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 - Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales
Monday, October 01, 2018

hey FFFers – this blog tour features an anthology (collection of short stories) from the Fellowship of Fantasy that includes cats.  How cool is that? I mean, the ancient Egypians used to worship cats.

Cats have never forgotten this. Heh.

Here today is Savannah Jezowski.

FFF: Hi Savannah, welcome to Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith! I love the idea about a fantasy cat anthology. Can’t wait to read it.

SJ: Thanks for having me, Pam!

FFF: Can you tell us about the inspiration for your story, The Witching Hour?

SJ: The original inspiration for this story came when I was trying to enter a Cinderella retelling for a contest about four years ago. Instead of a glass slipper, I wanted a glass city, instead of fairy godmothers and ugly stepsisters, I wanted wizards and evil beasties. There also wasn’t a kitty in this story. Which is probably the reason the story never went anywhere, because how could any story be complete without a cat?

FFF: I know, right? So, what happened?

SJ: Unfortunately, I never did anything with the story idea or the characters. When I heard about the Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales anthology I went through some of my old notes to find a story idea that might be appropriate. There were two that jumped out at me, but this one grabbed hold and dug deep. What if there was a Kitty instead of a fairy godmother? GASP! Light Bulb! I ended up scrapping most of the Cinderella themes, so although you’ll still find the ball, the glass city, the fairy kitty, and the wizard…you probably won’t even recognize that it’s a fairy tale retelling.

FFF: Hahahahaha!  I love it! Do you think you’ll do more with this story? What are your plans?

SJ: Do I have more planned for this story? I’m so glad you asked, because I do! I am drafting a second story following the events of The Witching Hour, where one of our lovebirds tries to run away from their royal obligations and creates pandemonium throughout the city…and sets some Hounds loose as well. Naturally, Romeo will need to sort everything out and save the day…again.

FFF: Fun! The best thing about fantasy is being able to do pretty much anything we want! Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to reading your story!

SJ: You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

 

Here’s the list of stories. Each one sounds great!

The Witching Hour by Savannah Jezowski
As shadows encroach on the city of Lite, one cat stands between humanity and the hounds of darkness. Will true love save the day?

Tail of Two Kitlings by Sharon Hughson
Two kitlings. One tail. A mother's sacrifice and a brother's betrayal. Who will survive the Siamese curse?

Black Knight by Laura L. Laura Croman Zimmerman 
When a jingly bell goes missing, there’s only one supercat to solve this crime—the mysterious Black Knight.

Sulphur & Sunshine by Grace Bridges
How to Handle a Dragon, Feline Edition: on a volcanic shore, the accidental appearance of a local fire-guardian has unusual consequences for a street cat.

The Magic of Catnip by A. J. Aletha Bakke
An impulse purchase of catnip leads to unexpected shenanigans.

The Secret Treasons of the World by J. L. Rowan
When Braelin stumbles upon an outlawed Guardian, she must choose between his safety and her own—and the cost may be more than she can bear.

The Poor Miller and the Cat by Lelia Rose Foremann 
When a poor miller rescues a cat, it promises to make him a wealthy man. But what is true wealth?

Alex the Cat and Alex the Prince by Ace G. Pilkington
The prince’s parents are telling him he has to marry for money, and his cat says it could cost him his life.

Whisker Width by H. L. Burke
Get a cat they said. It'll be fun, they said. No one mentioned the portals to a mysterious realm opening up in Kara's bathroom.

The Honorable Retrieval of Miss Sunbeam Honeydew by Pamela Sharp
When two princesses of the realm claim the same cat, how far will their loyal retainers go to see that each princess gets her way?

The Witch's Cat by Rachel Ann Michael Rachel Harris
Walk under ladders. October the 13th. A black cat. Perhaps the only way to bring two lovers together is through the worst luck.

The Cat-Dragon and the Unicorn by Janeen Ippolito
Ademis the cat-dragon only wants his freedom but must graciously help a scared unicorn girl who should be glad of his benevolent assistance.

Destined for Greatness by Jenelle Leanne Leanne Schmidt
Kendall knows he is destined for great things. The problem is, the Fates — if they even exist — don't seem to agree.

Sammy's Secret by Karin De Havin
A ring is lost. A friendship is ruined. A cadre of cats is on the case!

Death Always Collects by Jeremy Rodden
Loki, a regular old Siamese cat, finds Death looming to take his human. Bargain as much as you want, but remember: Death always collects.

The Wild Hunt by Naomi P. Cohen
When an immigrant violinist's music enchants a Cait Sidhe, she's entangled in the secret world of the New York Fae.

 

Preorder the book here: https://amzn.to/2NWJWNp  or https://www.books2read.com/u/3krwQO

 

                                                                


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

 

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I’m freaking out!

 

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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!