Writers’ Union Member. Red Maple nominee 2013, 2019 and 2020. YA. Silver Nautilus Book Award 2012. Numerous other award nominations. $225 virtual visit with Pam, co-author Arooj Hayat*, or both; $300 for one session, $500 for two, $700 for three. No HST; includes all expenses. No maximum audience size. Occasional pickup/drop-off requested.
Pam has written 21 best-selling YA sports and outdoor adventure books particularly popular with teen boys. A former journalist, editor and outdoor guide who has kayaked the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she’s a sought-after speaker for her high-energy, humorous presentations. She has presented extensively across North America for 30 years. The Parkour Club (written by Pam and co-author Arooj Hayat*), promotes cultural diversity and counters Islamophobia (while being a nail-biting sports and adventure story). One Egyptian YA book reviewer wrote, “a story for the whole world to read and learn from.”
Her lively one-hour presentation for grades 4-12 includes:
Tales of her own adventures
Humorous anecdotes of how she researches her material
The patience & persistence it takes to achieve success
Special encouragement to boys
The importance of rewriting & accepting criticism
Tips on writing & getting published
Extreme-sports video clips
Q & A time
Writing workshop: Pam also offers a fun, one-hour interactive workshop on doing research to make your writing more real.
Equipment required for in-person visits: Projector and laptop for my USB flash drive; table and water.