Pamela has adored books since she can remember. There was no greater pleasure than discovering a new world to venture into, a new character to fall in love with…until she created her own and realised there was something even more magical.
When she isn’t locked away at her computer, or scribbling in a notebook, Pamela can be found as her alter ego—namely wife to Matthew and mother to Todd. They also share their home with a schizophrenic cat and two greedy goldfish.
Pam tore herself away from the goldfish, umm I mean writing, and took a few minutes to answer some questions about her writing.
1: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing I’m usually spending time with my family. We have a young son, so weekends are spent on bike rides, visiting the stunt park (with me cringing every time, convinced he’s going to end the visit needing a trip to A&E) or just getting out and about together. We’re all quite outdoorsy and like talking long walks in the woods. I also love baking and eating cake so those go nicely together, watching horror movies and reading.
2: Do you have any suggestions/tips for aspiring writers and authors you’d like to share?
I have two hard and fast rules – just keep writing, and read. Pretty basic, but two golden rules nonetheless. It’s so easy to get that initial idea and run with it, but the majority of the time, you will stumble into roadblocks along the way. Pushing through, and writing even when you don’t feel like it, is key to getting that book finished.
Read anything and everything. Not only does it give your mind a rest from the book you are writing, but it allows you to see different styles and techniques.
3. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
Stephen King, absolutely. The man is god when it comes to writing. I started reading his books at a shockingly early age and I can remember even then being in awe of his work. He creates these characters that just burst out of the page and story lines that stay with you a lifetime. I want to be as good as him some day.
4: If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I would totally be Time Woman. I could pause it, so that idea I had has no time to escape and disappear into the void, speed it up and slow it down so I have more hours in the day. I’d so give myself extra hours in bed too.
5: Tea or Coffee?
6: How would you describe your latest book?
Now You See Me is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It’s full of sexual tension and steamy encounters, action, suspense and light humour. It (hopefully!) takes the reader on a journey with the protagonist, and come to really care for her.
7: How did you choose the genre you write in?
My genres choose me. I never sit down to start a book and tell myself it’s going to be A, characters that will be B and C and end up at D. The idea comes and that’s what I write. I’ve written horror, romance, erotic, YA and historical. The genre comes with the idea.
8: Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so how do you get past it?
I don’t think I’ve ever suffered from true writer’s block, but I’ve definitely had some light doses of it. Usually it happens when I’m too excited to write a particular scene or introduce a character and I feel like all I’m doing is filling up space to get to that point. It makes for substandard work.
If I’m getting stuck or flow isn’t quite there, I jump to that scene I’m desperate to write. I get it out and almost every time the whole thing works from there. Then I go back and the spaces in-between are so much easier to fill.
9: If you only had one word to describe yourself, what would it be and why?
Busy. As per my answer to the super power question, I can never find enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do.
A huge thanks to Pamela for taking the time to share these thoughts with us. Pamela’s latest book is entitled Now You See Me and below you will find just a little taster of what is inside.
I pulled him along behind me as he sighed. We were two steps from my landing when he stopped. My arm jerked back and I stumbled. Despite his compromised motor skills, his free arm came around me lightening quick, banding under my breasts and steadying me firm against his chest.
He moved his hips and I felt the hard length of his cock against my back. I gasped and had no control over myself when I pressed more firmly against him. Nate’s breath stirred my hair as he groaned, his forearm corded with restrained muscles. I moved against him, almost imperceptibly but enough for him to make another agonising noise. Nate stroked his thumb and brushed the underside of my full, heavy breasts. My nipples strained painfully against the constraints of my bra.
Nate squeezed me a fraction tighter and a low, tortured moan slipped from my mouth. I felt his breath on my neck and for a brief second, his tongue traced a line over my racing pulse, tasting me.
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