About Author

Pamela Ackerson

Pamela Ackerson
BIOGRAPHY

International bestselling author, and time travel adventurer was raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life. Pam now lives on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando, where imagination and fantasy abounds. She has three children, all girls, three grandchildren and a wonderful husband. (Obviously, don't we all say that?) But, it is true and she will be the first to admit it. He is a wonderful husband and she has concrete, undeniable proof. She has not plotted his demise ... yet.

Pam may have majored in child psychology with a minor in English, but her distinguished choice of careers never made fruition. Instead life led her to working in restaurants, interior decorating, owned an advertising business, content editor for a publishing house, owned a ballroom dance studio, and real estate investments. Pam is a practicing herbalist and has been involved in the use of natural treatment with raw herbs for almost thirty years. As her day job, she currently works as the V.P. of Marketing and Advertising for the book review magazine, Affaire de Coeur.

Pamela Ackerson Books

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Garrett's Ghostby Pamela AckersonPublish: Apr 25, 2019Time Travel Romance Western Romance
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I am a Runner: The Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivorby Maria Papalia-MeierPublish: Jul 01, 2019Biographies & Memoirs
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Wounded Heroes: Anthologyby Pamela AckersonPublish: Nov 07, 2019Romance
My Virginia Journal
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My Virginia Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
The Gingerbread House
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The Gingerbread Houseby Pamela AckersonPublish: Nov 13, 2018Crime Fiction Historical Mysteries Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Contemporary Romance Historical Romance New Adult Romance Time Travel Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Science Fiction Teen & Young Adult more»
My Arkansas Journal
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My Arkansas Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Mississippi Journal
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My Mississippi Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Ohio Journal
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My Ohio Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Oklahoma Journal
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My Oklahoma Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Rhode Island Journal
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My Rhode Island Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My South Carolina Journal
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My South Carolina Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Arizona Journal
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My Arizona Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Louisiana Journal
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My Louisiana Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My California Journal
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My California Journalby Pamela AckersonGeneral Nonfiction
My Maryland Journal
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My Maryland Journalby Pamela AckersonPublish: Oct 11, 2018Advice & How To Biographies & Memoirs History
The Wilderness Series
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The Wilderness Seriesby Pamela AckersonTime Travel Romance Historical Fiction Science Fiction
My Texas Journal (Pambling Roads)
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My Texas Journal (Pambling Roads)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Jun 12, 2018General Nonfiction
My Washington, D.C. Journal (Pambling Roads)
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My Washington, D.C. Journal (Pambling Roads)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Jun 21, 2018Advice & How To
My Alabama Journal (Pambling Roads)
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My Alabama Journal (Pambling Roads)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Jun 05, 2018Advice & How To
My Georgia Journal (Pambling Roads)
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My Georgia Journal (Pambling Roads)by Pamela AckersonPublish: May 03, 2018Advice & How To
My Florida Journal (Pambling Roads)
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My Florida Journal (Pambling Roads)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Apr 30, 2018General Nonfiction
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Living the Wright Lifeby Pamela AckersonPublish: Feb 26, 2018Mysteries Contemporary Romance New Adult Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Be More Successful with Marketing and AdvertiZING
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Be More Successful with Marketing and AdvertiZINGby Pamela AckersonAdvice & How To
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Across the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 1)by Pamela AckersonTime Travel Romance Historical Fiction
Into the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 2)
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Into the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 2)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Mar 09, 2015Suspense Action & Adventure Historical Romance Romantic Suspense Romance Time Travel Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction more»
Out of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 5)
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Out of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 5)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Sep 14, 2016Time Travel Romance Historical Fiction
Dear Margaret,
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Dear Margaret,by Pamela AckersonPublish: Nov 17, 2016Historical Fiction
El Perrito Largo y el Perrito Pequeno: Una Historia de la Abuelita Pantalones (La Serie del Perrito Largo y Pequeno nº 1) (Spanish Edition)
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The Long and Little Doggie (The Long and LIttle Doggie Series Book 1)
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The Long and Little Doggie (The Long and LIttle Doggie Series Book 1)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Dec 02, 2015Children's
Riley Gets Into Predicaments: A Granny Pants Story (The Long and Little Doggie Book 2)
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Wilderness Bound (The Wilderness Series Book 3)
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Wilderness Bound (The Wilderness Series Book 3)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Sep 13, 2015Historical Fiction
Warriors of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 4)
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Warriors of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series Book 4)by Pamela AckersonPublish: Mar 15, 2016Historical Fiction
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I Was Just a Radiomanby Pamela AckersonBiographies & Memoirs History General Nonfiction
The Long and Little Doggie: A Granny Pants Story (Volume 1)
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Pamela Ackerson interview On 02, May 2018

