Pamela J. Parker

Location Milwaukee, WI
Occupation writer

About Me

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. :-)

Any favorite authors? Books?

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 J. Parker's Wall

Jim V – May 22, 2011

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!

Jules Archer – Apr 02, 2011

Pamela - thank you so much for your kind comments on "Hog Heaven".

M.H. – Apr 01, 2011

Hi Pam,
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Christina Heppel"!

Bill Yarrow – Apr 01, 2011

Thanks so much, Pamela, for commenting on and faving "Disappearing Ink." I really appreciate it!

Foster Trecost – Mar 31, 2011

Hi Pamela, thanks for reading Familiar Things, and thanks for commenting, too - I really appreciate that! fos.

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 28, 2011

Pamela, thank you for the lovely comment on "She said."

Bill Yarrow – Mar 26, 2011

Thanks, Pamela, for commenting on the Translator poem. Glad you liked it!

Sara – Feb 11, 2011

Hi Pam, Loved your blog post today. Thank you for that -

Joani Reese – Jan 27, 2011

Pamela: Thanks for the nice words about "Because it is Dec. 8..." I appreciate them.

Tina Barry – Jan 27, 2011

Thanks Pam, for digging up "A New Tattoo" and awarding it a star. Much appreciated!

Cheryl Snell – Dec 11, 2010

Thanks, Pam! I appreciate your thoughtful comments on "Ninety".

Myra King – Nov 30, 2010

Thanks, Pamela, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem, From the Kitchen of my Childhood.

Marcus Speh – Nov 30, 2010

take as much hopefulness from it as you like! good luck! thank you for your comment on "falling into hugeness" !

Jonathan Sapers – Nov 29, 2010

Hey Pam:

Thank you for your kind note on Last Highway! And welcome....!

David Ackley – Nov 29, 2010

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.

Frank Vander Rasky – Nov 28, 2010

Pam, thank you for your comment on “The Duende.” I enjoyed “The Silence of Harold” and look forward to reading more of your work.

Cherise Wolas – Nov 28, 2010

Thanks for your comments on Gin And A Cowboy, and for the email comments, as well. Very much appreciated!

Matt Potter – Nov 27, 2010

Thanks for your nice comment about my story 'Liebe Grüße' - it is appreciated. Matt

M – Nov 27, 2010

Thank you for your kind remark about dark dear Pamela. I look forward to reading more of your work. -- Q

Jack Swenson – Nov 26, 2010

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.

Sara – Nov 24, 2010

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.

Jane Hammons – Nov 24, 2010

Pamela--Thank you so much for reading and commenting on Friend of the Week and The Corners. I appreciate the reads!

Myra King – Nov 23, 2010

Thanks, Pamela. Such lovely comments about my short story, Without Consent, much appreciated.

Susan Tepper – Nov 23, 2010

Pamela, I really appreciate your reading "rug" and your nice comments, hope your Thanksgiving is warm and peaceful,
cheers! susan

Kim Conklin – Nov 23, 2010

Thanks for the wonderful comment on Eat, Pray, Network, Pamela! I'm thrilled you liked the ending.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 22, 2010

Thank you for reading Color Coded Pills. Much appreciated.

Lena Vanelslander – Nov 18, 2010

My pleasure! Experimenting a bit with non-fiction myself ;). I hope the old lad does return ...

Jen Knox – Nov 18, 2010

What a beautiful comment. Thank you!

Andrew Roe – Nov 18, 2010

Thanks so much, Pam, for the comment and read for "Are You Okay?"

Kim Conklin – Nov 17, 2010

Thanks for the comment on Responsible, Pamela! I'm glad you liked it, and I appreciate the read!

Kathy Fish – Nov 17, 2010

Pamela, thanks so much for the nice comments for "How Elm Trees Die". I look forward to reading your stories!


Meg Pokrass – Nov 17, 2010

Pam, so glad you liked Freckles. Thank you for reading!

Meg Pokrass – Nov 09, 2010

Pam thank you for your kind words about my story "Zelda" - much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the opening especially!

Robert Vaughan – Oct 09, 2010

Hey Pam!!! So glad you are here! A hearty welcome.

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