Her love of animals started at a very young age. As a child, she was constantly bringing home stray dogs, and injured birds.
As an adult, her love of animals has only grown stronger. Pamela has worked in numerous pet hotels as a dog trainer and is certified to teach pet first aid and CPR. All her experience with pets culminated four years ago when Pamela found and raised an abandoned litter of day-old kittens. Not able to part with any of these now-grown babies, Pamela enjoys going home to her "little munchkins" every night. This experience gave Pamela the inspiration for her series debut, Megan's Munchkins.
Pamela will always have a special affinity with Megan because of their shared experiences. She truly believes there are few experiences in life more compelling than saving the life of another being.
What inspires you to write?
My pets have been my inspiration to write. They provide me with so much joy and love, that I have plenty of ideas for stories. I want my stories not only to entertain children but also to teach them proper pet care.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write five days a week during set hours that I keep very few exceptions. I aim to write 5 pages a day but have found that my quality of work improves when I don’t focus on that goal. I have tricks to keep myself focused when I get stuck writing. I change from writing to editing to marketing and back. This helps me stay working instead of getting distracted.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do both. I plot the story out in an outline before I start writing, so I have a overview of where the story is going. Once I’m writing, I'll hear my character telling me to take the story a different direction than the outline I made up. I then workshop the new plot idea. I talk out loud as I work through developing the new idea. Anyone watching me would think the character was sitting across from me. The story usually comes out stronger than I originally outlined, when I listen to the character's idea for the story.
What advice would you give other writers?
Do your research. Take your time learning the self-publishing business before you publish your first book. Then once your book is published, never stop learning. Keeping up with the latest developments is the only way you will keep your books in front of your audience.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did a lot of research on the publishing industry as a whole. After learning about the pros and cons of getting an agent, I turned to the pros and cons of self-publishing. I liked the idea of having full control of my books content, making my own marketing plan and adapting a writing schedule for myself, so I decided to self-publish. After putting out three books, I still love every aspect of the process of self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the big five publishers that are established right now are going to loose more power as the self-publishing industry grows. Some day there will not be the negative connotation that is associated with self-publishing. Self-published authors will be seen as published authors. The self-publishing industry has already done a lot to overturn the negative connotation.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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