This week we’ve got nappies & diapers, stallions & stables and a herd of young kids. (Seriously, how do you cope with four young kids and horses? Especially when you work as an editor and writer on top of that?)
Good people of the Internet, writing out of North Carolina, the author of several award-winning and best-selling psychological thrillers that is Pamela Crane
Name one book:
1 – everyone should read
We should all relive childhood as often as possible and believe in the ordinary becoming extraordinary.
2 – you would take with you if you were going to be marooned on Mars
Gone with the Wind.
The last time I read it I was a kid, so I’m overdue for a re-read, and if I was marooned on Mars I would need something with a little bulk to pass the time.
3 – you took a chance on and were pleasantly surprised by
I tend to gravitate toward unconventional books, and this insanely mind-blowing book by Haven Kimmel had gorgeous, good-enough-to-eat prose, twisted characters, and an interesting premise. It started off slow, but I became fascinated with her writing ever since.
4 – you’ve written that is your favourite
My writing craft grows with each book, and this was definitely my best work yet with my biggest twist. Though, my next book (Pretty Ugly Lies) is under way and starting to take the lead as my favorite with characters I can’t escape and a plot thicker than blood.
5 – that has influenced you most as a person
Alex Haley’s book about slavery shaped me at the age of 10 when I read it and developed a deep compassion for what people endured both in history and even today. I experienced it all through that book—one of the hardest yet most powerful reads for me at that age.
6 – that has influenced you most as a professional
Yep, I grew up on Nancy Drew and the choose-your-own-adventure novels, but Nancy is what made me want to be a mystery writer.
7 – of yours that prospective readers should start with if they want to get to know your work and where they can get it.
This thriller captures the twisted plots, broken characters, developing relationships, and the psychological drama that I weave into my books. But most of all, I enjoy delivering a good twist and a chilling murder mystery, which you’ll find in A Secondhand Life.
You can find Pamela at: www.pamelacrane.com
Pamela Crane is a professional juggler. Not the type of juggler who can toss flaming torches in the air, but a juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, a horse rescuer, and a book editor by trade. She lives on the edge (ask her Arabian horse about that—he’ll tell you all about their wild adventures while trying to train him!) and she writes on the edge. Her characters and plots are her escape from the real world of dirty diapers and cleaning horse stalls, and she thrives off of an entertaining tale. Visit her at www.pamelacrane.com.