Life Dust has won a Silver Medal for Best Regional Fiction in the South by the Independent Book Publisher Association (2023 IPPY Awards)!
Life Dust has been nominated for the 2023 RONE Award, which is sponsored by InD’Tale Magazine
Life Dust selected for the juried and highly competitive 2024 Dahlonega Literary Festival.
Life Dust featured on NBC4 in Washington D.C. Not only was I thrilled by the opportunity to participate in their Local Author Series, but it was also s great opportunity to celebrate Women’s History Month by shining a light on the impact of early feminism and what marginalized people can really accomplish.
Life Dust has been read, reviewed, and scored by the Military Writers Society of America (a nationwide association of authors, poets, and artists drawn together by the common bond of military service), and is now featured on their website. Book award selections will be announced later this summer. Fingers crossed(-:
Life Dust number 12 in Conversations Magazine top 40 books for 2022. https://conversationsmag.blogspot.com/
Life Dust named recommended January reading by Southern Writer’s Magazine. https://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/
Life Dust named Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice.
Life Dust is “A must read for lovers of military and historical fiction.” Sarah Bradley, InD’Tale Magazine. https://indtale.com/reviews/historical/life-dust-novel
September 9, 2022: Praise for Life Dust
“A brilliant piece of writing to be enjoyed by many.” Philip Zozzaro, for Southern Literary Review
“Highly recommended.” Gail Murry, Historical Novel Society Canada
“Life Dust had everything I could wish for in a novel. It had romance, suspense, great characters, and an intense story with plenty of options…I loved it!” Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“This is a very well-crafted novel that will pull you in and keep you engaged till the end. Prepare to laugh and cry as well as be impressed with the wisdom that is shared.” Scottsdale, Arizona Public Library
“In this wise and beautiful novel, Pam Webber writes about two kinds of courage: the kind that goes to war, and the kind that stays home…An inspiring story of love, resilience and faith.” Susan Breen, author of the Maggie Dove mystery series
“Pam Webber is a gifted writer whose storytelling is…reminiscent of such literary greats as Harper Lee, Pearl Buck, Sinclair Lewis, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck, to name a few.” Lee Ambrose, former reviewer for Story Circle Book Reviews. (While I’m humbled by Lee’s words, but am pretty sure I’m barely worthy to sit at the knees of these legendary writers)
“I highly recommend this book to those who not only want to read a great story but also feel what real love, respect, and caring are about– what duty, honor, and country really mean.” Edythe A. McGoff, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)
“An amazingly well researched, historically accurate novel, LIFE DUST is a page turner. For those who lived through this era, it will bring back a lot of memories.” Jani Brooks Romance Review Today
“Amazing tale of second chances…Charles Dickens would be proud.” Ron Andrea amatteroffancy.wordpress.com/
April 18: Presentation and conversation with Candace Meredith and The Winchester Writing & Writer’s Network. What a great group of interesting, creative, and innovative authors! I enjoyed our time together! https://www.meetup.com/Winchester-Writing-Writers…/…
March 3: Presentation and conversation with Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society in Richmond, VA.
February 1: Conversation with Books and Authors Book Club in Richmond, VA. Thanks to Erin Barnes for arranging!
December 13: Conversation with the Book Club of Spokane, WA. Thanks to Dee Sanders for arranging!
December 5: Invited to participate in Chop Suey Books’ annual Brew HoHo in Richmond, VA. A wonderfully casual event that connects readers and authors. Chop Suey is one of Virginia’s highest rated independent bookstores. Thanks to Chris and Berkley McDaniel for arranging!
November 13: Presentation at the Strasburg Community Library, Strasburg, VA. Thanks to Cheryl Metz for arranging!
October 21: Presentation and Conversation with Newcomers Book Club in Winchester, VA, Thanks to Ginny Bonometti for arranging!
October 13: Conversation with And Soup Too Book Club in Litchfield, MN. Thanks to Ros Komanik for arranging!
