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.
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Hard questions as I have not been anywhere near New Orleans. The hardest thing women face today is Social Security. It is still unfair. When you go to draw yours, they count everything about your husband against you. I lost my medical even though I am disabled just because my husband retired and draws Social Security. He gets not much more than when he worked but it has hit me hard having rhuemotoid arthritis and being on expensive meds. Also a lot of women are cheated out of their husband's social security when they he dies do to having some of their own even if they would get more by drawing their husbands.
A baby doll in a cake? Now that's a story I'd like to hear the origins of!
I didn't know that about credit cards. The things we take for granted today. (Although my husband is joking that it sounds like a smart idea to him. ;) I think women can have a hard time being taken seriously and treated with respect - but society doesn't really help that with playing into the stereotypes of blondes and ditsy shoppers and so on.
Oh - and there's a restaurant where my in-laws live that claims to make New Orleans gumbo (with sausage, rice, okra and some other things). I don't know how authentic it is, but it's to die for!
I think women today the thing they have to over come really is the stigma of the past mixed with the image I think that sometimes women in general have to over come their selves over all
I have never been to new orleans but would love to go but iw ould love to see the french quarter go on aghost tour visit historical places more so then anything else
I enjoy jumbelia (spelling) havent ate much from new orleans but id give anything a chance
I have been to New Orleans and I loved it! The French Quarter was so beautiful and I loved all the historical buildings. I could have done without Bourbon Street though, in hind sight that may have been a bad idea on my part.
All 4 of these are not easy for me to give an answer, since I've never been to Mardi gras, and no desire to go. I haven't been to New Orleans. About whats hardest for women, I think its not easy to tend the kids, keep the housework done, cook,etc., and,most have to hold jobs to help with expenses. It's not easy! I like steak, B-B-Q ribs,fried shrimp, and plain food like potatoes and gravy. I would guess they eat lots of Shrimp in New Oleans.
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I've never attended a Mardi Gras but it sounds like a fun experience. This is the first I've heard of the king cake as well but if I do attend that's one event I would look for.
I haven't been to New Orleans...my husband has. I have wanted to go, but the closest I got was Monroe, LA. to visit his Grandmother before she died. My husband's dad is Louisiana Cajun and even though he married an Alaskan girl and stayed and raised their 6 kids here in Alaska, they did a very good job of blending the two cultures so the foods they eat are a combination of Gumbo, Tomato Gravy, Etouffee, Jambalaya and Cornbread from Dad mixed with Spinach Pie, Fry Bread, Perok (fish & rice pie), Smoked Salmon...
Living in Alaska for 27 yrs I have learned the Alaskan native foods but I am just not that good at the New Orleans food. So when we want GOOD Cajun food we have to go to my 74yr old Father-in-law's and he makes it for us. I keep trying, and my husband said my Gumbo was better this last time!! YAY!
I think I am way off track. I get that way when I start talking food and cooking. My favorite food would be Craw-fish Etouffee!! YUMMY
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?
i don't know really what they eat in new orleans but i'm not super adventerous with food either since i'm kinda picky. haha my favorite food is asian food and i don't know if they even do that in new orleans or what.
Hope you are ok during this stormy weather
. I have been to New Orleans several times and my favorite food is banana foster where the sauce is caught on fire. I loved the presentation at the table and afterwards the dessert was great. Special memories. I also loved those little donuts, can't think of the name, and chickory coffee that New Orleans is fmous for. Wish I had all of them right now. Would love to win the cookbook and try to cook some of these delights.
I think the harder thing women face today is the fact that if you are unmarried and alone and have just women friends people think the worst of you. Also if you have a baby and are not married and the father leaves you they also thank the worse of you. The thing I find the hardest as a women is our house is in my husband's name so I cannot really do to much to change passwords on the accounts and things like that even through I am on the one who pays the bills and etc. I hate the privacy laws. My husband has even told them I can change anything I need to
I think the hardest thing women face today is trying to compete with men for jobs, and getting equal pay. I also would like to see a Woman President.