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Pamela is also giving away this cookbook




ABOUT AUTHOR: PAMELA EWEN: After practicing law for twenty-five years in Houston, Texas, Pamela Binnings Ewen exchanged her partnership in the law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P. for a full time writing career. She now lives in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Her most recent novel Chasing the Wind, published by B&H Publishing Group in Nashville, was released on August 1, 2012

Pamela is the author of five books published by B&H Publishing Group, including Faith on Trial (a non-fiction book of apologetics in 1999), and the novels Walk Back the Cat, recently re-released in 2010 with a new title as Secret of the Shroud in connection with a rare public exhibition of the Shroud in Turin, Italy, The Moon in the Mango Tree, (2008) ( a 2009 Christy Award Finalist), Dancing on Glass (2011) ( a 2012 Christy Award Finalist, and winner of a Single Titles Reviewers Choice Award. )The Moon in the Mango Tree was also recently honored as winner of the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award given by the National League of American Pen Women in their Biennial Celebration.

Pamela’s  fiction writing grows out of her faith journey which eventually resulted in her non-fiction book of apologetics, Faith on Trial , published by B&H in 1999.  Although written for non-lawyers, together with Lee Strobel’s A Case for Christ, Faith On Trial was chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the spring of 2000. Pamela is also featured in the  film Jesus:Fact or Fiction produced by Campus Crusade for Christ. An updated second edition of Faith on Trial containing a new study guide is scheduled for release by B&H  in the fall of 2013.

While practicing law Pamela served on the board of directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas. Pamela has also served on the board of directors of the New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans. In 2007 she co-founded the Northshore Literary Society. Pamela received the St. Tammany Parish President’s Arts Award as Literary Artist of the Year in 2009.  



 ABOUT CHASING THE WIND:At 8:47 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 1977, new-to-town businessman Bingham Murdock flew his small plane into New Orleans, banking it in such a way that a ray of sunshine shot through the city at light speed.

Amalise Catoir saw the flash from her sixteenth floor law office window. Finally feeling alive after the death of her abusive husband, she imagined seeing the plane was a fate for her eyes only; a special connection between the unknown giver and she, the recipient of light.

But someone else saw it, a six-year-old Cambodian refugee in foster care for whom a sudden burst of brightness reminds him of artillery fire.

Destined to cross paths with the man and the child, Amalise doesn’t yet know the deeper spiritual lesson she will learn: that we are responsible not only for the things we do, but also for the things that we don’t.




First question - How many of you have ever been to Mardi Gras? There is a surprise inside a Mardi Gras king cake. It's a tiny plastic baby doll. Whoever gets the slice with the baby has to throw then next king cake party. If you've been have any of you gotten the doll? DId you have to throw the next King Cake Party? If so how did that work out?


Second question: In Chasing the Wind Amalse Catoir is a young woman lawyer practicing in New Orleans. The first thing she had to tackle was getting a credit card. Women couldn't get them then w/o a male co-signer. What do you think the hardest thing women have to face today?
Third question: How many of you have ever been to New Orleans? What did you like best about your visit? What surprised you? Any of you want to go but haven't? What do you want to see there?
Fourth question: Pamela is giving away a cook book that features food favorites from  New Orleans? Any of you eaten food that's a favorite amongst the people who live in or visit New Orleans? If not what is your favorite type of food? What about it makes you think of New Orleans?



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Question 2: The hardest thing for women today is those that have families and still have to work. It is hard to balance the two even though the husband is working.  The children are the ones who are stuck in the middle because they are lost when no parent is around.  It is almost once the child is born then they are sent off to day care.  Not like when I was growing up, the father went to work and the mother stayed home to raise the children until they were four or five, they had those important years with their parents.  Back then people sat down at night all together around the table for dinner, now how often does it happen?  Also with all of modern technology it almost makes it impossible to have any quality time or to spend time with a mother who is the one we call on when in trouble regardless of age but now mothers are working like until they are in their 70's if they can and now are grandmothers but back when I was little grandmothers were at home and I think it is just hard for women in society to be in the role God intended them to be in, Mother's and Grandmother's.

4) I've had a version of Jambalaya . I love all the spices! Mmmmmmm good! :)

I have never been to New Orleans but it is on my bucket list LOL. Reading about New Orleans is as close as I'll be getting for now.

I have never been to New Orleans.  If I ever get to go, and I would love to visit, I would love seeing all the historical buildings of the French Quarter.

Kathy Faberge

I have been to New Orleans.  I simply loved the people. It to me is such a friendly city.

Food from there is some of my favorites. I adopted a little boy whose Grandma was from the city and she asked me to learn to cook from her Cajun favorites (she was full Cajun she said). So I leaned to make Gumbo, Jambalaya,Etouffee, Beignets and Shrimp Creole to mention a few and leaned to love crayfish and Andouille sausage. I even became comfortable in making these dishes that I added them to Wed. nit suppers at church and made them for 100+.

 After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans my husband and I were active helping those needing shelter in Georgia and we sponsored a extended family for 6 months and wow this woman could cook and so I learned more. Now I want to go to New Orleans!

i think women today still have hard times with finances and credit. It's something you should do =have your own accounts in your own name, even though you are married. I consider it insurance for the future. Always wanted to goto New Orleans as I do ave a relative in MS but have never been. Think I would not go during Mardi Gras, I'm just not a party animal LOL

Question 3. I have not been to New Orleans but would love to visit. One of my passions, other than reading, is cooking. That's what I think of when I hear New Orleans ... food! I'm sure there are many beautiful sights that don't get as much publicity. It would be fun to tour around with a "local"! (I hope you are not getting pounded by Isaac right now ... be safe!) Thank you for the opportunity to win a book by a new author for me. I share my books with my 91-year-old mother-in-law and church friends. God Bless!

#3 My dad is a runner and my family went to New Orleans for a marathon he was running. I was a young child, but I remember loving the older buildings and trees. The place seemed peaceful and calm. It clearly wasn't around Mardi Gras time. =) It was really windy that day and made it very difficult for my dad to run. That is really the only negative thing I remember. The people were really nice and I loved the town.

I have only been to New Orleans once but loved it. We loved the food and the beautiful old houses and did I mention the food! I was surprised at how flat the city was..and how low it was.

We watched sadly as Katrina devastated that city and hope that it will recover completely. Oh, I read your book and loved it...a very good story.

Yes, I have been to New Orleans several times. The first time was my senior trip from high school. Imagine 16 seventeen year olds in a city like that!!  :D  We survived and were pretty good and our sponsors survived too!! That was more than 50 years ago and it was a different city then. My husband and I have gone there a couple of times---the last time to the World's Fair in 1984 I think. It is a grand place to visit but I wouldn't want to be there now with Issac visiting!!  :D  Thanks for this chance to win and I'd LOVE to. Blessings.

I've been to New Orleans many times.  It's one of my favorite cities.  Oh gee, favorite food there-everything!  Gumbo and Jambalaya, of course.  We also had bread pudding somewhere in the French Quarter that was totally a surprize because the bread pudding I had had before was nothing like what New Orleans had.


Hoping so much that Isaac won't do too much damage.




I enjoy trying a variety of foods.  However, I don't think I have tried food from New orleans.  I'm always willing to try something new though!


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