The Truth about Tomorrow is now an award-winning book.

Oh, how it warms my heart to say that! A big thank you to Write Into Print for this honour.

This is what Stef Mcdaid, who runs and judges the Captivating Opening contest, said:

"Smooth and invisible exposition in the opening paragraphs, with an easygoing voice, and flavored with all of the senses."

You can see the full article here.

My debut novel is now available in all e-book stores! If you prefer a good, old-fashioned paperback like I do, you can purchase one from Amazon.

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If you knew the time of your death, would you accept it or run?


When Kyle French's father and clairvoyant mother die in a car crash that he alone survives, the question haunts him. Through his grief and survivor's guilt, Kyle looks for answers and tries to heal with his remaining family.

A story about the choice of either running away from your problems or making the right decisions to carry on, Pamela Harju’s debut novel is an emotional journey about coming of age and moving on even as your world collapses around you.

If you like strong characters, a distinctly Irish setting and a hint of the supernatural, buy THE TRUTH ABOUT TOMORROW and follow Kyle on his quest to find answers and happiness.

 

MY WRITING

In general, I type fast and write slowly. I'm more of a marathon runner than a sprinter, so I'm not a short story writer at heart. I struggle to fit my ideas into that format. Sometimes, once every two years or so, I write a poem... I also harbour ambitions to write screenplays, but novels will always be my first love.

I have varied tastes as a reader, and that carries over to my own writing. I can't tie my ideas down to any genre, and I have dabbled in romance, mystery, fantasy and contemporary fiction. My writing is character focused, and my ideas often stem from a character, and I then build the story around the character. Many of my ideas come to me in my dreams. I'm not a great sleeper, but when I do sleep, I dream vividly. The premise for THE TRUTH ABOUT TOMORROW, for example, came to me during the night, complete with the event that starts the story and with character names attached. I'm a classic introvert and don't crave human company, but I am an observer and enjoy a spot of people watching - as long as I don't have to interact with those people! My people watching habit subconsciously feeds into my character creation process although my characters are amalgamations of people I have personally met, people I know exist, and people I know only exist in my head.

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16 and never been in love... Until now. 16-year-old Connor Ogilvie lives alone with his successful businessman father in the largest house in the village. He's not interested in girls and is happy just to be friends with them. That is, until he meets Clara. Clara is the prettiest girl Connor has ever seen. She is exotic with her dark features and foreign accent and unlike any other teenage girls he has met. Connor quickly changes his mind about girls and sex not being interesting, but Clara doesn't only mess with Connor's head; she turns the whole village upside down. Connor's pursuit of the girl of his dreams has unexpected consequences... CONNOR’S CURSE is a fresh take on the tangles of young love from Pamela Harju, who released her debut novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT TOMORROW, in May 2017.

16 and never been in love... Until now.

16-year-old Connor Ogilvie lives alone with his successful businessman father in the largest house in the village. He's not interested in girls and is happy just to be friends with them. That is, until he meets Clara.

Clara is the prettiest girl Connor has ever seen. She is exotic with her dark features and foreign accent and unlike any other teenage girls he has met. Connor quickly changes his mind about girls and sex not being interesting, but Clara doesn't only mess with Connor's head; she turns the whole village upside down. Connor's pursuit of the girl of his dreams has unexpected consequences...

CONNOR’S CURSE is a fresh take on the tangles of young love from Pamela Harju, who released her debut novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT TOMORROW, in May 2017.

  Is blood stronger than friendship? Lee and Jolly are band mates, best friends since birth and - unknown to those around them - blood brothers. Literally. They share some of the same dangerous blood. When they fall in love with the same woman, Lee knows from experience that he’s not going to be the one that gets the girl. Is jealousy a monster Lee can’t handle?

 

Is blood stronger than friendship?

Lee and Jolly are band mates, best friends since birth and - unknown to those around them - blood brothers. Literally. They share some of the same dangerous blood.

When they fall in love with the same woman, Lee knows from experience that he’s not going to be the one that gets the girl. Is jealousy a monster Lee can’t handle?