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.  

Recent Posts

Willoughby Wednesday Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It won’t be long now before Willoughby’s next book, Willoughby and the Lumpy Bumpy Cake will be released! Kim & I are very excited about this one.

Willoughby has a problem. Tomorrow is Rosewings’ birthday and every cake Willoughby tries to bake ends up lumpy, bumpy, black and burned. How will he ever surprise his friend? Frustrated, Willoughby tosses the burnt lump of cake out his cave door where it hits someone on the head. Someone BIG. Someone Willoughby never expected to meet.

Is Willoughby in more trouble than just not having a cake for Rosewings?

Here’s a sneak peek:


We’re planning a dragon party on Saturday, March 24th, 10am-12noon at ACORN VILLAGE on Rt. 49, Salem NJ 08079. Lots of fun and prizes … and CAKE!!

Stay tuned for the Facebook party, as well.  WOOT!


Blog Tour COMMON by Laurie Lucking
Monday, February 05, 2018

hey FFFers – I’m delighted to be the first stop on the Blog Tour for my friend, Laurie Lucking’s, debut novel, COMMON, publishing by Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing.  Woot!!   


My review for Common

At first glance, Common seems like a, well, common kind of love story. A peasant girl befriends the prince and then falls in love with him. And he with her. And, of course, they’re forbidden to marry. But that’s where it strays off the common path and takes you on an adventure!

When they are just children, Leah and the prince, Rafe, meet secretly in a closet to share their struggles and successes. They become best friends – and they fall in love. But the prince can’t marry a servant girl. His parents want him to marry a princess from the neighboring Trellich. When Leah discovers a Trellich plot to assassinate the prince and his parents and take over the kingdom, she tries to warn them. Which gets her banished for treason.

She asks to go to Trellich, and she’s taken part of the way and abandoned. She’s found by a group of mystic nuns. I gotta tell ya, I love these nuns! They’re fun AND mysterious. They help Leah get a job in the Trellich castle so Leah can try to get evidence to prove she’s not lying.

Leah gets the evidence and returns to Imperia, but she finds the prince has been drugged!

Did I mention an evil dark sorceror? Yeah. The mystic nuns go head to head with him. Told ya they were cool!

Yes, there’s a happy ending, for which I’m happy about, as who really wants a sad ending? Maybe some people enjoy a tragedy, but not me! Give me happily ever after every time.

I enjoyed the relationship between Leah and her mother. I thought the characters were well developed, and I enjoyed Laurie’s voice very much. She doesn’t give too much detail, which I like. Get me to the story already!  Haha!

Here’s some fun information on the story’s historical setting.

Common takes place in the fictional kingdoms of Imperia and Trellich. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no historian, so I didn’t closely relate my fantasy world to one particular time or place. But my greatest inspirations came from Great Britain, ranging from the late Medieval to Regency periods, both in terms of social customs and technology. It was fun to develop a culture that would give readers a certain sense of familiarity, while also incorporating unique structures and traditions. Here’s a little sense of the castle life I envisioned for my characters:

Dorendyn Castle: The protagonist, Leah, has spent her entire childhood at Dorendyn Castle. While life as a servant involves a lot of hard work, her associations with the castle are generally positive since her family, friends, and favorite prince all reside there.

Gardens: Like most prosperous kingdoms, the Imperian royal family’s home has impressive, well-maintained gardens. Leah only ventures out on occasion since her daily tasks are all accomplished indoors, but the calm gardens are the site of a few pivotal scenes in the book.

Candles: In the absence of sunlight, palace residents rely on candles. Leah and Prince Raphael also make special use of candles to communicate across the castle grounds.

Peasantry Festival: One day a year, the servants are all relieved from their duties to enjoy the Peasantry Festival—a lively event filled with food and goods vendors, music, and dancing.

Guards: Guards are a typical sight patrolling the halls of both Dorendyn Castle and the royal seat of Trellich, Glonsel Palace. Leah’s experiences with guards are mixed, as several are harsh, but others are kind and protective.

Carriage: The primary method of transportation in both Imperia and Trellich is horse-drawn carriage, though servants generally travel on foot or horseback. Leah’s first ride on a carriage comes toward the end of the book, but it’s definitely not for a relaxing excursion!

Glonsel Palace: When the story’s events take Leah to Glonsel Palace, she finds it dark and intimidating compared with Dorendyn Castle. Fortunately, the inhabitants are more welcoming than she initially fears.


If you enjoy the clothing, architecture, and pageantry of anything from Jane Austen novels to Disney princess movies, then I think you’ll feel right at home in the world of Common.

Common releases on Feb. 14th, but you can preorder it now on Amazon.  Congrats, Laurie!






Manuscript Monday - a new beginning
Monday, January 22, 2018

Hey FFFers! I’m trying once again to utilize the schedule I set way back last year for my writing blog. Mondays are for manuscript updates – mine and news about my friends. Wednesdays are dedicated to Willoughby, if there’s any new news. And Fridays, I’m hoping to post fantasy pictures.

So here we are – Monday. I’m excited to let you know that I’ll be working with an amazing mentor, Nancy Rue, for the prequel to Fairyeater! I didn’t used to see the purpose of prequels, but then I was sharing with my friend, Jim, the plot of Fairyeater and he said, “You know what would be cool? If we could see how Riss’aird became the Dark Lord.”

Well, I thought about that for a while and the idea grew on me. It really would be cool to see that. And to get to know Krezma when she was young and mischevious. In Fairyeater, we only know her as old and cantankerous.

Fairyeater is set for release in August. Woot! And my goal is to have a decent draft for the prequel, which I’m calling Fairystone, by the time Realm Makers rolls around in July. I have the timeline and the first 3 chapters written and have started the 4th chapter. It feels like a HUGE job, but with Nancy coming along side me, I’ll be able to get it done. She helped me with Fairyeater, after all.

Writing is not as solitary as people might think – at least, not for me. I’m the rare extroverted writer, so I work best with someone. Sure, most of the actual writing is done alone, but I need the feedback as I go along, so it’s worth it to me to hire Nancy. She’s an amazing mentor! You can read more about her mentorship program here: 

Below, that’s Nancy on the left and me on the right. In the center is middle grade suspense author, Tim Shoemaker. We were all teaching together at the Greater Philly conference 2 years ago. I love this picture!! So thankful God put these friends – and more – in my life! I would have given up without them and my family. They always encourage me to keep going.

Writing friends, who encourages your writing?