This week, my guest is the lovely Pamela Turton.
At the age of six, Pamela was already writing stories, all essentially medieval romances. She was spurred on by winning a prize in a Brooke Bond (the Tea Company) creative writing competition a few years later. Being mocked by Big Sister for waking up in the middle of the night to scribble poetry, and brought to the Headmaster’s office for using the word ‘voluptuous’ in a poem she submitted to the Catholic primary school magazine did not deter her.
Manchester native, mum and teacher-turned-author, Pamela has now published five novels: So Sister, Selling Short, The Life Coach Less Travelled, Blue is the Object and Stalkbook, as well as poetry and non-fiction.
I’ll be talking to Pamela about her novels, poetry and other writing on this week’s show. And, of course, she’ll be sharing her selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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