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.
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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.
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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