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 for LAMENT
Friday, January 29, 2021

Hey FFFers! I’m very happy to be the caboose for the Blog Tour for LAMENT by Laura Zimmerman. It's been a great ride!

Laura is my publishing sister with Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing and I couldn’t be happier! I love all my publishing siblings there. Such a wonderful publishing house!! And an even better editor!!  (<3 Michele)

  https://www.love2readlove2writepublishing.com/ 

                                                             

We writers are usually visual people. Maybe not as much as illustrators, but we not only hear our character’s voices, we know what they look like, too. Laura is no different, and she’s come up with some amazing images of her characters in LAMENT.

Tell us about them, Laura!

 

LLZ: Thanks, sister!

One of my favorite things to do before describing my characters is to scroll through Pinterest to see which looks reflect the character’s personality. It helps me see the characters in my head as they interact with each other as I write. Here are just a few of the characters you’ll meet in Lament!

The OG Fae: You know these guys well! Caoine is our beloved teenage banshee, half-fae/half-human. And this wouldn’t be a story without her best friend Aubree and her boyfriend Oliver! Both are there for her despite her insecurities, which makes her journey into the Unseelie Realm that much more lonely.

                                                          

 

FFF:  Wow! I never thought about looking at Pinterest for story images. I’ll be doing that from now on. And Oliver?  Hubba Hubba!!  hahaha!

LLZ:  I know, right?

The New Fae: When Caoine reaches the Unseelie Realm, she realizes she must learn to trust someone if she’s ever going to get back home. Aibell is the first companion she meets, but this girl doesn’t work alone. Caoine quickly comes to rely on her new friends Laoise, Killian, and Gar. (Even if Gar refuses to smile!)

                                                            

 

FFF: Gar looks EXACTLY like I pictured him! And of course you had to have Legolas!  *swoon*

LLZ: Of course!  *cheesy grin*

 

The Mystery Fae: There are a couple characters that must remain a mystery until you read the story. But I promise these friends aren’t total strangers to you! Clíodhna and Rohan play an important part in Caoine’s future both within the Unseelie Realm and outside of it. Keep an eye out for more of both of them in book three!

                                                            

 

FFF: Well, I love a good mystery! And Rohan … he gives Legolas a run!  haha!  *sheesh*

LLZ: You’re welcome  *wink*

Thanks for meeting a few of my friends! I’d love to hear who your favorite character is from Lament!

FFF: Thanks for joining us! I will let you know my favorite character when I FINALLY get my copy!!  *come ON, Amazon!*

Just looking at these images makes me even more excited to read LAMENT! Of course, I can keep working on my own manuscript while I’m waiting.  *ahem*

Here’s more about Laura! Because she’s fabulous!!  xo

Laura L. Zimmerman lives in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, three daughters, and three furbaby felines. As a child, she became convinced she was a mermaid, which she still believes to this day. Being a mythological creature, she caught the traveling bug at an early age and spent two and a half years with a missionary organization roaming the world. During her travels she met her Mr. Darcy, and they married soon after. Recently, she and her family moved across the country twice in a ridiculously short amount of time, but she’s happy to report she plans to stay put for a good number of years, thank you very much.

Laura is currently a stay-at-home mom and home educator by day, drinker of coffee by night. Besides writing, she’s passionate about loving Jesus, watching anything Star Wars, and singing loudly. An avid reader, she often has overdue library fines and a TBR pile as tall as Trump Tower.

Her favorite form of writing is flash fiction, which is evident from the number of stories she’s produced on her blog as well as contests she’s entered and even judged! You can catch her in a bookstore, coffee shop, or shoveling popcorn in her mouth at the local movie theater.

Connect with Laura on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or her website, Caffeinated Fiction: https://lauralzimmerman.wordpress.com/ .

She is represented by Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency.

You can grab your copy of LAMENT here: https://www.love2readlove2writepublishing.com/bookstore/ 

Or if you want it on Kindle: https://smile.amazon.com/Lament-Banshee-Song-Book-Two-ebook/dp/B08QTQ4ZT9/  


COVER REVEAL - Lament
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hey FFFers! Time for another cover reveal! I’m extra excited to share this one with you because it’s the second in the Banshee Song Series by my publishing sister, Laura Zimmerman!

 

                                                                        

Laura L. Zimmerman lives in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, daughters, and furbaby felines. Besides writing, she’s passionate about loving Jesus, anything Star Wars, and singing loudly. She takes her coffee black and spends her days pretending to do yoga. Find out more about her at www.lauralzimmerman.wordpress.com 

 

The first book in the Banshee Song Series, KEEN, was an amazing read for me. Laura took the legend of the Banshee and gave it a delightful twist!

