Interview with Pamela Swyers

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Samsung Tab 3 which allows me the flexibility to read a variety of eBook formats.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oklahoma which was a good place to dream big dreams. Living in a small town helped me cultivate my imagination.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in my late teens.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Impatience and control issues motivated me to become an indie author. I wanted to get my books published in a timely fashion and in my own way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has enabled me to reach a large audience of readers by providing tools and distribution channels across multiple platforms.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Giving wings to my imagination and finding that someone else has been touched by my writing.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a mystery thriller. Think Dexter meets Stephanie Plum...
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are: Janet Evanovitch, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, Karen Slaughter, and many more...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Family and a curiosity of what the day will bring.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or playing with the grandkids.
What is your writing process?
It starts with a general idea for the book, followed by an outline of sorts and then I sit at the computer and let it flow.
Published 2013-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,120. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2017 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The year was 2723. The year time stopped. The calendar was re-set. Troy Collier emerges from a government bunker and goes to work rebuilding after World War III. He finds himself married at nineteen, and working at Compound One, the seat of new power in what is left of the Eastern US.
The Hobby - Part 1 & 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: American English. Published: October 21, 2017 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
As a teen, fitness instructor Haley Jo Smith was brutally attacked. Years later she seems to have the perfect life, but what secrets lie beneath the surface? Haley Jo continues her search for peace while dealing with some tough consequences.
Health Sense - Warning: This Is Not a Diet
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
Health Sense is a booklet that outlines some common sense ways to take back the power that a bad relationship with food has taken from you. With some simple steps, everyone can let go of bad habits and take control of their relationship with food. Don't diet, but learn how to live a healthful life, for good.
Blood Red
Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story introduces Iowa detective Callie Worth as she solves a bloody mystery in small-town Macy, Iowa. All is not as it seems but perseverance and a couple of K-9s help get the job done.
Dylan's Choice
Series: The Tryta Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,880. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In Dylan's Choice Dylan comes of age and into his own. He begins to take charge of his life, eventually deciding whether he will choose to follow the life of his father (a powerful demon) or the way of the angels like his mother, Diana. Dylan's father (Dwyn) does all he can to get Dylan to fight by his side and share the enchanting life of powerful demons who have everything they ever wanted.
The Dream Dweller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
College student Amelia Michaels' life spins out of control after a painful accident that leaves her broken and addicted. With her mother's help, Amelia begins to recover, only to find herself lost again... in a world of dreams
Dylan's Muse
Series: The Tryta Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dylan's Muse (the second installment in the Tryta Chronicles series) follows the child Dylan as he is pulled between two worlds. Dylan is the child of an angel and a demon and grows incredibly quickly on earth. He struggles to keep his mind and body in sync while trying to find himself and his place in the universe. "Muse" picks up with the fight to get Dylan back home with his mother and family.
Playing with Fire
Series: Adison Hall Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,530. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Playing with Fire is the third installment in the Adison Taylor-Hall series that began with Boys with Cars. Adi gets embroiled in a mystery while volunteering at a local charity. Meanwhile husband John's health takes a turn for the worse and Jake and Janice's marriage crumbles as Adi's stress levels soar. Find out what happens to Adi when she tries to maintain control while playing with fire.
Dylan's Cause
Series: The Tryta Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,230. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2010 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dylan's Cause is the first installment in the Tryta Chronicles. In Dylan's Cause Diana and Dwyn (two "angelics" who live in a region called Tryta in the Heavenly Realm) are living the perfect "heavenly" life together. Then Dwyn's dark side begins to strengthen and he is ultimately cast out of the Heavenly Realm. Diana finds out she is with child, then flees to earth to keep baby Dylan safe.
Price: Free! Words: 32,370. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Love hurts. Samantha Wells and Max Jacobs know this all too well when they meet, both having been dumped by their significant others. Despite their obvious attraction to one another they make a pact, vowing to be each other's non-romantic partner. If one of them stumbles and starts dating someone in the next 12 months,they are committed to doing a whole month's worth of the other persons laundry.
Married with Children
Series: Adison Hall Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Adison Taylor returns! She and John juggle his school, their two beautiful girls and life. Laughter and mayhem follow Adi wherever she goes. Go with Adi as she continues her journey from High School crushes, to marriage, true love and family life. Raging hormones, little time together and the unwanted romantic attention John is getting from an unexpected source makes this book a wild ride.
Boys with Cars
Series: Adison Hall Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Boys with Cars is a story of friendship, love and loss. It tracks the lives of two best friends; Veronica Stanford and Adison Taylor. They meet in the third grade and form a strong bond. Veronica has a drug-addicted mom who abandons her at thirteen, and a wealthy but absent dad. Adi loses her mom at the age of five to cancer. The two girls grow to love and care for one another while growing up.