Who are you and why are you asking? (Kidding.) I’m Pamela DuMond and I write funny mysteries, Young Adult, and New Adult books. All of the above have a little romance and a little humor. I’m here because you kindly asked me!
Bio: Pamela DuMond is the writer who discovered Erin Brockovich's life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to 'Hollywood'. She's addicted to The Voice. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon -- not that other actor guy,) make her cry every time she watches them. (Like -- a thousand.) She likes her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark and lives for a good giggle. When she's not writing Pamela's also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, yoga, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her furballs. She'a a proud card-carrying member of Romance Writers of America and LARA. Visit her website at www.pameladumond.com for news, reviews and info on upcoming books and whatever else is up there.
Give us some details about the work you’re promoting.
I’m excited about my first full-fledged contemporary romance called - The Story of You and Me It’s a New Adult book, although some readers say it’s also appropriate for Mature Young Adult. It’s on SALE for 99 cents on Amazon from Feb. 12th - Feb. 18th, 2014.
She's driven to save her life. He's haunted by breaking one. Some secrets are risky to share. But nothing's more powerful than falling in love…
My name's Sophie Priebe and I'm 19-years-old.
I planned on college, keggers and cute guys. I didn't plan on MS.
But I have hope.
I left home and traveled thousand of miles to L.A. to find healing: from stem cell studies to alternative treatments like aura cleansing, shakti-fests, shamanic medicine and vision quests. My stakes are high -- life and death -- so I'll try anything.
I'll risk it all -- except for love. I have no time for love. But life, the fates, or God has a funny way of messing with the best-laid plans...
My first night in L.A. I landed in the middle of a bar fight and was rescued by the most beautiful man I've ever met --
He took me to the ER, drove me back to my new apartment and even washed the beer out of my hair. But I wasn't about to let a 6'2" tall guy with gorgeous hazel eyes, shiny black hair and a rock solid chest deter me from my plans.
My second day in L.A.? I got lost in a dicy part of town and was threatened by gang-bangers.
I was lucky -- I escaped. But for how long?
I quickly discovered that while L.A.'s glamorous and filled with gorgeous beaches, mansions and celebrities -- it's also infested with folks who would happily take advantage of me: a new girl who doesn't know the lay of the land.
So I hired Alejandro to drive me around town and take me to my appointments. He became my bodyguard, my protector. He took me to beaches, mountainous deserts and Chinatown. He invited me to celebrity parties, BBQs and included me with his friends.
He made me laugh again. He made me want to live a really long life. And he made me fall in love with him.
I wish I had told him my secret. But it turns out - he hadn't yet told me his...
A Story of Hope. A Story of Love. A Story of Redemption.
"...by far one of the best books I have read...after Beautiful Disaster..."
"3 words: Totally. Worth. Reading."
"You'll fall in love with Alex for all sorts of reasons."
"I loved the sharp wit."
"Great back-and-forth dialogue. Snappy, witty and silly."
"This one was great. Had a little bit of everything. I really hope this is a start of a series with the DRIVE boys."
"...is fresh, I want to known more about Sophie and Alejandro, this book is a must read!!!"
I moved from the Midwest to L.A. about twenty years ago. I was overwhelmed by how different this city was from Chicago and its suburbs. I wanted to give my heroine, Sophie, that fish-out-of-water element that can be so confusing.
And strangely enough the heroine of my Cupcakes mysteries has that same dilemma. Hmm.
What’s next for you?
I’m working with a show runner and two producers creating a TV pitch for my book, The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One). I’m crossing all my fingers and toes and hoping the TV Gods smile upon me and order a pilot episode. I’m finishing a New Adult Romantic Comedy called Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting #1) which I’ll publish in Spring, 2014. I’m working on the second Messenger book - my YA romantic time-travel series and will publish in 2014. I’m writing Cupcakes, Bars, and Rock Stars, the 5th installment in the romantic, comedic Annie Graceland mystery series. I might be persuaded to write another story about The Driver Boys (The Story of You and Me.) I’m working on a YA magical realism novel stand-alone that I love. Pick up to five of the questions below.
I’m torn between thrillers like The Bourne movies with Matt Damon and goofy, sweet Rom-Com movies like While You Were Sleeping and Love, Actually. Something most people don’t know about you? When I was twenty-years-old I was a cabaret singer at a The Gaslight Club (kind of like the Playboy Club) in Chicago. I sang really, really badly, but I rocked the outfit.
Your greatest accomplishment? Your greatest failure?
Loving my mother. We’ve been through so many stages. And now it feels like we are on what might be the extended version of the last dance. It’s emotional.
What is your earliest childhood memory?
My brother telling me that Santa Claus didn’t exist. And then he followed it up with “You really think some stupid bunny shows up at Easter and leaves chocolate eggs?” Blech! Being four-years-old was a filled with stunning revelations.
When people discover you’re a writer, chances are good that they’ll pepper you with questions. What is the hardest question to answer?
“My friend has this really amazing story and I just know you’re going to want to write it. For free - because it’s so amazing that when it’s published you’ll make a lot of money! You want to hear all about it - right?” No offense, but no matter how amazing the friend’s story is — I really don’t want to write it. I have so many of my own ideas and I really, really want to write them.
Worst job you’ve ever had?
It’s a tie between that summer I wanted to be blue-collar and worked in a factory installing tiny computer parts into a keyboard and… licking S&H green stamps for my neighbor and gluing them into little books.
Do you prefer to read in ebook format or traditional print?
Hands down e-books. I donated approximately a thousand paper books the last couple of years. I don’t have the physical room, or the sinus strength to deal with many paper books anymore.
Thanks Joann for having me on your blog!
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