                                                                

Half-faerie Caoine (Cane) has no control over the banshee lament she sings each night, predicting the death of others. A senior in a brand new high school, she expects the same response she’s received at every other school: judgment from fellow students over her unusual eyes and unnaturally white skin and hair. However, when Caoine arrives at West Lincoln High, for the first time in her life she finds friends. Real friends.

But being a teenager is never easy, especially when the star soccer player, Oliver, sets his sights on her. Allowing him to get close means revealing her curse to the human world. She can’t let that happen. Life spins further out of control when her lament comes out during the day, those whose death she predicts die right in front of her, and a dark faerie known only as the Unseelie prince blames Caoine by leaving her the creepiest notes ever.

Her curse is not supposed to work like that. In a race against time, Caoine must uncover the Unseelie prince’s identity and stop a spell before it unleashes hell on earth, all while trying to control her banshee song and finding a place among her peers.

Senior year just got real.

 

In the next book, LAMENT:

Half-fae banshee, Caoine, is devastated by the loss of her father and couldn’t care less about her high school graduation. Ignorant of an old enemy seeking revenge, she is whisked away to the Unseelie Realm where she learns someone dear to her is being held captive. She vows not to go home until he’s free.

Then she finds out she’s trapped, unable to return to the human realm.

In order to go home, she must set aside old prejudices and work with a nemesis to survive faerie tricks and fae creatures hungry for human blood. Only then will she discover the secret to her escape and her loved one’s freedom.

Aided by an unlikely band of fae, she uncovers more about her banshee powers than she dreamed possible, even as the fae remind her of just how human she really is.

She’ll take the drama of high school over the pettiness of the fae any day.

 

I’m so looking forward to reading this!!  But first … the cover!

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Looks like Caoine means business in this one!

Congrats, Laura and LoveToReadLoveToWrite Publishing! This book can’t come out soon enough!!

 

If you’d like to follow Laura, here are some links to check out:

Website: https://lauralzimmerman.wordpress.com  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorLLZimmerman  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauralzimm  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauralzimmauthor  

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8199582.Laura_L_Zimmerman  

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lacrow1040 


COVER REVEAL - The Soda Pop Wars
Monday, August 3, 2020

hey FFFers – I am delighted to share this cover with you. It’s the sequel to a super fun middle grade fiction, Iggy and Oz - The Plastic Dinos of Doom by J.J. Johnson (which won a Realm Award this year!!  WOOT!!)

But first, meet J.J. 

 

                                                           

J.J. Johnson grew up in Pryor Creek Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma Baptist Universtiy with a major in Student Ministry and a minor in Sociology. He currently resides in Edmond Oklahoma where he lives with his wife, Ashley, and their boys.

He strayed from his short stories for adults into middle grade, and let me tell you, he found his voice there! His boys are an inspiration, I’m sure. Their antics he shares on Facebook always make me laugh.

In the first book: 

Iggy Risner is your typical wise-cracking twelve-year-old. When his younger brother, Oz, wakes him in the middle of the night claiming he heard a monster in the attic, Iggy takes him upstairs to prove him wrong. But instead of a flesh-eating beast, they discover hundreds of their plastic toy dinosaurs that have mysteriously come to life.

When the dinos escape the attic and start terrorizing young kids in the neighborhood and trampling flower beds, somehow Iggy, Oz, and their friends must catch the plastic dinos of doom before the damage escalates. But what do you do when your parents doubt your story, and a group of clueless neighborhood bullies stand in the way?

                                                                     

 

The sequel, The Soda Pop Wars sounds even more fun!

What if you discovered soda pop that gave you superpowers with each sip?

Iggy Risner is back with another laugh out loud neighborhood adventure. However, this time the stakes are much higher. The discovery of a long-forgotten soda pop machine is about to turn the neighborhood on its end. Not only does the soda taste great- it gives every kid who drinks it: Superpowers.

Flying Orange, Walk Through Walls Rootbeer and Invisible Grape. For Iggy, the chance to be the neighborhood hero is too tempting to pass up.

When a group of high school bullies gets their hands on the soda- Iggy joins forces with his arch-nemesis.

Will they keep the neighborhood from being ruled by a gang of high school tormentors? Or will they find themselves losing a battle that could cause every kid to live in terror?

Iggy & Oz: The Soda Pop Wars will make your child’s imagination soar and make the hair behind their necks stand on end as they read on. Full of twist and turns, this is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Last Kids on Earth.

 

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Does that POP or what??  hahahaha!! (pun intended – hee, hee!)

You can preorder it now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F1R18SB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 

I ordered mine and can’t wait to read it!

And the first book is FREE on Kindle right now! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WF8WR8Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 

Yeah. I’m an adult. But I enjoy a good story, and Iggy & Oz are a lot of fun! It sometimes feels good to pretend you’re 12 again.

Congrats, J.J.!  Looking so forward to having more fun with Iggy & Oz!