September 29: Conversation with Book Club Take 2 in Buffalo Grove, IL. Thanks for Diane Popper for arranging!
June 29: Guest appearance with publicist, Stephanie Barko at the Historical Novels Society Annual Conference (online). Topic: Demystifying BookBub. Thanks to Stephanie for the invitation!
May 9: Mother’s Day Presentation. The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester, VA. Thanks to Janie Dickens-Bowman and Pam Groves for arranging!
March 9: Shoutout to Just One More Chapter Book Club in Ventura, CA. Thanks to Susan Stater for arranging!
December 8: Presentation and conversation with Manasota Key Joint Book Club Luncheon. Manasota Key, FL. Thanks to Kate Pirio for arranging!
December 7.: Presentation at Sarasota County Library, Englewood, FL. Thanks to Alyssa Scanion for arranging!
October 13: Big shout out to the following BookMovement winners: JCC 39er’s Book Club, Trilogy LKN Tuesday Evening Readers, The Corny Ladies of Boca El Al, Winsome Women Book Club, Springlakes Book Club, The Oreos Book Club, Gloria Dei Reading Group, Growing in Grace Book Club, The Promise Book Club, Who Picked This Squirrel Book Club, Trivia Lovers’ Book Club, The Pool Ladies, Foxy Fillies, Wine Women and Words (I and II), Tuesdays with Story, The Book Worms, Twisted Sisters Fun Club, The Littleton Book Club, Wine and Chocolate Book Club, FolsomLiterary Society, Unfinished Book Club, Tamaron Book Club, The Friday Morning Readers,
September 19: Presentation at Handley Regional Library. Topic: Publishing and Marketing Fiction in the 21st Century. Thanks to Barbara Dickinson for arranging!
September 10: Presentation at Handley Regional Library. Topic: Components of Literary vs. Commercial Fiction. Thanks to Barbara Dickinson for arranging!
September 1: Book signing and conversation with Hume Book Club, Hume, VA. Thanks to Cheryl and Hank Green for arranging!
March 15: Conversation with Lit Ladies Book Club, Peoria, AZ. Thanks to Dana Richardson for arranging!
February 20: Conversation with Cross Creek Village Book Club, Winchester, VA. Thanks to Phyllis Gadd for arranging!
November – Moon Water: A Novel named Editor’s Choice November Read of the Month by Historical Novel Society Read the full review here.
November 9 Book signing and conversation about Moon Water: A Novel
Book People (Richmond) 536 Granite Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 –
Moon Water 2019 Virtual Tour Itinerary
Independent Book Publishers Association (Launch)
August 20 – September 2:
Goodreads (Signed paperback giveaway)
Fresh Fiction (Q&A)
Fresh Fiction (Signed paperback giveaway)
Fresh Fiction (Excerpt)
Night Owl Romance (Article)
August 22 – 31:
Night Owl Romance (eBook & paperback giveaway)
Women on Writing Blog (Essay)
Coffee Time Romance (Show It Off Saturday)
Coffee Thoughts Blog (Guest Post)
Coffee Time Romance (Listing)
Coffee Time Romance (Book Trailer)
Big Blend Radio (Podcast with Lisa Smith)
August 26 -31:
Coffee Thoughts Blog (eBook giveaway)
Discovering Diamonds (Review)
Of History and Kings (Essay)
Southern Writers Magazine Blog (Guest Post)
Tar Heel Reader (Review)
As a Matter of Fancy (Review)
YA Books Central (Review by Olivia Farr)
YA Books Central (Interview)
YA Books Central (Signed paperback giveaway)
Southern Literary Review (Review by Phil Jason)
September 6 – 19:
Library Thing (triple eBook giveaway)
Conversations Live (Live Podcast with Cyrus Webb, 5:30 PM EDT)
Wild Sage Book Blog (photo montage by Denise Birt)
Coffee Time Romance (Show It Off Saturday)
Coffee Thoughts Blog
Have Coffee Need Books (Interview)
July 14 – InD’tale Magazine give Moon Water a big thumbs up(-: InD’Tale Magazine
July 10 – Reader’s Favorite gives Moon Water 5 Stars! Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Review
July 9 – Linda Lantz gives Moon Water 5 Stars. Linda Lantz 5 Star Review
July 1 – The Southern Literary Review names Moon Water their September ‘Read of the Month.’
