela S. Meyers to Author Memories.
Her debut novel Thyme for Love releases November 14, 2011, and her historical that is set in her hometown, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, will release in June 2012.
She has published articles in Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Computing, Victory in Grace, and Ancestry. She is also a contributor in the compilation book, His Forever.
The Reason for Any Season
by Pamela S. Meyers
Not too far from that magical Toyland, Santa held court on his special chair while a line of small children and their moms snaked around the store. When I was three after waiting a very long time to meet Santa, I had a huge meltdown, and never got to talk to him. The next year, I assured my mother I’d put my childish fears away. With my hair in sausage curls, and wearing a sweater and plaid skirt, I patiently waited my turn then eagerly climbed onto Santa’s knee, all smiles and no tears, while his pretty assistant snapped our picture.
A few years later on a hot summer day, I was devastated when an older child informed me that there was no Santa Claus. Stunned, I ran home, certain Mom would tell me my playmate was mistaken. I sat on her lap, sniffling while she gently explained the neighbor boy was right. Then realization dawned on me. If Santa was make believe, then . . . “Does that mean that the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy aren’t real either?” My six-year-old world has suddenly become a very unhappy place.
Looking back now, I wish I’d been told that unlike Santa, there is One who isn’t make believe. The One who is the Reason for the Season. The babe in the manger, who came to die as a man on our behalf. And if we place our faith in Him, He’ll be with us throughout our earthly life and into eternity. I didn’t learn this truth until I was in my 30s. I also learned that God has a plan for each of us. A plan not to harm us, but to give us hope and a future. And He had a future for me beyond my wildest dreams.
When I first began to pursue a fiction contract, Bill Clinton was in office and gas cost $1.15 a gallon, but God faithfully encouraged me until this year when He blessed me with a contract for my debut novel, Thyme for Love (releasing this month) set near the Lake Geneva area, and another novel, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to release in June 2012.
As we move from celebrating Thanksgiving into Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you can be sure I am looking forward to 2012 with the same anticipation I had as a little girl at Christmas time, but knowing the provider of all that is good is the One who is real.
May I be one of the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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Thyme for Love, Oak Tara Publishers, Nov 2011
When April Love signs on to be an in-house chef at an old lakeshore mansion in Canoga Lake, Wisconsin, she comes face to face with her long-lost love, the drop-dead gorgeous Marc Thorne. It doesn’t take long for their old magnetism to recharge, but how can she trust the guy who left her nearly at the altar eight years earlier? Her gut tells her something happened to Marc in between—something he’s reluctant to reveal.
When April’s boss is murdered, Marc is accused of the crime. Unless April can find out who really killed Ramón Galvez, her chances for love will end up at the county jail. But someone else is just as determined she not solve the mystery…and will go to any length to stop her.