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:...
Youth and Math

Youth and Math

Youth and math: an interview with Linda M. Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. A fuller version of this interview (conducted by Pam) is at www.keenreaders.org http://www.keenreaders.org/linda-m-gojak-on-youth-and-math Q: How would you...
Need inspiration to write your novel?

Need inspiration to write your novel?

A close friend who needed writing inspiration took this course and is now feeling inspired and organized to write her first novel. She absolutely swears by this class so I thought I would pass it...
Coming soon: Bungee-jump novel!

Coming soon: Bungee-jump novel!

This is your early-bird notice. My next book is a middle-grade (ages 8-12) “hi-lo” (reluctant reader) novel for Orca Currents (like my books Camp Wild and Daredevil Club, see below) and it’s now scheduled to come out the fall of 2016. And yes,...