After an earlier career spent working and travelling around the world, including stints as cook on an outback cattle station, interpreter on expedition in Cameroon and English teacher in Jakarta, Pamela stumbled into writing as a way of funding a PhD in Medieval Studies. Settling at last in York, for several years she combined academic research with a successful career as a romance writer. Her thesis on the streets of later medieval and early modern York was finally completed in 2004 and she continues to work (very slowly) on a scholarly edition of the wardmote court records that formed the basis of her research. The Memory of Midnight is her second novel based on her study of Elizabethan York and written under her real name. "
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220530941392774 - 2 days ago
So, how are the new year's resolutions going?? Mine - very unoriginal - was to get fitter so I have gone back to Week 1 of the NHS Couch to 5k programme. I have to say I'm struggling ! But first week successfully completed and running (mostly walking at this stage, to be honest) isn't so bad on a clear morning. This was my view when I had completed yesterday's "run". Then drove back to York for a few days: v glad to be home with familiar signs, but wondering if a few Bile Beans might not be easier than running. Would certainly like to be healthy, bright eyed and slim in 2017!
220530941392774 - 9 days ago
Thanks to Wendy Saunders who has, in the nicest possible way, prompted me to emerge blinking into the light of 2017 and get back to Facebook. I have been shamefully absent, I know, and I'm embarrassed to realise that I'm too late to wish you all a very happy new year (although I do).
To be truthful, I have enjoyed a break from the news. I had a very quiet Christmas but a lovely new year with a houseful of friends, two dogs and a kitten as well as Douglas, who was confined upstairs and was NOT impressed (as you can see from his photo). The weather was beautiful and we had some wonderful walks, but now the rain has come back, the house is empty and I am desperately trying to get back to work.
I am still waiting to sign contracts, so had better keep schtum until I have, but I am back in deadline mode and writing frantically (= no social media) and hope to have news of two very different books very soon.
220530941392774 - 29 days ago
Thank you all so much for sharing your bright spots of 2016 - what a welcome change from the doom and gloom of the news. I feel quite uplifted now! I would love to be able to send everyone a copy, but have had to limit myself to the four books that I have with me in Scotland. So here's hoping winning a copy will make another bright spot for Yasmin Bezirgan, Irina Shapiro, Emma Hannan and Carole Coombs. Do message me or email your postal addresses and I will get the books in the post asap.
Thank you to everyone who has posted or commented here over the year: I can't tell you what it means to me! Wishing you a very happy Christmas, and peace, tolerance and compassion in 2017 for us all.
Signing out of 2016 with an old favourite that always makes me smile!
220530941392774 - one month ago
Preoccupied by other things, it's taken me a while to get into the Christmas spirit, but I'm hoping to have some publishing news to share in the new year (no uncrossing of fingers just yet, though) and today I put my 3000 word target aside to put up a tree and wind some lights up the stairs so am feeling more festive. Time for a Christmas giveaway, I think.
I'll be glad to see the back of 2016, I have to say, but there have been good times too: Spain, Edinburgh and some fabulous walks on the North York Moors for a start. So, a signed copy of your choice of my books could be yours if you share a bright moment from your year below (don't forget to let me know which book you'd like in your comment). I'll pick a winner next week.
I'm on the Liberta blog today, talking about ... well, you can probably guess what!
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