Happy new year 2017 (polar bear swim)

Happy new year 2017 (polar bear swim)

I wanted to prove that turning 60 hasn’t made me into an unadventurous bore. So I took on a dare to do the New Year’s Day 2017 polar bear swim. It was hovering below zero  but my young friend Bella and I took the plunge anyway. (No, I didn’t get my...
Coming to Toronto and southern California!

Coming to Toronto and southern California!

Hey, Toronto schools and libraries: last chance to book me for a presentation February 1, 2 or 3. Or, if you’re attending the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2017, come say hi at the Orca Book Publishers booth (Nos. 410/412) at noon on Thursday,...
A winning young-adult novel

A winning young-adult novel

Sure, it has already won an award (The Ontario Library Association’s 2016 White Pine Honour Book Award), but I’m giving it another: best young-adult novel I’ve read in a very long time, and best one in the pile of 20 YA novels I had to take home and...
Most beautiful place on earth?

Most beautiful place on earth?

  What’s the most beautiful place in the world? A place of quiet inspiration and nature that takes one’s breath away? I’ve just returned from it, and am still under its magic spell. Who’d have thought I’d find a place more beautiful than the one I’m privileged to...
Interview re my newly released novel

Interview re my newly released novel

  http://blog.orcabook.com/tuesday-talk-with-pam-withers/ See an interview with me regarding my newly released middle-grade adventure novel from Orca Book Publishers. And tomorrow morning, my blog will offer an inside story of how it came about: pamwithers.com...