BC’s best children’s authors

BC’s best children’s authors

This blog is a bit belated (technical difficulties), but last weekend I attended (and coordinated) a fantastic writers’ retreat on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada, involving some of the best children’s writers in British Columbia. I got much out of...
Kids and online learning

Kids and online learning

I had a student as both a fifth- and sixth-grader, who had no confidence in himself in math. He has ADHD and could not focus long enough to get through a math problem that involved more than a quick answer he could do in his head. The first few months of fifth grade,...
Two courses for writers available on CD

Two courses for writers available on CD

I had a great time offering two presentations at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon last weekend. Both my talks were recorded and the CDs are for sale through VW Tapes,  www.vwtapes.com. I notice the site has not yet uploaded its Willamette...
Writing a book series

Writing a book series

Today I’m giving two presentations at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. One is on researching your novel to make it more authentic; the other is on writing a book series. The fun part of putting the latter talk together, was delving into the...
Researching a novel: My ship has come in

Researching a novel: My ship has come in

I’m excited to tell you about my new 45-foot yacht. Well, okay, it’s not mine. But it cruised into my life last week and decided to be a main character in the novel I’m writing at the moment. I had already outlined this novel, of course, and knew it featured a power...
A five-star review!

A five-star review!

How nice to wake up and find a five-star review on my novel Andreo’s Race! http://back-to-books.blogspot.ca/search?q=andreo Andreo’s Race by Pam WithersMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Paperback, 224 pagesPublished April 14th 2015 by Tundra BooksSource:...