- » Pamela's books have debuted as high as #21 on the New York Times bestseller list, #139 on the USA Today bestseller list, and #33 on Germany’s der Spiegel bestseller list.
- » Pamela is currently writing two different dark paranormal series for Harper Collins' Avon Books— The Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, which is classified as PNR (paranormal romance) and the Vamp City vampire series which straddles the line between PNR and UF (urban fantasy), what Pamela calls a multi-book romance (one romance told over the course of five books).
- » Pamela sold her first novel in May 2006 to Harlequin Nocturne. She has since published more than a dozen books.
- » The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Pamela was born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and spent her childhood moving around the country and the world.
- » Pamela holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
- » Pamela lives in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.
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Pamela loves to speak at writers groups and conferences. If you'd like to invite Pamela to give one of the following workshops, please contact her at for availability. Below, she gives descriptions of her workshops.
Keeping Them Up All Night
New York Times bestselling author Pamela Palmer discusses the techniques of plotting a page-turner including hooks, high stakes, story questions, rising action, character arcs, and high concept premises.
Emotional Authenticity – Breathing life into Your Characters
New York Times bestselling author Pamela Palmer discusses effective ways of finding the emotional truth of every character and how to use that truth to create living, breathing heroes and heroines who leap off the page and into readers' hearts. She discusses ways to avoid the classic complaint, "He wouldn't do that!" and characters reacting in ways deemed "too stupid to live". Topics include finding the right characters for each story, using archetypes to create unique people, avoiding stock hero/heroine reactions, keeping responses true to character no matter the circumstances, and tricks to creating motivation that compels your characters to react as your story demands.