June 24 – Coming soon- Coffee Thoughts will focus on Moon Water August 26.
June 22 – Pam was invited to sign advanced review copies of Moon Water at the American Library Association Conference in Washington D. C. on June 21st. American Library Association Pic
May – Moon Water has been named to Ingram’s Book Buzz list.
December – Moon Water is completed.
January – CONGRATULATIONS to the following folks who just won a free copy of The Wiregrass: Janet Tindall, Carol Custer, Marlys Frisby, Pat Harmer, and Bobbie Gore!
December – Tantor Media just released the audio version of The Wiregrass! It’s available everywhere…major ad local bookstores and online.
October – Great News! Looks like there will soon be an audio version of The Wiregrass!
October – The Wiregrass was named first runner up at the InDTale RONE Awards in Burbank, California (YA Category).
September – CONGRATULATIONS to the following five book clubs that won free copies of The Wiregrass for their members through the BookMovement campaign:
Beachbums Clifton Heights, PA
Lit Chicks Yorktown Heights, NY
Halcyon Book Club Cleveland, TN 37312
Book Lovin’ Ladies of Charleston (WV) Charleston, WV
Buttonwood Bay Book Club Sebring, FL
August – Win free copies of The Wiregrass for your book club! BookMovement is sponsoring the contest. (Giveaway has ended.)
June – The Wiregrass has been named one of four finalist for the InDTale RONE award. Winner will be named in October.
May – The Wiregrass is selected as one of four finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards (Historical Fiction Category).
April – Pam had the distinct honor of keynoting the 90th Apple Blossom Festival’s Ladies Horticultural Luncheon. Her presentation, Women as Storytellers, was presented to approximately 500 women. In addition, she and her grandchildren, Jace and Albin, had a great time riding in the Fireman’s Parade on Friday and the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday. Thanks ABF for a wonderful time!
March – Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. The Wiregrass was selected as one of the featured books. Pam was also one of the fiction panelists who talked with a standing room only crowd on Friday the 18th. What a wonderful experience!
March – The Wiregrass is selected as an outstanding local novel by The Northern Virginia Magazine.
February – See Stephanie Manzino’s article about Pam and the creation of The Wiregrass!
January – Congratulations to the five book clubs winning free copies of The Wiregrass through the national Book Movement contest: Twisted Sisters Fun Club; Heritage Area Moms Books Club, Inquisitive Gals 2, Wakulla River Book Club, and the LLC (Literary Lunch Club)
January – The Wiregrass will be one of the featured fiction novels at the Virginia Festival of the Book, which is to be held March 16-20 in Charlottesville. Pam has also been invited to be a fiction panelist at the Festival as well (Friday March 18, 12 noon).
December 19 – CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners of free copies of The Wiregrass: Kathy Morrison, Stephanie Workman, Marsha Jakubiak, Merry Miller Moon, and Susan Roberts.
December – The Wiregrass has been placed on the Historical Novel Society’s 2016 Long List.
August – The Wiregrass has been selected at the September Read of the Month for The Southern Literary Review.
August – Charla White of Words A Plenty Book Reviews gives the “gripping tale” of The Wiregrass 5 Stars
August – The Wiregrass is feature on Conversation Live Show with Cyrus Webb
August – Review of The Wiregrass by The Pajama Chef. “I could hardly put the book down . . .”
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass. Paulette’s Papers
August – