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

Yay For Friends!
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

I want to share something else good regarding Anna’s words.  :)

Okay, so as most of my readers know, Anna isn't real verbal. Sure, she babbles a lot and talks nonsense, even though she's capable of real words. But sometimes, real words bust out.

I was getting her ready for her bus yesterday and she ALWAYS fights me, and yesterday was no different. And I keep up a constant encouraging talk, saying things like, "Come on, Anna, it's time for program. You're gonna see your friends, and play games, and do crafts. You love program!" So, she was wiggling and walking in circles, as usual, while I was trying to zip up the harness she wears for safety on the bus and I'm praying the usual, keep her safe and happy prayer. We always wait until I see the bus coming before getting her shoes on or she'll kick them off and then there's NO getting them back on, and it's too cold to drag her out in barefeet.

So, I'm putting on her boots and she's kicking and saying, "no, no, no ..." as usual, but I got them on and she indicated she wanted her gloves on, so I picked them up and put on one. As I was putting on the second one, she said, "Go see friends" just as clear as clear can be! And she walked out to the bus, smiling and happy.

This is HUGE. Huge. Yay for friends!!!

 

                                                                 

This picture was from a few years ago – a trip with her “friends” to the cornfield maze. She’s the second on from the bottom.  Anna’s day program keeps everyone busy!


Show You!
Monday, September 11, 2017

Okay, so I should have posted this when it happened, but I didn’t. Still, it’s worth sharing.

Anna says words and phrases all the time. Most of the time, we can figure out what she means. Sometimes, we can’t. Some things are from her videos and some are from her books. For the last 15 years or more, she’s been saying, “Show you!” over and over and over. And I always say, “Show me what, babe?” and she never responds. She just keeps repeating it.

Well, in May, I was putting the harness she wears on the bus on her, and as I’ve been doing since she started riding a bus, I prayed over her. The same prayer I’ve been saying for 20 years or so. “The Lord bless you and keep you, Anna. The Lord grant you a happy, compliant and seizure free day and traveling mercies.” And I zip up the harness. Well, that day, as I was zipping her up, she said, “Show you!” and I froze. It clicked. And I said, “Bless you?” and she said, “Yay!” and smiled.

All this time, my girl was saying “Bless you”.  How about that?

Bless you, friends, from me and Anna!

 

                                                                     


Realm Makers, here I come!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hey FFFers!  I leave tonight for Realm Makers 2017!  Sooooooo excited!  It’s in Reno this year – we’re celebrating our 5th anniversary – and Ted Dekker is our keynote speaker.

I’m looking forward to learning cool stuff, meeting with a couple of editors, hanging with fellow Realmies, and the COSTUME BANQUET! As I’m the resident fairy for RM, my costume is, of course, a fairy.  But not just ANY fairy. This year, I’m going as the Sneak Fairy. See, I got registered 2 weeks early this year because of a glitch in the system where I received an email that registration was open. I took full advantage of it and got registered and was dubbed the Sneak Fairy because I snuck in early.  Ha!  So, naturally, that’s when I got the idea for my costume. I’ll post pictures after the Banquet …. ‘cause it's a secret!  But sparkly camoflauge *could* be involved.

I’ll have a full report when I get back! In the meantime, here’s a pic of me in the fairy costume I wore 2 years ago.