Pam: In high speed, high tech New Chicago, 2039, magic has gone viral. Lily Barnett, a brilliant but drifty artist wanders into a strange magic shop where she impulsively guzzles a love potion. Erratic and unpredictable powers awake inside her. Her house plants turn ravenous and strings of flamingo lights spout poetry. When she paints a portrait of her perfect man, he steps free of the canvas and stalks her. Desperate, she turns to her best friend, Daniel, for help.
But Daniel has problems of his own. He's a telepath who must shield thoughts, emotions and desires or go mad. He wants Lily, desperately, but knows his passion will drive her away and that his friendship is of more value to her than his love.
As Lily negotiates the catastrophic blends of her fear, imagination and chaotic magic, Daniel must fight against his own impenetrable reserve and the psychic gifts he's always despised. Magic and love might save them, but can they survive each other?
NL: Everyone knows being an author-especially a new author-involves lots of networking. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging… The list is endless. How do you feel about social media? Love it or hate it?
Pam: Can I be really honest? I love meeting everyone, seeing them, getting to know their interests and personalities, reading their blogs…all that is great. But the time it takes is way too much for this particular primordial life form. My amoeba state is in a constantly evolving chaos. I’m really missing me time to write in my own little puddle!
NL: Speaking of social media, I heard a rumor you’re plotting to kill your computer. Just rumor?
Pam: I did kill it (or it will soon die because I passed it on to my husband, a computer illiterate- his words). So it’ll be murder by proxy. I bought a new computer which died on June 4th Launch Day at Rionna’s, hence no red Kool-Aid hair for me or actively launch partying with everyone. I had to get yet another new one and transfer the data from scratch again. The root of my tech problems? I have no personal magnetism and got ionization toxicity instead!
NL: Tell us about you. Married? Children? Day job? Love where you live?
Pam: Married with two brilliant and creative grown up kids. My day job… I was a school librarian for years, have done landscaping, odd jobs, am now best buds/babysitter for a friend’s son (in lieu of grandkids). And I’m a starving artist. I absolutely love where I live. I’m third generation Montanan, have never wanted to live anywhere else. Crazy about the outdoors, the mountains, wildlife, skiing, hiking… we live on two acres in the Bitteroot. I’ll post a photo of the world beyond my computer, it’s too good to believe, actually. And everyone’s invited to come visit!
NL: Sexiest Man Alive.
Pam: Am I limited to one? It used to be David Duchovny, then Russell Crowe… I guess now I’d have to say Hugh Jackman. I’m sure it’s his hair… !
Ye gads! I wrote my first really crappy novel when I was sixteen and never stopped writing until I finally got it right. I grew up in Bozeman Montana, skied, rode horses, fished, camped, climbed trees and peaks, pretty much lived the idyllic wild childhood. Ski raced though high school, ski instructed during college and over the next ten years. Have worked a plethora of jobs from a plant/soil lab tech to a racetrack excersize jock. Got a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Library Science. Love working with kids, especially raising my own; I consider Kate and Jackson my greatest achievements.
I have Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear disorder which causes attacks of vertigo more
often than I like, I have to watch my dratted diet. I’m slightly manic-depressive, a little OCD and a lot ADD.
I'm an artist, draw, paint, create funky lamps, bowls and critters out of wire, wall paper paste and cloth... or create just about anything. I'm not much of a traveler, am avid about books, movies, love science fiction, string theory, space opera, fantasy fiction and classical literature. My favorite author aside from Shakespeare is Neil Gaiman. My favorite bands are The Decemberists (they broke up) and The Barenaked Ladies (they sort of broke up too). Absolutely love soundtracks. I'm a really awful guitar player but love to sing which embarrasses my family. I also love to sleep and live in my crazy, vivid dreams.
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