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 ~ A Superhero for Christmas
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Hey, FFFers!  Looking for a fabulous and different kind of Christmas novel? WOW!  Check out this upcoming new release by H.L. Burke!

 

                                                         

 

Marvel hero action collides with Hallmark Holiday goodness in this new superhero romantic comedy by Award-Winning author H.L Burke. Launches November 5th, 2022!

A Superhero for Christmas When superhero, Glint's, aka Henry Nichols's, powers go on the fritz after a supervillain attack, he finds himself rethinking his priorities. Years of devotion to public service have left him with little for himself, and with forty swiftly approaching, he finds himself longing for his youth on his grandfather's farm. An incognito vacation is just what he needs. Former reporter Lara Landis lost her career and her only long-term relationship all in one humiliating blow. Broke and rudderless, she retreats to her parents' small town grocery store to try and make one last career rally, but how is she going to get a big scoop living in the middle of nowhere? When a poorly disguised superhero lands in her neighborhood, insisting that he's just a normal guy, she can't help but smell a story.

As their chance encounters turn into a begrudging friendship, Lara is surprised to find a caring, sincere human beneath Henry's press-conference-ready exterior. When the truth comes out, though, her big story could turn into his worst nightmare.

What are readers saying about A Superhero For Christmas: Hallmark and Marvel got together to have a baby, Superhero for Christmas. An adorable heart-warming cozy read for the reader looking for some superhero charm with their rom-com.~Ticia

Christmas, romance, and superheroes...this story lifted my heart up, up, and away!~Ernie Laurence, Jr, author of the Islands of Loar series.

A cozy Christmas rom-com with superheroes… it doesn’t get better than this! ~ Brianna This story has all of the feels with, thankfully, not a thing that was sappy.

This is how I have always wished Hallmark holiday stories were written. ~ Veronica Lynn AKA Mrs. Spellsmith

 

        

About the Author:

H. L. Burke has written more books than she can count—because she's written a lot of books, not just because she can't count very high. Easily distracted by shinies, she has published in many subgenres including fantasy romance, Steampunk, and superhero, and always creates story worlds with snark, feels, and wonder.

Married to her high school crush, she spends her time writing, spoiling her cat, and supervising her two supervillains in training (aka her precocious daughters). An Oregon native, she wilts without trees and doesn't mind the rain. She is a fan of delicious flavor, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.

Links: 

Amazon Pre-Order: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFK45G8K 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62611074-a-superhero-for-christmas 

Website: https://www.hlburkeauthor.com/supervillain-rehabilitation-project 


COVER REVEAL ~ The Island Siege
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

hey, FFFers! I have a fabulous cover to share with you! It’s for The Island Siege by Esther Wallace. 

                                                                      

It’s actually a prequel. The story that started the Black Phantom Chronicles. 

The Savage War: The Black Phantom Chronicles Book 1 by Esther Wallace opens with an interesting conversation between Bozzic and his son, Arnacin, in which the father gives his eleven-year-old son documentation of an ocean-faring vessel, a legacy handed down from father to son over the years. In this first entry in The Black Phantom Chronicles, Arnacin receives this singular mission to recreate the vessel. Follow this epic adventure as he gets shipwrecked on the shores of Mira where he is attacked by savages fighting to regain their ancestral lands. Saved by the people of Mira, Arnacin pledges them loyalty. But he quickly finds himself embroiled in a war he never bargained for, unable to accept the actions of the king of Mira that only makes matters worse. Can he rebuild his ship and find his way home or will he find his destiny in Mira?

                                                                       

 

Sounds exciting, huh?

But you’re here to see the shiny new cover, right?  Well, you have to wait a bit longer, ‘cause I want to share a little about the story first.

