Pam Halter
Writing Editing Serving

Welcome to my website!

As an author, I'm honored to have had my writing published and am looking forward to more projects in print. It's my goal to show God's truths in story form. I work hard to never preach, but to engage and entertain my readers. I'm also learning about myself as I go along.

As an editor, I'm here to help and encourage you. I have been on this writing journey since 1994 and have gleaned a lot along the way. What do you need? If you are a new author and need a fresh pair of eyes, I can read your manuscript and give you notes, examples and encouragement. If you're experienced and need some feedback, I can help strengthen your story. Check out the editing page.

As a parent, I know it's not an easy thing, raising a child with special needs. Many days I feel isolated, tired, frustrated, and sometimes angry. We can encourage each other when the days are heavy and we can rejoice when they are light. If you're the parent of a special needs child and are feeling overwhelmed and need support from someone who understands, please visit my blog.

As an inspirational fantasy novelist, I'm always learning. If you're a Christian who writes fantasy, reads fantasy, or wonders if a Christian should even enjoy fantasy, this is the place to talk about it. I'm looking forward to some great discussion!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have blessed you in some small way today.  
~Pam

Recent Posts

Blog Tour - DEAR AUTHOR
Monday, December 9, 2019

 

Hey FFFers! I’m wild with delight to introduce you to this DEBUT book by Laura A. Grace!

It’s not a novel. It’s not a book of short stories. It’s not a collection of poems.

WHAT IS IT??

It’s an incredibly unique set of LETTERS written by a FANGIRL (Laura) to AUTHORS. Any author! Seriously! There’s a letter for an author at every stage of their career.

Since this book is so unique, I wanted to do a unique interview. So … I’ll be interviewing …

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Ready?

 

FFF: hey, Pam!

PH: hey – so, this is weird.

FFF: I know, right?

PH: heh, heh, heh … you’re such a dork.

FFF: Takes one. Okay, so how do you want to do this?

PH: Let’s start out with how I know Laura. I “met” Laura A. Grace (Laura Pol) in the Realm Makers Consortium on Facebook. She is the most encouraging person I know. So young and sweet! Which usually bugs me (haha) but with Laura, it’s different. She’s genuine, and you can tell. And the longer I know her, the more loved I feel, which makes me love her more and more, too!

I got to know her more when I would participate in Blog Tours for other authors. See, Laura’s business, Unicorn Quester, comes alongside of authors and publishing houses to help them with blog tours, book reviews, and marketing. Laura has a gift for this, and it’s so needed as most authors are either clueless about marketing, or they reeeeeeeeeally hate doing it.

FFF: The struggle!

PH: I know! Anyway, when my debut novel, Fairyeater, came out through Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing (www.love2readlove2writepublishing.com), they hired Laura to organize the blog tour. She’s efficient, organized, and super helpful! I had a GREAT blog tour!

FFF: Yep, I was part of that.

PH: You were! Thanks!

FFF: Welcome! So, what did you think when Laura said she was writing a book for authors?

PH: I was excited for her, and excited to see what she came up with. She’s so creative!

FFF: You signed up to read an ARC, right? What did you think?


PH: Ya know, it’s always a nerve-wracking thing to read a friend’s stuff. You hope and pray you’ll, at least, like it! But I loved, loved, LOVED, Laura’s book, DEAR AUTHOR!

                                                                         

FFF: It sounds like a book at directly addresses authors.

PH: It is – but it’s super unique. DEAR AUTHOR is just what it sounds like, a book of letters written to authors. There’s not a book like it out there! The layout is simple, with one letter per 2 pages. Each one is directed at a specific author, and no one is left out.

FFF: What does that mean, no one is left out?

PH: There are letters for debut authors, struggling authors, authors who are brand new to learning the craft, as well as authors who have been in the business for a long time. And several more besides!

FFF: I see it’s illustrated.

PH: Ohmygosh! Such CUTE illustrations! I’d show you, but I’d rather encourage you to buy the book and see for yourself.

FFF: I actually HAVE purchased one, and yep, they’re super cute!!

PH: I agree.

FFF: Will you share with us something fun Laura helped you with for Fairyeater?

PH: sure – check this out – Laura became a fairyeater and took a picture! She also did a video book review! That was GREAT fun.

                                                                     

FFF: Thanks for, uh, stopping by, Pam. I know my readers will be as delighted as we “both” are about Laura’s book, DEAR AUTHOR.

PH: Thanks for having me!

                                                                 

 

About DEAR AUTHOR: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl

Think your words might not matter? Think again.

Words have the power to change lives, especially when they are used to create meaningful stories. In this collection of letters, bookish fangirl Laura A. Grace addresses topics related to every writer’s journey. From “character conversations,” to embracing one’s unique writing style, to celebrating a release day—there is a letter for every author no matter where they may be in sharing their story with others.

DEAR AUTHOR includes six illustrations by Hannah S.J. Williams.

 

About the Author

Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author too! Now an avid book blogger at Unicorn Quester and writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband. Join her quest to find wandering unicorns for your favorite authors at www.unicornquester.com!

 

 

Find DEAR AUTHOR on:

Amazon — Barnes & Noble — Book Depository

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48473803-dear-author

 

You can also find Laura on:

Facebook (uq4authors) — Twitter (uq4authors) — Instagram (uq4authors) — YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-u-2ISJD33-o9YDd-0kv4Q


The Great - a truly unique picture book
Monday, December 2, 2019

Hey FFFers! Today, I’m sharing a different kind of picture book. Rachel Gregory came to me with this book idea, and after several rounds of revisions, she has a wonderful book families and teachers can use to help young children through the grief process.

