Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Pamela, and I'm the author of three published novels. I've always been a writer. Even before I learned to read and write, I used to make up my own stories to go with the pictures in children's books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called A WORLD OTHER THAN HER OWN. It's a mystery set in a large country mansion. I got the idea from something I saw on TV. I saw a glimpse of someone waking up in a large country house and feeling disoriented. That prompted the original 'What if?' question in my mind although my story took on a completely different route from the initial setting.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
When I start writing a new novel, one of the first things I do is set up a new playlist for it on iTunes. It consists of songs that fit the story, whether it's the mood or the lyrics. It's my usual mix of rock and metal but tailored to that specific story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh, there are so many! Some of my all-time favourites are Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King and Susan Cooper. If you've read my books, you probably realise that my stories are nothing like theirs, but I love how they write, build worlds and create characters.
What are you working on now?
I'm busy re-writing my fourth book, which is a romance – with a difference. I should probably label it alternative romance.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of mouth. Even in this day and age, there's nothing like it – even if word of mouth sometimes travels online!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep writing, keep reading and keep learning. TV is not the enemy either – you can learn so much from watching good drama shows and films.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Although I'm not a religious person, I like the idea behind this: God doesn't give you the desire without the talent.
What are you reading now?
Corey Taylor's Seven Deadly Sins. I'm a rock chick, so to me, Corey Taylor is an absolutely legend!
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books! I have so many ideas going round my head at the moment, and I have no idea which one of them to grab onto.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Just one? I couldn't possibly name just one. I recently finished reading Stephen King's The Stand, and it's definitely up there in the top ten.
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