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 - Kill the Beast
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hey FFFers – I’m super excited to be the first stop on the Blog Tour for Kill the Beast by Michele Israel Harper! Not only is this a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, it has FAIRIES!!! Naturally, I volunteered to talk about that.

Hi, Michele! I’m happy to have you on Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith today!

MH: Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Pam. I knew the perfect topic for you and your readers would be fairies!

FFF: I know, right? Why did you include fairies in a Beauty and the Beast story?

MH: To be honest, I hadn’t even planned to include fairies in my book, but it just kind of happened as I did more and more research.

I based Kill the Beast off the original La Belle et la Bête by Madame Villeneuve,

and her book is full of fairies. I  mean, so full of fairies. I had no idea!                             

I grew up on Disney’s version, so this part of the story blew me away.                

FFF: Yeah, we’re not really fans of Disney fairies here. Haha! Details, woman! We need details!

 

 

MH: An angry, vengeful fairy is the one who curses the prince in the first place, since he won’t marry her because she is so old and hideous and crabby.

FFF: I totally get that. But there’s got to more to it.

MH: There is! In La Belle et la Bête, Beauty’s parents are a human king of the Fortunate Island and a beautiful, kind fairy. This fairy is imprisoned by the Fairy Counsel once the vengeful fairy finds out she married a human and had a child with him. Then the vengeful fairy goes to see this king who could possibly win the heart of a fairy and falls madly, irrevocably in love with him herself.

He, of course, wants nothing to do with her, but she’s determined to have him.

FFF: Well, fairies can be like that. What does she do?

MH: The vengeful fairy creates an elaborate scheme to have his daughter killed and comfort him and become his wife, but the beautiful fairy wife’s sister (is this confusing yet?) steals the child, places a sick infant who has just died in her place, and instead gives the half-fairy child to a merchant and his wife. They have no idea their daughter has been replaced.

(I would just like to point out that this is often seen in ancient fae lore, where fairies would steal human babies and replace them with little halflings, or not at all.)

FFF: Ooooooh, yeah. Changelings!

MH: And so Beauty grows up thinking she’s the daughter of this merchant, and she is kind and lovely and beautiful and completely different from her catty older sisters. Her fairy aunt, the one who watches over her, is with the prince and vengeful fairy when she curses the prince and changes him into a hideous beast, so she creates a counter-curse in which one day a beautiful maiden will come, and if she loves him as he is, will reverse the curse.

She, of course, is thinking of Beauty this whole time.

FFF: Of course!

MH: I didn’t want to copy Madame Villeneuve’s story, but it was just so full of fairies, I had to include some of that in Kill the Beast! But with plenty of twists to make it my own, of course.

FFF: I love putting a twist on the fairies in my own writing. Tell us more!

MH: Ah, if you want to know what those twists are, well, you’re just going to have to read my book!

FFF: Haha! I can’t wait! Here’s the back cover copy:

Ro remembers the castle before. Before the gates closed. Before silence overtook the kingdom. Before the castle disappeared. Now it shimmers to life one night a year, seen by her alone.

Once a lady, now a huntress, Ro does what it takes to survive—just like the rest of the kingdom plunged into despair never before known.

But a beast has overtaken the castle. A beast that killed the prince and holds the castle and kingdom captive in his cruel power. A beast Ro has been hired to kill. Thankful the mystery of the prince’s disappearance has been solved, furious the magical creature has killed her hero, Ro eagerly accepts the job to end him.

But things are not as they seem.

Trapped in the castle, a prisoner alongside the beast, Ro wonders what she should fear most: the beast, the magic that holds them both captive, or the one who hired her to kill the beast.

FFF: Does that sound fabulous or what? Thanks for stopping by to talk to my readers, Michele!

MH: Thank you again, Pam, for having me as your guest for my blog tour!

FFF: Check out this amazing cover! Kill the Beast releases on Sept. 25th!

 

 

Michele Israel Harper spends her days as a work-at-home mom and her nights typing away furiously on her laptop. Sleep? Sometimes...

She has her Bachelor of Arts in history, is slightly obsessed with all things French—including Jeanne d’Arc and La Belle et la Bête—and loves curling up with a good book more than just about anything else. Author of Wisdom & Folly: Sisters, Zombie Takeover, Beast Hunter, and Kill the Beast, Michele prays her involvement in writing, editing, and publishing will touch many lives in the years to come.

Visit www.MicheleIsraelHarper.com to learn more about her.   

                      


COVER REVEAL DAY!!
Friday, August 31, 2018

It’s here! It’s here! The cover for Fairyeater is here and IT. IS. FABULOUS!!!

But first, a little about the story (heh, heh, heh…)

All fifteen-year-old Akeela has ever wanted is an ordinary family who will love her. But the only mother she has ever known is the old hag, Krezma, who berates her night and day. Why did the old woman even take her in?

But Krezma knows her charge is no ordinary child. She can see the auras surrounding living things and communicates with fairies. And the birthmark on her palm reveals a secret Krezma must hold close for the child’s safety.

A secret that the witch, Tzmet, hunts for night and day, drying and eating fairies for the power they contain. When Akeela discovers her fate lies in being the next Fairy Guardian, all hope for an ordinary life dissipates like the dreams they were. She must protect the fairies from the witch and an even darker power that threatens them all.

Akeela is unwillingly thrust into an adventure that throws her into the hands of friends, strangers, and enemies masquerading as allies, and it will not end until she decides to accept her fate and give up her dream.

Maybe even her life.

 

RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2018

Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC   www.love2readlove2writepublishing.com

 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I’m freaking out!

 

READY FOR THE COVER???

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 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Okay, so Tzmet’s Window was designed and drawn by the wonderful Kim Sponaugle www.picturekitchenstudio.com and the rest was designed by L2L2’s awsome cover designer, Sara.

Thank you for an incredibly beautiful and engaging cover, girls!!  YOU’RE THE BEST!!

Please share with your friends!


Almost Cover Reveal Time!
Friday, August 24, 2018

hey FFFers! It’s almost time to reveal the cover for my fantasy novel, Fairyeater.  WOOT!!!  Next Friday, Aug. 31st, I’ll be sharing the cover with the world! 

IT. IS. FABULOUS!

If you’d like to help me share it, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/LKP7w5B7eWla4IV03

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!