My philosophical inquiries were abruptly interrupted by kindergarten.

My philosophical inquiries were abruptly
interrupted by kindergarten.

As a little girl I thought a lot about the nature of reality, life after death, and where the universe ended, but my philosophical inquiries were abruptly interrupted by kindergarten, which had nothing to do with the things that preoccupied me.

Teen Pamela JaneMy new memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing, describes my existential childhood, the radical sixties, going crazy, and how all that led me to becoming a writer. It was a big mess when it happened, but it made a great story afterwards.

I was fortunate growing up in that my parents filled my brother and my lives with wonderful children’s books that I lived in and through. That’s why I love writing for children, playing with words and ideas, rhyme and rhythm, as well as writing for adults. Most importantly, I try not to take myself too seriously!

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children's books.

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children’s books.

Besides writing children’s books and nonfiction for adults, I am a public speaker, writing coach, blogger, and columnist for womensmemoirs.com. To read my writing-advice columns for womensmemoirs, “Dear Pamela” click here. I am currently working on a fun and original math series for young children, as well a nonfiction book about living in Florence, Italy, with her family. Read a chapter from the Italy book: