Characters need flaws

Characters need flaws

It’s easy to become so fond of your protagonist that you forget he’s not all swarthy, handsome, admirable hero. He’s far more interesting if he has faults, past trauma, inner struggles, etc. To ensure that these ring true, and to spawn...
Very original young-adult novel

Very original young-adult novel

  I read lots of young-adult novels — it’s part of my job. I don’t usually blog about them, but this one is different. This one is so incredibly original and clever and engaging. This one I would like to shout from the rooftops. Not just for...
Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

My new young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon is out, and the first party celebrating its publication is tomorrow, noon to 2 pm at the Indigo bookstore on Granville and Broadway (2505 Granville) in Vancouver, Canada. I’ll offer a reading or two, sign...
Book launch in Vancouver, BC

Book launch in Vancouver, BC

Come join me at the book launch of my new young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon (Dundurn Press) on Thurs. July 27 from noon to 2pm at Indigo’s Granville and Broadway bookstore, Vancouver, BC. — Pam...
Tracker’s Canyon

Tracker’s Canyon

When Tristan’s dad disappears, he puts his tracking skills to the test to find him — but will Tristan’s talents save him if it turns out to be a trap? Thanks to his dad’s coaching, sixteen-year-old Tristan is one of the best climbers and trackers in his community. He...