Thanks for being here, today, Rachel!

RG: I’m happy to be here!

FFF: Rachel – as your editor, I know the story behind your debut picture book, The Great. I know my readers will be interested in learning about what happened to your family and why you wanted to write a book about it for children.

                                                                    

So many families have lost babies in a miscarriage or shortly after birth, and many of them don’t really talk about it. We both agree it helps with the grieving process if people are made to feel comfortable sharing what they want to share.

So, with that in mind, please tell my readers what happened to your family.

RG: After losing my son to extreme prematurity and giving birth to my rainbow daughter - I wanted to write a story that I could share with her. A story where I could explain death in a language that a child could understand as well as the hope that comes after.

Children are sheltered from various topics and I believe that pain and adversity should not be a sign of defeat but used for teaching them how to find hope and turning it into something beautiful.

FFF: I love that! God doesn’t waste anything, especially our pain. What made you want to write a children’s book about it?

RG: This was not an easy story to tell, but telling it from the eyes of a third grader with an optimistic and creative view turned this tragic narrative into a beautiful story of hope and this is the lesson I hope both parents and children would gather from this book.

FFF: I totally agree. What is your goal for the book?

RG: It is my burning desire that this book help as a guide to initiate sensitive topics within the home as start guide. I want this book to help as a comfort to both children and families knowing they are not alone. That this book will bring them hope, comfort, and healing. I hope this book reaches beyond my wildest dreams and its intended audience. 

FFF: I hope the same! The title of your book is The Great. Tell us how you picked the title and what it means.

RG: Well, it takes great courage to draft such after having gone through such loss. My son was a great fighter. He wanted to live! But the complications were too much for his small body. The book represents all that I hope to teach children – the courage to be great in all areas of live even when life doesn’t go the way you so desired.

FFF: What a wonderful gift to give to children! Please give us some information about the organization you started.

RG: The Turks & Caicos Premature Foundation comprise of a group of mothers/fathers set out to assist families by providing grieving support to other families that have gone through the loss of an infant and awareness to others. Families will often ask “what next?” and having gone through the same loss, are grateful to be able provide some form of comfort and assistance in this time.

FFF: Can you give us the most important tip for handling this kind of grief?

RG: The greatest advice would be to allow yourself to go through the motions of grieving, the depression, anxiety, anger etc. seek professional help if you must, meditate, go for a run, have a glass of wine- whatever works for. But know that you can’t stay there forever. It is not a healthy place.

FFF: Good advice. Do you think you’ll write more stories?

RG: Yes, of course. I have commenced writing Gracie’s Wallet (another children’s book). Additionally, I have recently completed my adult book, Cry & Then Boss Up, a nonfiction book on dealing with losses and using that energy to ultimately becoming a Boss rather than allowing the chaos of this world to defeat you.

FFF: I look forward to reading them!

Thank you so much for being here! I hope and pray God will bless your book and use it to help grieving families everywhere!

RG: Thanks for having me!

 

                                        

Rachel was born in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, Rachel Gregoire has lived in both Massachusetts and Florida where she completed her undergraduate degree. Returning to the Turks & Caicos, she continued her studies online at the University of Liverpool. She completed her master's degree in International Finance and Accounting, and shortly after, she was accepted to the University of Walden to pursue her doctorate in Business Administration. In addition to her background in finance, she is an author and a hotelier.

She truly believes that no one should allow their pain and adversity to defeat them but instead turn it into something beautiful. She has a genuine passion for others; she enjoys writing, reading, playing the violin, running, and traveling. After losing her dear son to extreme prematurity, Rachel became a founding member of the Turks & Caicos Premature Foundation: finding purpose in every loss.

Connect with Rachel!

https://www.facebook.com/rachel.gregory.710

The website for Rachel’s foundation is under construction, but here’s the link you can bookmark for later:  www.rachelgreg.com 

Rachel’s book makes a great Christmas gift! https://smile.amazon.com/Great-Rachel-Gregory/dp/1612447295/


COVER REVEAL - Dear Author
Monday, November 4, 2019

Hey FFFers – ohmygosh, I am wild with delight to share the COVER for this upcoming book, Dear Author, by Laura A Grace!!! I’m also reading an ARC right now, and will share a review with you when I’m done!

SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

 

                                                     

We usually see Laura encouraging and supporting authors with blog tours, book reviews, and more through her business, Unicorn Quester:  https://unicornquester.com/ and her upcoming book is no different.

About Dear Author: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl

Think your words might not matter? Think again.

Words have the power to change lives, especially when they are used to create meaningful stories. In this collection of letters, bookish fangirl Laura A. Grace addresses topics related to every writer’s journey. From “character conversations,” to embracing one’s unique writing style, to celebrating a release day—there is a letter for every author no matter where they may be in sharing their story with others.

Dear Author includes six illustrations by Hannah S.J. Williams.

 

I can attest to Laura’s encouragement in my own writing. She’s always there to cheer me on, share my book news, and even take part in some fairy-eating fun! hahahaha!

                                                              

 

So, you’re here for the COVER REVEAL.  Let’s get to it.

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Isn’t is fabulous and fun???

 

                                                             

 

And the writing will NOT disappoint you! Congrats and THANK YOU, Laura!! You are amazing!

About the Author

Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author too! Now an avid book blogger at Unicorn Quester and writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband. Join her quest to find wandering unicorns for your favorite authors at unicornquester.com!

Find Laura on: Facebook — Twitter — Instagram — YouTube

Purchase Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48473803-dear-author 

Pre-Order Goodies Form: https://form.jotform.com/93016252186151  

 

Thanks for celebrating Laura’s Cover Reveal with me!