Pam Withers: young adult author

Pam speaks about her best-selling, award-nominee "extreme sports" adventure books, which are particularly popular with boys. They're riveting; so is their author as a speaker. What else would you expect of a journalist, editor and award-winning speaker who is also a former outdoor guide? Even boys are impressed that she has kayaked the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. She speaks to more than 15,000 children per year across North America.
Her lively one-hour presentation for grades 4-9 includes:
  • Short readings
  • Tales of her own adventures
  • Humorous anecdotes of how she researches her material
  • The patience & persistence it takes to achieve success
  • Special encouragement to boys
  • The importance of rewriting & accepting criticism
  • Tips on writing & getting published
  • Extreme-sports video clips
Her fee: $200 for a one-hour Skype presentation, $425 for an in-person presentation in the U.S. or Canada except for Vancouver ($325) and British Columbia outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland ($375). Includes all expenses. No maximum audience size, but a slight price increase for groups over 300.
Call Chris Patrick toll-free at 1-866-413-9216 to book an event with Pam Withers.


Western British Columbia: ongoing, anytime, on request

Western Washington: ongoing, anytime, on request

Your area: Just email or phone agent Chris Patrick (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); 1-866-413-9216) and she'll try to add you to her travels, which extend throughout North America yearly. She charges no travel expenses on top of the speaking fee.

For Teachers and Librarians

Teachers and Librarians looking for
information about Pam Withers' talks for students
can download this PDF

For Literacy Organizations, PTAs, PACs, Public Libraries, etc.

Free one-hour presentation, including Q and A time, on Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life. Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Flyer for Free Adult Presentation in PDF format

For Writers

Pam is in demand at writers' conferences, librarians' conferences, PAC meetings and schools for her presentations and workshops on writing, literacy and other topics. She's in demand due to her well-rounded and distinguished career in publishing:

  • Award-nominee author of 17 best-selling teen books
  • Co-author of two critically acclaimed adult books
  • Former journalist & national magazine editor
  • Long-time book editor and writing coach
  • Award-winning public speaker
  • Popular author-in-residence
She criss-crosses North America continually, so book her when she's in your area and pay no travel expenses! Phone booking agent Chris Patrick toll-free: 1-866-413-9216; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
For Kids

Pam also offers very popular workshops for young writers; please inquire.

Pam Withers is a clear and engaging speaker able to capture her audience’s attention and hold it with her lively, entertaining and informative presentation.

— Annette de Faveri, Community Relations Librarian

Youth Services and Programming, Vancouver Public Library, BC

A great success. The students were engaged and inspired. I particularly appreciated your explanation that the editing and refining of writing goes on even when you are a published author.

— Paula Hardman, Lynden Middle School librarian

Lynden, WA

A great presentation able to keep all of the 5th and 6th graders enthused for the whole hour. The adults loved it too!

— Wendy Kesselring

Chilliwack Library, Chilliwack, BC

Pam was superb! She drew students into the process of writing and publishing, described how real-life situations are worked into her stories, and emphasized her extensive research. She inspires students to believe in themselves and their ability to survive difficult situations while tempering that with warnings about safety.

— Jennifer Olito, retired English teacher

Winnipeg, MB

Extremely well received by our first through sixth-graders. Even the youngest were captivated by her real-life stories, readings and video clips!

— Catherine Pavlik, Librarian

Hollywood Hill Elementary School, Woodinville, WA

The kids really enjoyed the talk. All nine copies of Raging River have been checked out and are on hold.

— Susan D. Richard, Librarian

Corporate Landing Middle School, Virginia Beach, VA

Exciting, informative, fast-paced and thoroughly engaging to our entire middle school.

— Mary Raymond, Librarian

LaConner School District, LaConner, WA

Our students are still talking about Pam’s visit! She’s a very engaging speaker. Her combination of book talks, personal experience, video clips, props and audience participation kept our large audience attentive and wanting more!

— Trudy Griebenow, Librarian

Sunnyside Elementary, Idaho Falls, ID

I have rarely seen a group more riveted by an author, and that goes for well-established ones. A good book, a varied pace, and the kids love seeing the video clips.

— Fran Ashdown, Children's Librarian

Capilano Library, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you again for coming to Glenrosa Middle School. Our staff and students were invigorated by your presentation and your books cannot stay on the shelves. We had so much interest that we have bought 35 of your books to use with our all-boys classes for Lit Circles. Thanks,

— Trina Zuyderduyn, Teacher-Librarian

Glenrosa Middle School, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

» Email Pam

To inquire about booking an event with Pam Withers, contact:

Chris Patrick
JCP Event Management
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toll-free: 1-866-413-9216
(United States and Canada)
Tel: 604-985-2527
Fax: 604-985-2565
Send an Email

» Downloadable PDF for
Teachers and Librarians

» Downloadable PDF for
Conference/Event Organizers

» Downloadable PDF of
Catalogue of the Series

» Book Order Form for schools wishing autographed books

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing!
- Helen Keller

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