"Raised in Newport, author Pamela Ackerson had the love of history ingrained in her mind from the moment she could walk. Pamela’s mother often told her stories and that, plus winning a short story contest in high school skyrocketed her into writing. Her major in child psychology not only helps her help others but also taught her to be more observant when it comes to writing. All her stories are about hope and she often says "Stories that stir within us the unquenchable hope for a better tomorrow." A successful author, Pamela has found that listening to her readers makes her a better writer. She also says to grow a thick skin and always market and promote your own books."
What are some of your favourite memories being raised in Newport, RI? How is life different for you now living in Coastal Florida? How has the move benefited you as an author?

It was a different lifestyle on the Island living in Newport. The love of history is ingrained in our minds and in our childrens' minds from the moment we start to walk. The love of the ocean, the respect for our land and waters is a given, it's taught and passed down from generation to generation. When I was younger, I thought Rolls Royces were normal every day vehicles. Yes, that was a definite wake-up call. Moving to the South was a touch of a culture shock. People and attitudes are slightly different here. Sometimes, I think less tolerable of culture, ethic differences. However, I see a positive and definite change, that is happening in the southern states. I've always been an observer, seeing the differences to me was more obvious than someone who may not be an observer.

What was your goal going into child psychology in college? How has thing expanded your knowledge, regarding books and writing?

I wanted to help people. I felt if I could help children before they became adults, it could possibly avoid years of anguish and help them live a more positive and productive life. Regarding books and writing. It's taught me to be more observant, seeing slight nuances that most people would not see.

What first sparked your interest in writing? What then made you wait so long before you decided to publish your work?

I've always loved telling stories. I recall my mother telling me to make up some stories to entertain my brother and skyrocketed from there. When my high school English teacher placed one of my short stories into a contest, it was the push I needed. (I took first place in my age category for science fiction.) From that point my goal was to be a published author. I had about ten years where I didn't write. When time (and older children) allowed, I started writing again.

Among your various day jobs - working in restaurants, interior decorating, owning an advertising business and ballroom dancing studio, content editor for a publishing house, and real estate investments - which one was the most memorable? What is a really good story from any one of these jobs that you love to tell?

Oh, there are a lot of good stories. The most memorable, the restaurant business and dance studio are tied. They're fuel and fodder for multiple personalities that tend to sneak into my stories. The advertising business has put me in an advantageous position of understanding how very important it is to market and advertise.

Do you think all these jobs as well as being an herbalist, has given you any kind of edge as a writer? How do you balance between your home life and work life?

I think life experience has given me a great perspective for being a writer. I don't like the expression "life got in the way so I couldn't write" I think life is a major part of my writing. It's not in the way, it IS the way. Write about real life and you'll always grab your reader. Balancing home life and work life is always a challenge regardless of what you do for a living. Being an herbalist is a lifestyle choice. I prefer natural treatments, however, I don't reject modern medication.

Did you have any pets that inspired The Long and LIttle Doggie Series? Why did you choose to do this series, that too, one about dogs?

The Granny Pants Series is based on true stories of rescue puppies. My dog is the long one, Tubby, who is a dachsund. The little doggie is Riley, also a rescue pet that belongs to my youngest daughter. I felt it was a great opportunity to tell people about rescue puppies who just needed good homes and weren't abused or anything like that. Just a nice opportunity for a parent to open a dialogue about rescue animals.

