Today I’m excited to welcome our friend and talented writer, Pam Wight. Her latest children’s book is releasing October 15th, so we’re here to celebrate!
When I was a teenager, my girlfriends and I loved to play “Would you rather?” Since I love how Pam’s writer brain works, I thought it would be fun to ask her to play along.
Would you rather be able to freeze time or travel in time?
Oh, I’m a time traveler already: in my dreams, yes, but also often in my imagination. I don’t know why we’d want to freeze time, since our minds allow us to go back to a special moment whenever we want to!
Would you rather have the ability to read people’s minds or make two people fall in love?
These questions are fun! In truth, I already read people’s minds. We all have that ability. It’s called “intuition” (insight). The more empathy we carry for someone other than ourselves, the better we perceive the thoughts and feelings of others. As to the second part, I don’t believe we can “make” someone fall in love with another. But if the spark is already there between two people, I’d savor the ability to light the match.
Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or fly?
Oh dear, your readers are going to think you’re interviewing a rather, um, unusual person. Again, I already fly. Haven’t you, in the middle of the night, in a “more real than real life” dream? I’ve explored some fascinating territory on my own and with other flying dreamers. So my answer is I’d like to fly even more.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ~ Barrie, Peter Pan
Would you rather know every language or know how to talk to animals?
By knowing every language, I would also know how to talk to animals, since each species has its own detailed and intelligent parlance. I know many of us already have delightful conversations with our pets, be they dog, cat, or parrot. I’ve just about gotten “hummer” parlance down. But I sure could use help with Italian and French.
Would you rather never be able to write or never able to read?
Without reading, I could never write. Without writing, I’d miss the opportunities to connect with myself, with others, with the Spirit within us all. One is not possible without the other. Let me segue into finishing this by saying, reading and writing help me find my purr.
Blurb on Pam’s new book, MOLLY FINDS HER PURR
Molly the Cat is lonely. No matter how hard she tries to make friends with birds, they all fly away from her. Even other cats don’t seem to like her. Friendless, Molly has no purr. But a wisecracking squirrel opens Molly’s eyes to a world in which friendship comes in all sizes, shapes, and species.
This delightful tale with dazzling illustrations sparkles with sweet insight that makes all readers purr with pleasure at the end.
Pam is an avid reader and lover of writing. She began her career as a medical editor and writer of medical journals and textbooks, and happily moved on to creative writing and writing novels and children’s books. For over 25 years Pam has taught “Creative Writing for Fun” classes in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas. In fact, one of her students became her co-author with her first book of romantic suspense, Twin Desires. Then Pam wrote her next novel, The Right Wrong Man, and soon after published her first illustrated children’s book, Birds of Paradise, which was named a Finalist in the International Book Awards. The two main characters (Bert and Bessie) of that picture book make an appearance in Pam’s upcoming illustrated children’s book, MOLLY FINDS HER PURR.
MOLLY FINDS HER PURR is available beginning October 15th on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as from the publisher, Borgo Publishing. 32-pages, hardbound. (Discounted price before 10/15 at Borgo Publishing.) Pam’s books of fiction are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in softback or e-book. And please check out her weekly blog at Roughwighting!
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