Writers’ retreat

Writers’ retreat

This past weekend I coordinated and participated in a children’s/young-adult writer’s retreat led by award-winning author Kit Pearson on Mayne Island, British Columbia. It was inspirational and fun! Top row, L to R: Penny Draper, Kit Pearson, Sheri Radford, Cynthia...
The car trip that launched a book

The car trip that launched a book

Pam Withers with (to right) her older sister and co-author Cynthia Gill The inside story of writing Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life (Viva Editions 2013) Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely...
Kindness abroad

Kindness abroad

Last week a friend and I went to a Spanish-speaking country for a week of relaxation and Spanish practice. We hired a tutor there, Carlos, and enjoyed several hours a day with him; he was fun and open, a natural teacher, a lively and trust-inspiring personality. One...
Family reunion

Family reunion

I’ve spent the past week in Minneapolis with my dad (88 years old) and my older sister Cynthia Gill. While visiting Dad, I opened Andreo’s Race to the page that dedicates the book to him, and held it up to him as he lay in bed recovering from a fall. What...
Portland, Oregon Aug 7-9, 2015

Portland, Oregon Aug 7-9, 2015

Hello, Portland! I’ve just been informed I will be offering two presentations at the highly respected 46th annual Willamette Writers’ Conference 2015 August 7-9, as well as doing one-on-one manuscript evaluations for selected attendees.It’s my second...