Pamela Cowan

Biography

Pam Bainbridge-Cowan writes speculative fiction. As Pamela Cowan she also writes mystery and suspense thrillers. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines and read on radio. She has worked as an audio producer, a magazine editor, and in the probation and parole side of criminal justice.

She lives with her husband and a number of four-legged roommates near Portland, Oregon, where she is currently working on her fourth novel, COLD KILL.

Where to find Pamela Cowan online


Books

Storm Justice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,060. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
We all want to get even. In this novel of psychological suspense a probation officer targets, stalks and kills those she believes escaped justice. She has one partner and four rules: no weapons, no trophies, no connections, no bodies. If they follow the four rules they might get caught, but they’d never be convicted, They broke all the rules.
Altered Visions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
10 stories celebrating speculative fiction. From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist. "If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plotlines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."
Yetzirah: The Pocket Worlds - The Butterfly
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,960. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Twin sisters attempt to save Yetzirah, a world of hope and healing.
Something in the Dark
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Austin Ward believes she's coping well with her overwhelming fear of the dark, until she finds herself locked in a windowless room...right before the lights go out. To overcome her phobia Austin seeks the help of a therapist. But her search for healing is sidetracked when those around her begin to die in brutal ways.

Pamela Cowan’s tag cloud

apocalyptic    cage fighter    cascades    crime    darkness    dystopia    epic fantasy    fantasy    fear    gay wizard    healing    high fantasy    horror    ilaloona    lisa gardner    magic    mission    murder    mystery    northwest    oregon    pacific northwest    phobia    physics    pocket wizards    pocket world    portland    prophecy    quest    sandford    science fiction    serial killer    suicide    suspense    thriller    twins    wizard adventure    wizards    world building    yetzirah   

Pamela Cowan's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Pamela Cowan

  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 17, 2011

    I think this guide was fantastic. I especially like that the author took the time to differentiate between the versions of Word. This enabled me to use my 2003 version (at my office) and my 2010 version (at home) with very little confusion. I helped a fellow author format his book in just under 1 hour and mine in just under 1 hour using different versions of Word. I would guesstimate that I will format my next 60-80,000 word novel in about half an hour. I also like that the guide can be skimmed through if you just need to find specific sections, thanks to the handy table of contents. Or, if you're a complete newbie, contains simple, step-by-step instructions.
  • Charlie MacCready The Ghost In The Attic on June 27, 2011

    I have no young children so it may seem strange that I chose to read “The Ghost in the Attic.” What drew me to it was curiosity. I wanted to know what it would have been like to grow up in Catholic home for boys. The book did not disappoint. Not only was I able to get a glimpse inside at the grand traditions, but the daily minutia was fascinating as well. Furthermore, “The Ghost in the Attic” transported me to a different time, when the pace of life moved at a slower pace. It also introduced me to Charlie and his friends, who have a great time with each other, but also seem to share a longing for a more permanent home and family. I hope the author sees fit to grant Charlie a happy ending.
  • The Nicest Guy and His Lonely Penis on Oct. 14, 2011

    If you lack a sense of humor or are afraid of hearing honest, and often irreverent, comments about women, steer clear. If you love to laugh, you have got to read this. I dare you not to agree with at least some of this author's observations. I don't want to reveal too much of my own history, but let's just say that page 16 brings back memories. Fond memories, that I wouldn't have recalled if it weren't for "The Nicest Guy and His Lonely Penis." 5 stars for honesty. 12 for the number of laugh out loud moments!
  • Fugitives From Earth on Dec. 18, 2011

    I enjoy hard science fiction set in space so I eagerly purchased Fugitives From Earth. Not only did the book fulfill its promise and deliver a good story, filled with extrapolations about what our future will look like it also, surprisingly, introduced women as the primary characters. Furthermore, these women were portrayed realistically with both flaws and virtues. Enmeshed in the political maneuvering of various factions they took me from Earth to the outer planets in search of both a solution to a mystery and revenge. This is a large book, and not a quick read but the pay off was worth it, the end tied it all up neatly and I found myself looking forward to the next novel by this author.
  • Tales of Marik Hammerhand: Revolution is My Name on March 07, 2012

    I love this character. Cross between a hard-boiled detective and a dwarf with a bad attitude. The writing is descriptive and rich and yet also amazingly light and hilarious. The character pulled me in and the stories kept my attention. Highly recommend!
  • Cozy Bumpkin Stories on May 04, 2012

    The stories in this book reminded me of Barbara Kingsolver's novels. The interaction between humans and their communities, layers of meaning exposed through simple but direct language. Beautiful! Writing that flows this smoothly is the result of either hours of intense work and rewriting or the happy accident of an unusual talent. Or possibly, a combination of both? I have to admit I may be less than completely objective. The people and where and how they live are especially interesting to me. My grandfather worked at the Bray Mill near Chiloquin before it burned down. My father was born in a shack somewhere in Chiloquin. My logger relatives migrated to Klamath Falls when my grandmother chopped down the "cat house" in a fit of jealous rage, and Grandpa was urged to move his woman out of town. I grew up knowing a lot of people just like these characters. Watching the dynamic between them, the hate/love/need that exists in that world feeds my own novels. I just wish I did it half as well. Pam, author of Something In The Dark, Cold Kill, Altered Visions and more.