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

ENCIRCLED Blog Tour
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hey FFFers! The Blog Tour for the anthology, Encircled, stops here today with a Visual Tour for JM Hackman’s story, The Songbird’s Citadel.

FFF: Welcome, Jill! First, let me say the cover for this anthology is beautiful! Congrats!

JMH: Thanks, Pam! I love it, too.

FFF: A visual tour … I’ve not done one of those before, so I’m excited to be hosting it! I’ll turn it over to Jill now.

JMH: Okay, let’s start.

“The Songbird’s Citadel” is a retelling of “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen. Since it’s a lesser known fairy tale, I had to familiarize myself with the story before attempting a retelling. When I write, characters, setting, and dialogue unspool in my head, much like a movie. The following images helped this science fantasy come alive.

Darianna and West are the two main characters. Despite a somewhat rocky start, these teens will need to rely on each other if they’re going to survive.

Rez, Darianna’s neighbor, and Princess Jerissa Jastin each cause their own brand of trouble for Darianna and West.                                                                             

Durrel are a common food source for those that hunt, and the pelts are in high demand in the city. Darianna and her father often hunt the animals when the durrel population overruns the surrounding forests. 

                                                                                                                                                   

Aside from having a beautiful singing voice, Darianna also can throw knives. A hobby as well as a form of self-defense, the skill makes her feel a bit safer. She’s always wanted a key dagger, which is a weapon and a key, all in one blade. The ones made of rock-glass are handy, beautiful, and virtually indestructible—and way out of her budget.

                                                                                  

The Songbird’s Citadel is an amazing set of mirrored rooms, a gift from Princess Jerissa. Its awesome visions, colored lights, and beautiful music dazzle the guests.         

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the story!

FFF: Wow, Jill! Your story sounds intriguing! If the others are like it, this is going to be a fabulous anthology! Congrats!

JMH: Thanks! And thanks for having me!

FFF: So, here’s some more info, including where you can pre-order Encircled!

Experience six of the world’s most beloved stories in a whole new light! From historical to futuristic, these retellings will take you to an enchanted forest, a cursed castle, and far beyond. Uncover secrets of a forbidden basement, a hypnotic gift, and a mysterious doll. Fall in love with a lifelong friend or brand-new crush. Venture to unknown lands on a quest to save a prince, a kingdom, or maybe even a planet. With moments of humor, suspense, romance, and adventure, Encircled has something to offer every fan of fairy tales, both classic and reimagined.

This anthology features stories from S.E. Clancy, Jebraun Clifford, J.M. Hackman, E.J. Kitchens, Laurie Lucking, and Tori V. Rainn.

Pre-order links:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PV4PJCP/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130963276
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/encircled
Apple Books: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1456811281
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44540764-encircled
Form for pre-order goodies: https://forms.gle/PRK6HSRgUbbzQAYN7

 

   

 


Blog Tour - FLARE
Tuesday, March 05, 2019

                          

 

hey FFFers!  I’m super excited to host my friend, Jill Hackman, today. The second book in The Firebrand Chronicles is out and it looks fabulous!!

Jill knows how much I love food, and there’s some pretty cool things to eat in FLARE. I’ve asked Jill to share some with us! 

Hey, Jill! I’m hungry! Whatcha got for me today?

Hey, Pam!  hahaha! You’re always ready to try good food. Okay, here ya go:

As some of you know, Pam’s a big foodie, and her love of food shows up in her stories. I like creating unusual foods too—Spark introduced Brenna’s favorite cinnamon-and-sugar-topped pastry Kunkelsteuchen. In Flare, I again had fun and presented four new flavors to the reader.

Liberty berries are a spicy-sweet berry native to Ginselwyn, and they grow wild near Ho Mountain’s base. Tiny’s mom is a fabulous baker and puts them in muffins to give them a nice fruity “kick.”

Rason is a pack animal briefly mentioned in Spark, but in Flare, the reader learns the animal can also be made into burgers. It’s a lot like ground beef (but no, it doesn’t taste like chicken).

Fypex gum is a chewing gum made from the native fypex fern. With a mild raspberry and vanilla flavor, it’s similar to coffee— it contains a stimulant like caffeine that helps Brenna focus and control her ADHD symptoms.

Pupkissberries are another delicious fruit with a sun-ripened mixed berry and almond flavor. They are super delicious made into a pie. (The name for this came from my youngest daughter trying to say “pumpkin.” She either said pupkiss or big pickle.)

I hope this peek into the special foods of the Jasper Territory “seasons” your reading enjoyment of Flare.

 

                                  

 

Wow, Jill! We may have to put our heads together for a cookbook! I want to try every single thing!  hahaha! Thanks for stopping by and whetting our appetites!

Y’all, check out FLARE here: https://smile.amazon.com/Flare-Firebrand-Chronicles-Book-Two/dp/1943788375


February is Fairyeating Month!
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

hey FFFers! I meant to tell you - Tzmet has declared February is Fairyeating Month! To take part in the delicious fun, go to my Facebook Page for The Fairy Guardian Chronicles: https://www.facebook.com/authorpamhalter/ 

All the details are there!

Let the Fairyeating begin!!