Bear-ly started my new novel

Bear-ly started my new novel

I’ve barely started writing my new novel, but it’s all outlined and going smoothly. There will be bears in it :), and since I recently returned from the Great Bear Rainforest where I was researching it, I thought I’d add a few more photos to my...
YA adventure Tracker’s Canyon: another 5-star review

YA adventure Tracker’s Canyon: another 5-star review

From Netgalley and educator Martha Lawton comes yet another five-star review of my young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon (Dundurn Press): Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “Tracker’s Canyon was a great adventure story for many students. The book is well...
A visit to the Great Bear Rainforest

A visit to the Great Bear Rainforest

My back-to-school adventure this fall is in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada: population 2,000 and 450km/270 miles northwest of Vancouver. It’s in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, the setting of my next novel, and I’m speaking at the high school there...
“Recommended for adventure-loving kids!”

“Recommended for adventure-loving kids!”

To all adventure lovers: Here’s the latest review for my new young-adult novel Tracker’s Canyon Rating: 5 out of 5 stars by educator Martha Lawton for NetGalley “Tracker’s Canyon was a great adventure story for many students. The book is well written...
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...