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Pam McGaffin

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July 29, 1959

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Pam McGaffin always knew she would write books when she grew up.

So, after a long career in journalism and public-relations, she quit her day job and went to work. After seven years (but who’s counting) of writing, editing and querying, her debut novel, The Leaving Year, was published by SparkPress Aug. 14, 2018.

Pam’s short stories have appeared in the online literary journals, Eclectica and Amarillo Bay, and her non-fiction articles have been published in many Puget Sound-area publications and websites, including The Daily Herald (in Everett, WA), Bicycle Paper, the MS Connection newsletter, and Seattle Children’s Story Project.

She has a BA degree in Communications Journalism from the University of Washington and certificates in fiction wri
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Pam McGaffin This summer I read to fill out an Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo sheet. This fun program, presented by The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & …moreThis summer I read to fill out an Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo sheet. This fun program, presented by The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL), gets you to try books in categories you might not ordinarily consider, like "poetry or play," "about music or musicians," and "by an author from Mexico or Canada." I ended up reading Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" (category: past SAL speaker), Celeste Ng's "Everything I Never Told You" (published when author was under 35), David Wallace-Wells' "The Uninhabitable Earth" (science), "Hollow Kingdom" by Kira Jane Buxton (set in the Northwest), John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" (suggested by a young person), "Becoming" by Michelle Obama (one-word title), "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward (by an author of color), and "The Wanderers" by Chuck Wendig (two squares for "one BIG BOOK" -- Wanderers was 775 pages). I didn't score a bingo, but I read some great books! Right now, I happen to be reading "Lady in the Lake," by Laura Lippman. I think I will try Book Bingo again next summer. (less)
Pam McGaffin I have two tried and true methods. I'll go for a walk or take a hot bath. Walking frees my mind to wander and work on my story in a way that feels nat…moreI have two tried and true methods. I'll go for a walk or take a hot bath. Walking frees my mind to wander and work on my story in a way that feels natural, not forced. Sometimes you just have to give your brain a break and not try so hard. When you relax, the thoughts can start flowing again. Baths are obviously great for that. I've had some of my biggest writing breakthroughs in the tub. Too bad I can't take my computer in there.(less)
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