I write in Milwaukee, WI, but often gravitate to New England (the homeland :-) ) in my stories. My flash, short stories and poetry have appeared in Grey Sparrow Press, The Potomac Review, The MacGuffin, elimae, Marquette Literary Review and other print and electronic venues. Among those listed are three excerpts from my novel in progress.
I tweet @PamWrites and can also be found on Facebook and goodreads. I occasionally am also on Shewrites, Quora and Redroom. Happiest though if you stop by my blog where I give tips on overcoming fear of rejection, prompt writes and more. Have a gander. :-)
Favorite authors? Marilynne Robinson, Home and Gilead; Orhan Pamuk, Snow; Kent Haruf, Plainsong; Elizabeth Strout, Amy and Isabelle Oh, and Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, Jhumpa Lahiri, Antonya Nelson, Robert Boswell, Anne LaMott, Larry Watson, Mary Gordon, Michael Ondaatje, Alan Heathcock And, those not so known to the world yet, but will be, especially Carol Wobig and Kim Suhr.
Pamela, I'm glad Sara sent you to my birthday poem! (She's awesome.) Thanks for stopping by, and happy belated birthday. It's really a very interesting one!
Pamela - thank you so much for your kind comments on "Hog Heaven".
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Christina Heppel"!
Thanks so much, Pamela, for commenting on and faving "Disappearing Ink." I really appreciate it!
Hi Pamela, thanks for reading Familiar Things, and thanks for commenting, too - I really appreciate that! fos.
Pamela, thank you for the lovely comment on "She said."
Thanks, Pamela, for commenting on the Translator poem. Glad you liked it!
Hi Pam, Loved your blog post today. Thank you for that -
Pamela: Thanks for the nice words about "Because it is Dec. 8..." I appreciate them.
Thanks Pam, for digging up "A New Tattoo" and awarding it a star. Much appreciated!
Thanks, Pam! I appreciate your thoughtful comments on "Ninety".
Thanks, Pamela, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem, From the Kitchen of my Childhood.
take as much hopefulness from it as you like! good luck! thank you for your comment on "falling into hugeness" !
Thank you for your kind note on Last Highway! And welcome....!
Pamela, my story was feeling a bit unwanted of late and wants you to know it greatly appreciates being rescued from oblivion and your very kind comments.
Pam, thank you for your comment on “The Duende.” I enjoyed “The Silence of Harold” and look forward to reading more of your work.
Thanks for your comments on Gin And A Cowboy, and for the email comments, as well. Very much appreciated!
Thanks for your nice comment about my story 'Liebe Grüße' - it is appreciated. Matt
Thank you for your kind remark about dark dear Pamela. I look forward to reading more of your work. -- Q
Pamela, thanks so much for your comment about my story. Next time I write a story about my vet friend, I'll post it to you.
Hi Pamela, Thanks so much for finding The Dying Tradition. It's a long one, so I really appreciate the read and your kind note. Striking the right tone was important and tricky with that piece, and I'm relieved to hear it didn't devolve into sentimental drivel. I look forward to reading your work in the Potomac Review -- and here, too. Welcome, welcome.
Pamela--Thank you so much for reading and commenting on Friend of the Week and The Corners. I appreciate the reads!
Thanks, Pamela. Such lovely comments about my short story, Without Consent, much appreciated.
Pamela, I really appreciate your reading "rug" and your nice comments, hope your Thanksgiving is warm and peaceful,
Thanks for the wonderful comment on Eat, Pray, Network, Pamela! I'm thrilled you liked the ending.
Thank you for reading Color Coded Pills. Much appreciated.
My pleasure! Experimenting a bit with non-fiction myself ;). I hope the old lad does return ...
What a beautiful comment. Thank you!
Thanks so much, Pam, for the comment and read for "Are You Okay?"
Thanks for the comment on Responsible, Pamela! I'm glad you liked it, and I appreciate the read!
Pamela, thanks so much for the nice comments for "How Elm Trees Die". I look forward to reading your stories!
Pam, so glad you liked Freckles. Thank you for reading!
Pam thank you for your kind words about my story "Zelda" - much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the opening especially!
Hey Pam!!! So glad you are here! A hearty welcome.