Pamela M. Tuck


Pamela and Joel Tuck are a wife and husband writing team. Pamela is a native of Greenville, NC. She credits her writing to an upbringing, surrounded by southern storytellers. She began her writing career with poetry in elementary school. Inspired by teachers, family, and friends, she branched out into short stories and plays. She is enjoys writing stories for children, from picture books to middle-grade novels. Pamela received the 2007 New Voices Award from Lee & Low Books for a picture book story entitled "As Fast As Words Could Fly". Joel Tuck is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He joined his wife in the field of writing in 2005, when he became the voice behind "Sheldon". Joel studies various writing styles and techniques. He collaborates his research with Pamela's writing, providing essential ideas for character and plot development. Pamela and Joel reside in Pennsylvania.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in elementary school. My school gave a poetry contest and I entered a poem about my grandmother and won. That jump-started my "writing career". I continued to write poems, short stories and plays throughout my school years.
What's the story behind your book Color Struck?
My husband, Joel, and I were inspired to write this novel after hearing the Cinderella-like life of our Grandma Doll. After three years of writing this novel, we hope that it will touch the hearts of the readers, just as it has touched ours. We invite you to journey with the Steele family, as they seek to find the truth behind their family's strength and truly bury the trouble that slowly creeps from the grave. Before you plunge into their lives, ask yourself these questions: Is what you see, really what you get? Is a person really on the inside what they portray on the outside? Where does a family's strength lie? All these questions, along with the revealing of a well-hidden family secret are answered within the pages of this don't delay...brace yourself, and enter into the world of the Steele Family.
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Color Struck
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
"A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family." Papa preached that to us like it was a promise we had to keep. Tension mounts between fifteen-year-old Renee Steel and her two cousins.Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave. She’s determined to stop it, and takes the girls on a quest back in time to do it.Her narrative reveals a heartrending secret. Will it mend or destroy?

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