Appearances, Book signing, The Fire of Revenge, The Fire Within, The Letter, Writing

Upon Big Walker Mountain Today…

Had a wonderful day kicking off the release of Book Two: The Fire of Revenge yesterday at my first book signing of the year. Several folks stopped by The Museum Shop at the Visitor’s Center in Wytheville.

Friends Came to Cheer Me On

Glo and Edith visited with Pam at The Museum Shop on Saturday.
Glo and Edith visited with Pam at The Museum Shop on Saturday.

Today, I’ll be having another book signing for The Fire of Revenge and The Fire Within along with The Letter

Upon Big Walker Mountain

View from Big Walker Lookout - 05-15-15 by Heather
View from Big Walker Lookout – 05-15-15 by Heather

Come up and visit with me–we can chat, we can listen to good music, or we can just sit and take in the views.

I’ll be waiting there to see you from Noon until 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pam at Big Walker Mountain Lookout
Pam at Big Walker Mountain Lookout


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Arson, Murder, and Mayhem Come Together in The Fire of Revenge

It’s official! The Fire of Revenge is now available in eBook format on Amazon!

Arson, Murder, and Mayhem come together in The Fire of Revenge

After establishing a new life in the fictional town of New Brook, VA, Marine Letsco begins to put her past as an assassin behind her. She graduates from the Evansham Regional Fire Academy and begins a career as a local firefighter. A series of fires begin to plague Marine as she discovers the fires are set by an arsonist and are somehow connected to her past life.

“Marine, an amnesiac ex-assassin has begun to have flashbacks. Moreover, she thinks she saw the ghost of Ana-Geliza, her cabin steward she thought she killed at the end of the cruise in The Fire Within. To complicate her quest to regain her memory and overthrow a deadly revenge-seeker, more secrets are revealed that will change her future. What else could possibly happen?” The Fire of Revenge explores the power of love, family, and revenge. (J. K. Brooks Publishing, LLC; 2015; ISBN-13: 978-1-941061-03-9; $16.99; and Print available on CreateSpace and in eBook and print on Amazon)

Dr. Chet Henegar encouraged his aunt, Elizabeth Lanter James, to allow Marine to live in her old Victorian home. After several months, Marine makes the decision that she would like to become a firefighter. She felt it would enable her to give back to the people of New Brook that had welcomed her into their community. During the writing of Book One and while making plans to write Book Two, Pam began researching the requirements for someone to become a firefighter. She interviewed several practicing firefighters and fire investigators to learn how it felt in the heat of a fire. She even tried on fire gear to develop a feel for the sensation of the weight of pants, coat, and the air pack.

After completing the initial draft, Pam realized that she needed more authenticity. She interviewed several firefighters at a local Christmas party in order to get an idea of their sense and feelings for their chosen careers. She made a composite of what she learned that became the basis for several of the characters. If you like suspenseful twists and turns, thrills, murder coupled with revenge, you will enjoy reading The Fire of Revenge.

Quotes by other Authors:

“Pam Newberry lights a fire in her readers’ minds with the twists and turns she leads them throughout the second installment of her trilogy. They will be on the edge of their seats to discover what happens next.” ~~Rosa Lee Jude, award-winning author of the forthcoming new series, The Enchanted Journey.

“The surprises come rapid-fire in Newberry’s second novel of an amnesiac ex-assassin seeking a new life but plagued by a deadly revenge-seeker from her past. The heroine and others are not always who they seem to be in this thriller that will keep you guessing.” ~~Paul Dellinger, author of Mr. Lazarus and Other Stories and scriptwriter for The Adventures of Hap Hazard radio series.

For Book Signing Dates

Books ready for YOU to acquire your personal copy.
Books ready for YOU to acquire your personal copy.

If you are planning on being in the area, click this link to Appearances and come on by for a visit, I’ll sign a copy of my latest novel for you, and we can chat and talk while we have a beverage or two!

Looking forward to visiting with you and hearing what you think of my latest novel!

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365 Days of Wants

Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew — Wikimedia Commons

The Last 365 Days

Where does one begin to figure out if the last 365 Days were what we wanted? More importantly, how on Earth do we decide what we want for the next 365 Days without forgetting something important.

It reminds me of the cliché of the girl who wants to be the beauty queen and she answers the interview question with “I want peace and love for everyone.”

Stage._Sleeping_Beauty_BAnQ_P48S1P12564Well, I want peace and love for everyone, too. But, I also want–

Need I say more?

I want my books that I published in 2014 to be read by people in 2015.
I want my next book to come out, The Fire of Revenge, to rock the socks off readers everywhere.
I want to be loved.
I want peace of mind.
I want…I want…I want…

But, what am I willing to do for it?

Now. There’s the question.

What are you willing to do for what you want in 2015?

The Next 365 Days

My next book, The Fire of Revenge, must involve evil and suffering. Why?

Well, because it wouldn’t be very revengeful, if it didn’t.

Writing about suffering and evil people is NOT easy.

Have you tried it?

