Interview with author Pamela Winn

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Pamela Winn, author of short story and poetry collection HEARTFELTS, mystery thrillers BA-47 and CAPERNICIOUS, children’s book NO, JIMMY, NO, technothriller SUPPRESSION, and supernatural novel OBLIGATIONS, to name just a few of her many books, and welcome her to my blog.

Pamela Winn, author photograph

Pamela Winn, author photograph

 

Welcome Pamela!

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Q: For how long have you been writing?

A: I have been publishing for two years. I have always written short stories and poems but decided to try novels and publishing in October of 2012. My family and I had to move because of my husband’s bad health and in downsizing I almost left my writings behind and decided I should publish them and have them available in case another catastrophe hit.

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Q: Have any life experiences inspired you to write your books?

A: Everything, especially my book Suppression, based on a true story. I have 18 grand children and they are who I keep in mind when I write the kids books. I also use my grandkids names in the stories and they think they are famous, too fun. Plus I love reading, especially conspiracies and mysteries, included in a lot of the novels I write. Mostly I take the stories from my dreams and then my characters finish them.

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Q: Each writer works in different ways with reference to writing. Do you have a writing program/schedule that works for you?

A: I write long hand and when I put the pen to paper the words just seem to flow. I really don’t use an outline for the novels, other than character traits.

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Q: Do you have any favorite book genres which you love to read?

A: I read almost anything, I have well over 2300 on Goodreads and over 570 reviews I have done on Amazon. I do love a good mystery with a bit of horror.

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Q: Are there any favorite books and authors who have been influential upon you and your writing?

A: Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Dean Koontz, Charles Dickens… I just love books. I feel the reader brings their imaginations to each novel and finish the story. That’s why I love my readers.

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Q: I found HEARTFELTS a stimulating and interesting examination of issues close to women’s hearts, such as family problems, children, marriage, and self-image, handled in a realistic, and insightful manner. What inspired you to write the short stories and poems from this book?

A: My short stories are different from my novels, but I wanted to write the short stories to express what women and men too, deal with in real life. It is one thing to read a novel with a happy ending and another to face real life issues. I hope the stories inspire those going through the same types of scenarios.

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Q: Amongst your stories, is there one which is closest to your heart, and why?

A: I love Obligations because it crosses supernatural with spiritual and also examines things like aura’s which I am fascinated by. I read a lot about these types of things and love to watch medium shows. It is fun to ponder just what is out there and what we are capable of if we tap into our own gifts and talents.

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Q: Do you have any favorite TV shows, either from the past, or currently on the air?

A: I love old comedies and the twilight zone series, but for new shows I like Haven and Ressurrection. Anything is possible.

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Q: Are there any hobbies or pastimes you like to participate in when you have spare time?

A: I love to draw and paint, the few drawings in the book Heartfelts are my own. I used to sell drawings before I began writing all the time. I also love to cook or should say bake I am a dessert freak!

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Q: You are a versatile writer in terms of genres, tackling stories in the supernatural, children’s books, and mysteries, and thrillers. Would you like to write stories in any other genres?

A: I think I’ve hit almost all genres except erotic and that’s one place I don’t want to explore and I haven’t done a zombie book because there are too many books and shows on that already. I would like to do a historical novel, especially one that had part of my own family history in it.

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Q: Are you left-handed, or right-handed? Being a left-hander, it is interesting to see how many writers are either one or the other, or ambidextrous.

A: I am right handed, but when I paint I use both.

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Q: Do you have any other writing projects, or new/upcoming releases, that you would like to mention to readers?

A: My 20th book I am doing for the November NaNoWrite, in fact after a week I was half done. I published a book almost every few months anyway, I can’t seem to stop. Maybe because I waited so late to start that I am making up for lost time.

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I am certain you will join me in thanking Pamela today for her time, and that we look forward to reading more of her works in the future. If you wish to contact Pamela, she is available on:

*Twitter

*Goodreads

*Barnes and Noble

*Facebook page

*Amazon.com

*Pamela’s website

*BooksYeah

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– Pamela’s books can be accessed by clicking on the book covers below:

MYSTIC VALLEY by P.S. Winn

MYSTIC VALLEY by P.S. Winn

HEARTFELTS by P.S. Winn

HEARTFELTS by P.S. Winn

 

BA-47 by P.S. Winn

BA-47 by P.S. Winn

CAPERNICIOUS by P.S. Winn

CAPERNICIOUS by P.S. Winn

NO, JIMMY, NO by P.S. Winn

NO, JIMMY, NO by P.S. Winn

SUPPRESSION by P.S. Winn

SUPPRESSION by P.S. Winn

OBLIGATIONS by P.S. Winn

OBLIGATIONS by P.S. Winn

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