Sunday, November 20, 2022

Book Blast: The Adventures of a Southern (Baptist) Buddhist by Pamela McConnell, MSW, LCSW

Congratulations to tour winner Judy G. and to host winner books are love.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all the stops have now been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Blast Tour for The Adventures of a Southern (Baptist) Buddhist by Pamela McConnell, MSW, LCSW, a Non-Fiction; Autobiography; Spiritual available now. The Book Blast Tour will take place December 5 - 9, 2022. This tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF or ePub copy of the book is available for review.

Pamela McConnell will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

This true story is about a girl who is born up north; into a conservative, fundamentalist/evangelical family—but then becomes a Liberal Buddhist.

Her family moves back to their roots in the Appalachian south, where Pam is molested by her grandfather. She later owns her sexuality by becoming promiscuous; beginning a pattern of serial dating, marrying, and divorcing.

She is first married at 18 to another 18-year-old, who gives her a beautiful son—but he is a redneck and they have nothing else in common. Her second husband is a talented musician but turns out to like sex with men. Her third husband speaks five languages and is a Pakistani, but he beats her up. Her fourth husband is a chef who makes delicious meals but turns out to be a felon and a crackhead. Finally, the love of her life neglects to tell Pam for seven years that he is married.

In the meantime, Pam completes two degrees and works as a counselor, and then 20 years as a hospice social worker. She begins her hospice career in Southern California, where she has moved to get away from the DEEP South. That is where she converts to Buddhism. From that point, she begins to look inward for the answers to her questions about life’s meaning.

Pam leaves the country after two failed relationships, some years apart. She spends a year teaching English in South Korea and goes from there to Pakistan with her third husband. In between, her dad dies and Pam reconnects and bonds with her mom, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. When she leaves the love of her life, she goes on Pilgrimage to India and Nepal. The meaning of her life is coming into focus.

At the end of the book, Pam goes on a trek in the Himalayas, on the Annapurna Circuit. Just over the three-mile high pass is a magical Pure Land in Muktinath, with a Buddhist temple that is dedicated to the female Buddha Vajrayogini. With a new perspective, Pam has the realization that her Enlightenment is ensured; she WILL become a Buddha someday.

December 5:
1: Westveil Publishing
2: Jerry's Circumlocution
3: Fabulous and Brunette
4: Welcome to my World of Dreams
5: All the Ups and Downs
6: Moonlight Compass Books
7: Author Deb Bailey

December 6:
1: Straight from the Library
2: Author C.A.Milson
3: D. S. Dehel
4: Let me tell you a story
5: books are love

December 7:
1: Literary Gold
2: Edgar's Books
3: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
4: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
5: Paws.Read.Repeat
6: Ravenz Reviewz