Pamela Love

Biography

One day when I was about ten, I combed the library shelves for something new. After a careful search, I decided that I’d read every good book ever written. What was I going to do now? I was almost in tears. That’s when I decided to become an author—to write the books and stories I wanted to read.

Of course, I was wrong about there being no more good books. During my high school years I used to set my alarm an hour earlier than necessary so I could get through them all. I’m still getting up before dawn every day, but now often it’s to read my own work before I submit it.

In addition to writing, I’ve also worked as a teacher and in marketing. Down East Books published my picture books A Loon Alone, A Cub Explores, A Moose’s Morning, and Lighthouse Seeds. Scholastic Children’s Press published my easy reader, Two Feet Up, Two Feet Down. My stories, poems, and plays for older children have appeared in such magazines as Cricket, Highlights for Children, and Jack and Jill. My first novel is The Pegasus Potential. It’s a children’s fantasy adventure that’s e-published by and currently available through Smashwords, with other formats to follow.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was called "The Silver Slippers" and was about a girl who had seven pairs of them. If I remember correctly, one of the princes courting her stole a pair. She found out and refused his proposal. I wrote it in second grade.
What is your writing process?
Stories with a twist are my favorites, so I begin by brainstorming them. What isn't the reader expecting? (My beta reader goes through more books than I do. When I fool him, I know I'm on the right track!)

After that, I write a plot summary. A witness to the story's events reports briefly about what happened. Surprisingly, a better twist (or a more difficult problem) often emerges from these few paragraphs.

The next draft includes dialogue, both what the characters say and what they think. (Which might not match!) Here's where I discover whether or not the main character is going to have more siblings or turn into an orphan. She or he might change jobs, magical powers, or even species.

Now comes the fun part: I start reading out loud. While I enjoyed acting in school, I usually didn't get the part I wanted. With an audience of just myself, I get to perform every role!

Many, many readings later, I hand the edited manuscript to my beta reader. Usually I follow his excellent suggestions...unless I can think of even better ones.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Pamela Love online


Series

Tales of the Pegasus Potential
Stories of the horses of the land of Tangent, some of which fly without wings.

The Pegasus Potential

Price: $0.99 USD.

The Pegasus Shortcut

Price: Free!

Books

The Pegasus Shortcut
Series: Tales of the Pegasus Potential. Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When a messenger accidentally leaves lifesaving medicine behind, his son must ride a stubborn pony through a dangerous shortcut to reach him in time. This story takes place 500 years before the novel The Pegasus Potential.
The Pegasus Potential
Series: Tales of the Pegasus Potential. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
On the day twelve-year-old Sophie Furrow learns that she may never walk again, she discovers that her seemingly ordinary farm horse, Rooster, just might be able to fly! Together, they face a powerful snob, a life-threatening secret, and a high-altitude stampede before Sophie's dreams take wing in a way no one ever expected.

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