Are you happy at the moment?
I am so happy! The past few years of my life have been difficult, to say the least. My husband’s cancer diagnosis, a house fire that left us displaced for several months, and other tragic events threatened to suck the life ot of me. There were times I thought I would not make it. However, I had to trust that God would keep me and see me through and He did.
If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?
I would tell Pam that she is beautiful, inside and out, and that she should be comfortable in her dark skin. I would also tell her that she has a voice, and that she should be heard. Finally, I would tell her to never be afraid to express herself, and dance to the beat of her own drum.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?
I’ve learned that nothing takes the place of family. As a wife and mother of three, there are no pretenses within the family unit, and everyone accepts you as you are, shortcomings and all. When everyone else walks away, your family will stand by your side.
What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?
I would like to release my third novel, try my hand at publishing, and turn my first book into a stage play. I also have many other ideas swirling around in my head.
What’s your secret to happiness?
I don’t know if it’s a secret, but you get what you project. for the country folk like me that means it’s easier to draw flies with honey than with vinegar. I’m happy because each day that we are above ground is good!
What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?
I read the Bible and pray. All of life’s questions and lessons can be found between those pages.
What’s your biggest regret?
I regret not standing up for myself in the past and letting people run over me. I can think of so many situations that make my blood boil. I allowed myself to be invisible.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?
My kids know that I do not tolerate making fun of people who are poor or struggling. I grew up without much, so I know what it’s like. You never know how one random act of kindness towards someone less fortunate could change their outlook on life. Humility is a beautiful garment.
What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?
I hate to exercise, and it shows. I like junk food, and it shows. I have committed to taking better care of my temple this year, along with doing some type of physical activity daily.
Aside from motherhood and marriage what are yo most proud of in your life?
I am proud that I have two books two books under my belt. I promised myself twenty plus years ago that I would write a book, and I overcame every obstacle and succeeded.
When were you happiest?
I was happiest on my wedding day, and when my children were born. Those moments are etched forever in my heart.
What ten words best describe you?
A work in progress, a force to be reckoned with…
The lure of enticing words has always captivated Pamela D. Rice. Known for her stimulating and thought-provoking views, Pamela possesses fervor for creatively giving a voice to victims who suffer in silence, afraid to speak for themselves. Inspired by everyday situations and social exchanges, Pamela has always enjoyed observing people and dissecting their interactions; this hobby became her muse. It is her desire to become a literary vessel that brings light to social ills and their reach beyond all racial, cultural and socio-economic classes. Through inspirational prose, she is destined to heal the human soul. You can read more about Pamela and even read chapters to her novels by going to her website.
When Pamela is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring other cultures.