Here we are at Day 2, with another friend of mine and a member of the Calgary RWA chapter. Pamela Yaye writes for Harlequin's KIMANI line, and I'm thrilled to have a book of hers in the contest.
Here's Pam with a bit about herself:
I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and my love for reading developed at an early age. My parents, Daniel and Gwendolyn Odidison are both avid readers and encouraged me to read as much as possible. Trips to the public library were the highlight of my week (they still are) and by the time I was in junior high I was reading everything from biographies to romantic suspense to travel magazines.
I got my big “break” when I was only fourteen-years-old. I read one of my poems at my local church and received a standing ovation. Reading my poetry and seeing my plays come to life on stage proved to me that I had a God-given talent for the written word.After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education, I hugged my family goodbye and boarded a plane for Seoul, South Korea. I loved every minute of living in Seoul. The people, the food, the culture, the SHOPPING! Three years later, I returned home with a fresh outlook on life and a handsome fiancé (yeah me!) Jean-Claude and I married, relocated to picturesque Calgary, Alberta and now have an adorable, (she’s mischievous too) daughter, Aysiah, who keeps us very busy!
I penned my first novella while teaching in South Korea and upon the advice of a good friend and colleague I expanded, Other People’s Business, into a full-length novel. I wrote The Trouble With Luv’ soon after. Two years and thirty rejection letters later, I signed with super-agent Sha-Shana Crichton from Crichton and Associates. Six weeks later I had a two-book deal contract with Harlequin’s African-American Romance line, Kimani Books.
Pam's contribution to the prize box is:
HER KIND OF MAN
You can learn more about Pamela and her books at www.pamelayaye.com.
Today's clue is Angel