As Arnacin is making his way home to Enchantress Island, war is brewing in nearby Elcan. No one has tried to conquer Ansky since the Sanguinea Peace Treaty. Yet Wilber, king of Evfel and regent of Ansky, plans to succeed… from the inside, purposefully nurturing bitterness and pride in his young nephew, Prince Evan Maxwell, in the hope that the people will reject the prince in favor of Evfel’s rule. After being orphaned, Evan’s only solace is in the horses of his father’s stable. He loathes the idea of assuming the throne and fears being forced into accepting his duties. Yet that changes when the wild stallion Darkfire enters his life and Evan meets the people of the magical Ice Woods, where his quest to discover his destiny begins. What follows takes Evan and Darkfire into the heart of Enchantress Island and the secrets sleeping there.

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Island Siege will be releasing in November! Keep a lookout!

 

 


Who's the Monster?
Monday, October 10, 2022

hey FFFers!  I’m excited to announce the newest anthology I have a story in: Who’s the Monster?

Who really is the monster in the Frankenstein mythos?

Creator or Creation?

Who is the victim, and who is the victor?

Join us as we explore variations on the theme of Frankenstein -- doctor and monster -- in modern-day, historic and fantasy settings, through the eyes of creator, creation, and those they encounter along the way. We'll visit some friends and settings we've met before, and new ones to make you smile, shiver, and shed a tear.

Guaranteed, you'll never look at a mad scientist the same way again.

 

RELEASE DATE: October 15th

 

I have some copies already!  WOOT!  

                                           

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it next to my fridge.  Haha!

The publisher, Ye Olde Dragon Books   https://yeoldedragonbooks.com/  is sharing excerpts from each of the ten stories on their Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1436254603241495 and so far, they look AMAZING!

Here’s what they shared from my story, Fix and Refresh:


“Hi, welcome to Chapters and Pages!” Frank said for the hundredth time.The door jingled as person after person came in. Everyone chattered and talked about the bookstore. They were so happy to have one in their little town of Geneva.
“Mr. Steinbrook, can you help me find a book about pirate ships?” an eight-year-old boy asked. “Me and my grandpa used to read pirate books.” He looked down for a moment. “Before he died.”
“Sure!” Frank replied. “I bet you had some great times with your grandpa.”
The boy told Frank his name was Timmy. Timmy Shoemaker. Frank had the strangest feeling of déjà vu. It grew stronger as he pulled out an age-appropriate book and handed it to Timmy.
The day went on, and often he had the feeling he’d had similar conversations with people—strangers—or he’d helped them find a book that was familiar to him even though he’d never read it.
The freakiest part of the day was when he had given a middle-aged woman, Mrs. Ratherly, a cookbook for seafood. He had glanced at his hands and got the feeling they weren’t his. For a couple of seconds, he couldn’t feel his fingers. Then it passed. His hands were okay, but he didn’t feel okay.
As he turned the key to lock up for the evening, he reflected over the day. It had been a great success. He knew it wouldn’t be as busy every day as it had been today, but it was clear Geneva needed this bookstore.
As he pulled the key out of the lock, he had the same feeling about his hands.
“Stop it,” he said out loud. “Stop it!”
He shoved the key into his pants pocket and began the short walk to the convenience store for a snack.
His loafers clicked on the sidewalk as he strode. He liked the sound. It was comfortable. Familiar.
But how could it be? These shoes were brand new. He’d never worn loafers before. He had thought he needed something a bit nicer for the store.
Frank slowed his steps. Again, the feeling as though part of his body wasn’t his. First his hands, and now his feet. He stood on the edge of the circle of light from the streetlamp. Was he imagining things?

 

I think this story is the best one I’ve written yet. I’m really learning to love writing short stories!

Want a copy before Halloween? Contact me below and let me know! They will be retailing for $14.99 but you can get a copy from me for $12. Plus shipping, if I need to mail it to you. 

And just for fun, here’s a picture of me and Daryl 6 months before our wedding.

                                            

And 6 months before our 30th anniversary.

                                                          

Was I destined to be in this anthology or what??