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...
Writers’ Retreat

Writers’ Retreat

Just wrapped up the third annual Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL-BC) Mayne Island (British Columbia) writers’ retreat with instructor Caroline Adderson. Pictured in front, left to right: Holman Wang, Norma Charles, Caroline Adderson, Jenny...
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...
My new YA novel’s first 3 reviews: “highly recommended”

My new YA novel’s first 3 reviews: “highly recommended”

The first three book reviews for my brand-new young-adult novel Tracker’s Canyon are in and ALL are either 3 stars out of 4, or 4 stars out of 5. That’s so exciting! You can buy the book  on Amazon, and here are the reviews: Tracker’s Canyon Review...
Kids’ novels set in British Columbia, Canada

Kids’ novels set in British Columbia, Canada

The organization Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia recently compiled a list of BC-created books set in BC locations. Many of my 19 books are on the list, which is both below and at https://cwillbc.wordpress.com/bc-books/ Children (C) Young...
Oops: Broken arm

Oops: Broken arm

On vacation in Budapest and Vienna… tripped over a tram track. The good news is no tram was coming. Bad news is I’ll be taking a short break from writing...
Hello, Missouri educators!

Hello, Missouri educators!

Educators! Time to save the date for the Write to Learn Conference: Feb. 15-17, 2018. It’s at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, and I will be offering two seminars there on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. That also makes me available for school and library...
Novel complete, vacation overdue!

Novel complete, vacation overdue!

On the wings of having just completed a new young-adult adventure novel, I joined my husband for a vacation hiking the Joshua Tree National Park, California for several days. The cacti were in full bloom, the temperatures were perfect and it was my first time visiting...