#HobbyCareerPassion: Write What You Know – Horses by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Welcome to my weekly feature where authors share about the hobbies, careers, or passions of their characters.

I’m pleased to introduce today’s guest, Pamela S. Thibodeaux…

Write What You Know…


Horses have always been my passion. I’ve loved them as far back as I can remember, even owned a few in my lifetime. In memories of dreams past, I recall the desire to be a Veterinarian and work with horses. I’ve also held Bandera, TX near and dear to my heart since I visited the area as a small child with my grandparents. And, as most women, young and old, romance, and the desire for it, is a passion of mine. So how does all of this pertain to my writing?

I write contemporary romance and women’s fiction and my Tempered series is set in none other than, Bandera, Texas!

In Tempered Hearts (book 1), Tamera Collins is the culmination of that long-ago dream and obsession with horses.  A large animal Vet, she describes her love of these majestic animals like this…

“I’ve always had a passion for horses, much to the dismay of my mother. From the time I was very little, my daddy swore I was part horse. He said I squealed with delight every time I saw a pony.”

Hero, Stanley Morrison is the horse lover in Tempered Fire (book 3). His desire is to raise horses… “Not many, but well bred, well trained, high-quality horses. Quarter, Thoroughbred, Walkers, and Arabians; horses for speed, strength, show and beauty.”

Horses play a large part in any contemporary, cowboy series set on a ranch, but the Tempered books are not the only place horses appear in my writing.

In Circles of Fate, the heroine, Shaunna owns a horse. Keri’s Christmas Wish depicts a horse on the cover, one that Keri owned as a child which died when she was a teen. I’ve even written a story of how being around horses while living/working on a ranch in (you guessed it!) Bandera, TX during one of the darkest times of my life virtually saved me. The story is included in The Horse of My Heart anthology (Revell, Oct. 2015).

My love for horses has not dimmed over the years despite decades of not owning and years of not riding, however horses will most likely show up in books and stories for years to come.

All of these books can be found on my Amazon Author Page

Author bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” Sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story!



Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com

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28 responses to “#HobbyCareerPassion: Write What You Know – Horses by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

  1. karenhulenebartell

    Great post – love horses. Best of luck with your Tempered series! Incidentally, I live in Driftwood, TX. Love Bandera.

  2. pamelasthibodeaux

    Thank you Alicia for hosting me today.

    wow, Karen, so nice to meet you! Isn’t Bandera the greatest!? Thanks for commenting.

  3. D.V. Stone

    Pam, I tool love horses so much. My first horse was Cocoa. He was followed by Carrie and then Apache. I’m long away from the thrill of walking to the stable and going nose to nose with them, but I’ll carry their memory till I’m called home. 🐎🐴
    D. V.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      How sweet DV! Been a couple of years so that’s not too long, but I’m hoping to ride again soon.
      THANKS for commenting
      Good luck and God’s blessings to you

  4. Kathy Bailey

    Good post, Pam. I have never ridden, competed or owned, but respect the horse as one of the noblest of animals. A black stallion, “Rebel,” plays a big part in my “Western Dreams” series. I write early West, Oregon Trail and that time, so I can’t do it without horses. Nor could they.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      You’re right Kathy, horses are one of God’s noblest creatures. I love the name Rebel for a black stallion!
      Good luck and God’s blessings with your series!
      Thanks for commenting.

  5. What a neat post. It must be interesting know about horses, stables and riding. Your books sounds good, and I love horses too, even though I’ve never owned one or been around them except to pet them. When I was growing up a friend of mine had one, and we helped clean the stable from time to time, but I only sat on it while someone led it around.

  6. pamelasthibodeaux

    Just being around horses is a healing thing, Gail so keep those memories alive! Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Good luck and God’s blessings to you also.

  7. Anna Taylor Sweringen

    I’ve only been on a horse twice in my life. Nice memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      So glad you had the experience, Anna!
      Thanks for dropping by and commenting
      Good luck and God’s blessings

  8. Thanks for sharing your passion. I like horses, but they scared me as a child. I think it was their height…especially with me on them.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      I imagine horses can be scary for many but I’ve loved them as far back as I can remember! I have been on a scary one or two (too fast, or too frisky LOL!) Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting!
      Good luck and God’s blessings to you

  9. barbarabettis1

    I love horses too. When I was very young, I imagined that if I had the chance to ride, I’d be a spectacular horsewoman, galloping in the sunset, hair flying free. But I never had the chance to actually get on a horse until I was a senior in high school. And … Yikes. It was a long way down to the ground!! I’ve been on horses a couple of times since, but I’ve finally admitted that I’ll never be that splendid image I used to have of myself 🙂 Very enjoyable post, Pam.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      Funny, Barbara! My “spectacular image” was being a jockey LOL! Glad you enjoyed the post.
      Good luck and God’s blessings

  10. Beautiful creatures. I love to write about them, but have limited personal experience. My horsewomen friends proof read my books for goofs.

  11. pamelasthibodeaux

    Great to have friends like that, huh Sharon!
    Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment
    Good luck and God’s blessings

  12. Hi Pam,
    Write what you know is still great advice. It makes work genuine.

  13. Carol James

    Thanks for sharing, Pam. Really enjoyed your post.

  14. Kara O'Neal

    Horses are beautiful. Wish I could be around them more! Thanks for the post! Series sounds great!

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      Thanks Kara, it’s always a pleasure to be around horses. I wish I could be around them more too.

  15. Loved the post! I’ve always wished I’d had a chance to spend time with horses. Best of luck with the series!

  16. Horses. I can get behind that passion. When I write western romance, I always make sure to include the devoted horse. Hoping the year ahead is a wonderful one. Great post.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      Oh Wow, Judy that’s wonderful! Yep, always a devoted horse. Tamera’s in Tempered Hearts is an Arabian stallion named ‘Temper’ 🙂

      THANKS for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  17. Donamae Kutska

    I grew up riding and had a horse until a few years ago. I always will love horses. I still get horse themed things. Pictures hang in my home. I’m glad I saw your posting.

    • pamelasthibodeaux

      SO Glad you saw the post too, Donamae! I still have a ceramic black stallion my grandfather painted for me when I was a child.

      THANKS for stopping by!

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