What do you think makes a really good and relatable character? Which of your characters resonates with you the most and why?

Real characters have real feelings, desires, and fears. Using realistic attitudes and feelings help the reader relate to the fictional characters, whether it's them or someone they know. Jennifer, the main character in book five of the Wilderness series is probably the most realistic character I've written. She's a mess, her emotions, living with the loss of her father, friends, etc., and then reality hits and she wakes up and realizes that what she wants has been right in front of her the whole time. Yup, I know a lot of people like that. We all do.

Coming to your books like "I Was Just A Radioman" and "Dear Margaret", why do you think writing these books was so important to you? Why did you specifically choose their stories to tell and in what ways do you like to pay homage to these Pearl Harbour survivors?

I'm extremely passionate about history, but Radioman and Dear Margaret, have a special place in my heart. Both of these books had me holding back strong emotions as I was writing and compiling them. I made a promise to Harry (Radioman), that I would tell his story. There's a saying that Pearl survivors repeat. "Remember Pearl Harbor--Keep America Alert." We, as Americans, as human beings, can never, ever allow hatred to reign again.

What spawned The Wilderness Series? Are you a great lover of Native American history? In what ways have these books opened new doors for you as an author?

Like I said before, I find history fascinating. The Wilderness Series was actually started because of a recurring dream I'd been having. Originally, I was about the Cherokee but was forcing the story. I did some research and found that the mountains in my dreams were the Black Hills and the Wilderness story was born. I met many Lakotas along the way. They've helped me understand their ways and helped me make sure that the Wilderness stories were accurate. I have found that all of my stories are about hope. That's why I took the phrase, "Stories that stir within us the unquenchable hope for a better tomorrow." We can make a better tomorrow.

Have you ever created a character that you hated? Have you ever published a story you weren't passionate about?

Yes. I created a character who was abusive. I was going to take him out but decided it was perhaps a bit of reality that was needed. I have also published a story I wasn't passionate about/happy with. I pulled it a couple of years ago, and rewrote it. It just came out as a rewrite/rerelease.

How was writing the book "Living the Wright Life" different from your other works? Are there any pieces of yourself that you see in Jamie Parker?

Well, there you go. Living the Wright Life was the book I rewrote and released. It's so very different from anything I've ever written. It's a contemporary cozy romance. I'm so accustomed to writing science fiction. It was a challenge, something I believe I needed to do. There's a couple of things about Jamie Parker that's like me, my understanding of Old Money vs. New Money, and the need to solve puzzles.

When you start writing something new, what are some things you outline first? What is one story that took a completely different turn than what you originally planned to do with it?

I get all of my historical research done first. I make sure I understand everything I can before I begin. I decide on my characters personalities, look for names that sound right for who they are and off I go. Notes on the side are a must. No matter how good my memory is, there's always a need to double and triple check to make sure it's accurate. Jennifer's story in Out of the Wilderness was a complete turn-around. She was supposed to be set in her ways, know exactly what she wanted and that's what she got. Nope, totally opposite. It was supposed to be about the Narragansett Indians and it took it's own route about the Underground Railroad. Then she was a mess and couldn't see the truth if it was etched on her hand. Sometimes, I think I was just the one who pushed the letters and the book took it's own course.

What has been the most important lesson you've learnt as a writer so far? In what ways have your readers helped you grow?

My readers help me write what they love and what I love. I've found that listening to them makes me a better writer. A few important lessons: Get a thick skin. Not everyone is going to like your book. Accept it. Everyone is an expert, even when they're not. Keep your mouth shut and don't argue with them. It's not worth the aggravation. Don't give up. And most of all, market and advertise your book. No one's going to find it if you don't advertise it.

Ask Pamela Ackerson a question

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    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • Pamela Ackerson Pamela Ackerson 6 months ago
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      • No. I've been very careful to keep my personal life out of my books. However, I have incorporated stories about people and events that were unique to the story.
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