Pamela Harstad writes inspirational romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When not writing, Pam enjoys traveling, nature, music, and reading. She lives with her husband in the Midwest.
What is the key to life? In my newly released book, THEIR GREEK KEY, love is their key. But what encompasses and creates that love? On my Facebook page, I received some replies to “the key of life is…”and I think they’re good ones. Steve and Joyce Russell suggest “the key to life is to love yourself first.” Without that, you really can’t love anyone else, and without love, hate breeds, life can be lost. Excellent point. Susan Dailey answered “the key to life is to live simply, so
See the book description for THEIR GREEK KEY, my inspirational novel below, available at https://amazon.com/author/pamelaharstad Abandonment. Trust. Intrigue. A complicated past and present span from Chicago to Greece. Connie Pappas has a lifetime opportunity to leave Chicago and design fashions in New York when the love of her life returns, and spins her world around. For Nick Kanelleas, all that remain are two pendants from his deceased father and uncle, who were abandoned. He follows their m
With another book finished and under consideration, I have the time to give a short update for readers and writers, alike. There are many sites offering book specials. BookBub is one of them. In addition to their daily book deals, they offer authors a profile site and the opportunity to have their new book releases sent out to their followers. For instance, if you type in your favorite authors by clicking on a link, https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pamela-harstad in my case, or ins
Amazon is graciously celebrating authors all month with their #PoweredByIndie event. When invited to discuss why I became a writer, I gladly accepted the invitation. I realized I wouldn’t be the person I am at all without books, whether reading for information or entertainment. And so appreciating reading, I wanted to be able to share life experiences, travel, emotion and inspiration with a message through writing my fiction novels. I enjoy penning my novels for others to read. And if someone
As you might guess from the photo, I’m considering writing a novel partially set in Greece and also in Chicago, with a family Greek restaurant. It still needs to be worked out, but keeps rumbling around in my head. It would certainly be different from ERIN’S MISSION, set in Iowa, and HEALING JOURNEY set in Port St. Lucie, Florida, if I choose this setting and story. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions welcome!
I had the privilege of spending the 4th of July in the Windy City of Chicago. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells left vivid images as always. But on returning home and reflecting on what I experienced, I realized to put the events in writing would take more description in words, than the story of what I actually did; the warmth and savory taste of the pizza, fresh fish, steak and fresh Garrett’s popcorn. The cool spray from Lake Michigan on the water taxi. Traffic, sire
What is theme in writing? Universal truths? Beliefs?
We read for escape, adventure, excitement, knowledge, a satisfying story, but what binds it altogether? It should be the theme.
We’ve all heard about man vs.man, good vs. evil, and man vs.nature, no doubt. That’s because they’re good, universal themes.
But on the detailed level, think about what in particular you like to read about, or write about if you’re also an author. That can give you deeper insight as to who y
Butterflies aren’t static, they travel widely, like authors’ stories.
Not long ago, I wrote a blog post using setting as character, then most recently I wrote about one of my most favorite places in the Hawaiian Islands. So now that it’s summer, we’re all thinking of taking trips, no matter how long, short, close or far.
Planning a trip to Chicago this summer, for starters, but I’m also “percolating” an idea and a new setting for another novel. I’m considering starti
Since the tag line of my blog, The Write Inspiration is to experience life, travel, be inspired and write, I thought I’d pen a bit about Kalalau Valley since I’ve traveled there, am always inspired when visiting and have a different experience each time I’ve had the opportunity to return. But I’ve never written about it, so I’d like to share it with you.
As with many photos, they can certainly give you an idea, but often can’t compete with the actual view. I keep a framed photo in my