Pamela Gilchrist aids the woman’s soul with her own story

Feature writing instructor stars in “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s” newest release “Life Lessons for Women” | May 3, 2004

Pamela Gilchrist, an adjunct faculty member in the department of communication arts, is a contributing writer for “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s” latest release “Life Lessons for Women: 7 Essential Ingredients for a Balanced Life.” Her submission “Ties that Bind” was selected from more than 3,000 stories submitted for inclusion in the book.

“I am incredibly honored,” said Gilchrist, “because this is my first-ever submission, and the contributors are a very elite group of people.”

Gilchrist, who also goes by her married name, Pamela Gilchrist Corson, is the founder of PR-Link Public Relations, a strategic communications consulting firm offering business counseling services and a variety of workshops in Cincinnati. She has coached 10 CEOs and more than 100 executives while publicizing her clients in a number of major publications including The Wall Street Journal.

Her submission for the book portrays Gilchrist’s superwoman personality as she attempts to do it all to prepare for her wedding—and the intuition of members of her bridal party who realize she needs help finishing the final preparations.

The day before the wedding, Gilchrist, who suffers chronic pain, has two tasks to complete – creating party favors and unifying her bridal party, whose members reside in different states. After spending most of the day with her bridesmaids, one of them finally asks her what last-minute tasks need to be completed. It's the party favors.

Tying tulip bulbs with tools, foil and tags is the mission as the bridal party works in teams to make finishing touches the night before the wedding. “We all did it together,” said Gilchrist. “The wisdom people have as far as intuition and building lasting relationships tied into a great story.”

Currently she is working on her own book—“Buckle-Up…Life’s a Bumpy Ride!” – a survival guide for women. She is giving a lecture on how to get published, and signing copies of "Life Lessons for Women," on Saturday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Hyde Park, a neighborhood on Cincinnati's east side.

For more information, call 513 233-9090 or visit her web site, www.pamelagilchrist.com.