Interview with Pamela Nash Burch

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I really don't remember the first story but I do remember growing up surrounded by books. My mother used to let me order books every time I brought one of those order forms home from school. She encouraged me to read all the time. I can also remember sitting by the window and reading through the encyclopedia. I used to dream about visiting and seeing all the exotic places and animals.
What do you read for pleasure?
My favorite types of stories are horror and medical mysteries. I also read science fiction and sometimes romance. I've been known to read true stories on rare occasions.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Steven King, Anne Rice, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koonz, Edgar Allan Poe, James Patterson, and I could keep going and going! You should see my bookcases! I have a wide variety of authors.
When did you first start writing?
I really can't remember a time I wasn't writing! I've been writing stories and poems my entire life. In high school my creative writing teacher, Sandy Duncan, was my greatest influence. She loved reading my stories and couldn't wait to read what I came up with next. I wish I was still in touch with her because I would love to have her critique for my current works!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy with writing is getting to express my thoughts and ideas. Writing is an escape from the pressure and stress of daily life. I can enter the world of my characters and live vicariously through their lives.
What are you working on next?
I'm continuing my character's story as she still has more to offer!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm spending time with family and pets. Or you may find me out taking pictures as photography is another passion of mine. Then of course depending on the night I can be found sitting in front of my television watching The Walking Dead, ZNation, iZombie, Pretty Little Liars, The Blacklist, Shadowhunters, or a dozen other shows. LOL I have a wide variety of tastes!
What is your writing process?
This may sound really crazy, but I get a lot of my story ideas from dreams. Or when I'm writing my stories I sometimes dream the next chapter and then put it to paper when I wake up. I also carry a micro recorder with me, so if inspiration hits, I can record my thoughts. I also tend to work on several different stories at the same time. I may start with the beginning then jump to the ending and then jump to the beginning of the next story before going back and writing the middles! LOL And you can tell from my answers to the questions that I really do tend to run all over the place during my creative process!
Describe your desk
This is a loaded question! LOL My desk is as messy as my writing process! Its cluttered with notes filled with story ideas, character names, and time frames. I've tried cleaning it and it never stays that way for very long. My desk and my writing process are utterly completely chaotic! LOL
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Normally I download e-books and read them on my laptop. However, I do have a Nook as well. I've even read them on my smartphone.
Published 2016-01-23.
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The Beginning of the End: Michala's Story Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The Beginning of the End: Michala's Story is told by Michala Louise Summers, who suffered a severe cranial injury as a child and has a sort of 6th sense that doesn't always work. This is Mich's story, her journey, following the downfall of her world when a virus suddenly appears in a third world country and begins turning people into zombies. Sometimes survivors are more dangerous than zombies...