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,...
Interview: Kids and Science

Interview: Kids and Science

Dr. Gerald Wheeler is the interim executive director of the National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org), the world’s largest professional organization representing science educators of all grade levels. A fuller version of this interview (conducted by Pam) is...
Positive parenting blog

Positive parenting blog

I’m currently visiting my older, better-looking, smarter, bossier sister Cynthia, pictured here. She, of course, is my co-author on Jump-Starting Boys. Like me, she does presentations on getting boys to read. She also writes a blog on jump-starting boys and on...
Writers conference announcement!

Writers conference announcement!

Calling writers of all genres and abilities!The website is now up. So look it over and join me at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. This is your personal invitation!...
Where do writers get their ideas?

Where do writers get their ideas?

It’s the No. 1 question we writers get, from both adults and children. My stock answer is “from my twisted imagination.” In truth, each of my 17 books have grown from different seeds: from experiences in my life, from things I’ve read or that...