The Homeschooling Option

The Homeschooling Option

by Cynthia Gill (Pam’s older sister and co-author with her of Jump-Starting Boys*) I always said that I’d rather home-school my boys because I thought the school system discriminated against young boys. This was long before I learned anything about brain...
Read like Teddy

Read like Teddy

He rose early, cared little about his clothes, his customary ensemble a rumpled three-piece civilian suit, stiff detachable collar, black tie with stickpin. His main pleasures were food – virtually anything set before him – horseback riding, a glass of beer,...
The Upside of Extreme Sports

The Upside of Extreme Sports

Reprinted from my guest blog on the Dundurn Press blog: Canyoneering involves roped-up, wetsuited adventurers descending waterfalls and sculpted canyons. It’s a sport so heart-stopping and photogenic that when I saw a spread of it in a magazine, I declared, “This is...
Book launch a success!

Book launch a success!

My new Dundurn Press young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon book launch at Indigo bookstore in Vancouver yesterday nearly sold out of books! Thanks everyone 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...
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Once every year, the school bell releases an eager torrent of kids into our arms for months of summer fun. They leave behind the homework hassles and school tensions. As we spend more relaxed time with them, they float comfortably back into our sphere of influence. So...
Kirkus book review: Tracker’s Canyon (new YA novel)

Kirkus book review: Tracker’s Canyon (new YA novel)

Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers: “Well-plotted …cinematic. …thrilling. … Easy, fast-paced adventure/mystery.” REVIEW Tristan enters British Columbia’s Swallow Canyon on an expedition feeling a mix of trepidation and excitement. His...
How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

This novel comes off the press July 22. You can pre-order it now! It all began while I was on vacation near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. I picked up a magazine called Mountain Life (summer 2013 edition) at a local café. It showcased an article with stunning...