The cartoon of the Taming of the Shrew (see above) shows Catherine II, faint and shying away from William Pitt, who appears as Petruchio, and Don Quixote on horseback (a lean and scarred George III whose authority has been usurped by Pitt). Seated behind Pitt are the King of Prussia and a figure representing Holland as Sancho Panza. Selim III kneels to kiss the horse’s tail; a gaunt figure representing the old order in France while Leopold II renders help to Catherine by preventing her from falling to the ground.

Back in its day, it was considered an unpleasant depiction of despicable people.

Even after looking at horrid pictures (like the cartoon), watching terrible news broadcasts, and having the flu the last two weeks of 2014, I still find it hard to think evil or to conjure up images of suffering. Trust me. An image of me vomiting my guts out would not be pretty.

Despite all the horrible news we seem to always see plastered everywhere, commercials that ever more seem to be full of the horrors of life, I can still find happiness. I guess it is the Pollyanna in me. Yes, another cliché.

I want light and cheery.

I want sun shine and lollipops.

But, I’m supposed to be seeing evil! Ugh!

Everything I read speaks about the need to avoid the squeaky, clean life of Beaver Cleaver or Doris Day.

Gees, McGees! Why?

Because they say it’s not entertaining enough. It’s not sad enough. It’s not grab you by the balls enough.

But, it is HARD to write! (Think of Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on top of Snoopy’s dog house screaming).

Yes, it is gut wrenching hard to write. I totally understand what the masters like Stephen King or J A Konrath mean.

Writing about suffering and evil changes my happiness quotient–I have to look inside myself and I don’t always like what I see.

Now what do I do?

How do I go on?

Must I keep on suffering?

Ah, the games a foot.

Stay tuned.

I must consider my wants!

 What are your wants for 2015?


There you have it. My “new” resolution for 2015. I need to learn how to write horrible, suffering involving evil people.

Before you go, consider signing up for my newsletter: The Newberry Tales and share this post with a friend. Spread the love, if you will. It will cut down on my suffering.

Always with Cheers and Smiles,

The 365 Days of Wants was first published on Pam B. Newberry’s Writing Adventure Blog on January 2, 2015.

Photo of Queen by Conrad Poirier [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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Working on Book Two — It’s Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas cake made by Shelia
Merry Christmas Cake by Shelia

It seems like it was only yesterday when I posted Three Things I did on Sunday. Where did November go?

Time flies when I’m in my writing zone. I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo with the Writing Writer’s Group. I was chicken and chose not to sign-up on the NaNo website, but I did set a goal — 50,000 words in 30 days. I made it to 47,000 words. So, I got close. Closer than I thought I would. Looking back, I knew I was sitting at my desk a lot, but I didn’t realize an entire month went by me.

Postit Burning

Now, here it is December. In fact, we’re five days away from Christmas. I managed to get my  Christmas cards done last week. But, I haven’t done any kind of shopping. I’m working on finalizing Book Two, which has a working title of The Fire of Revenge. What do you think?

While trying to figure out how to celebrate the holidays, I thought about how much I appreciate my readers and followers. It is because of you and your support, I’m able to live my dream. I wanted to be able to connect with you more closely.

Books on display
Books on display at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Book signing (12-13-14)

With the holidays upon us, I know I feel that it just comes so quickly and leaves just as fast. The idea of giving books as a gift is good because, at least for me, the gift lingers a while (yes, I’m a slow reader).  Since the release of Book Two is not until spring, I wondered, what could we do until then?

You’ve read The Fire Within or you’re getting ready to read it; it’s on your list.

The Fire Within
The Fire Within

But why do it alone? During January and February, on my Author’s Facebook Page, we’re going to read The Fire Within, book one of the Marine Letsco series together. If you’ve already enjoyed the novel, then you can relive your favorite scenes, share your favorite quotes, or predict what you think will happen in Book Two!

You say that you don’t have a copy of The Fire Within? Here’s hope!

Enter to win one of 5 (five) autographed copies by signing up for the Newberry Tales newsletter right here:

The drawing will be held using a random number generator with the names of those subscribed to the newsletter as of December 31, 2014. Winners will be notified here as well as in the Newberry Tales newsletter on January 01, 2014.

If you can’t wait until then, you can purchase it here:

The Letter: A Page of My Life
The Letter: A Page of My Life

And, what about The Letter?

You say that you’ve read it. That’s fantastic! We’ll talk about it, too. And, you can share your favorite scenes, quotes, or thoughts too! And, if you must get a copy, you can purchase it here:


Now, for the announcement of the October Drawing Winner:



And for the Winter Drawing Winner:



Their names were listed in the Newberry Tales Newsletter and they both have contacted me. Karen and Lynne each selected a copy of The Fire Within. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, be sure you do today! It will be one way we can stay connected in 2015.

What fun things are you doing over Christmas and to kick off the new year? Let me know in the comments.

May each of you have a blessed holiday season and may you enjoy a good read, too!
Writing for you with peace, love, and mistletoe!
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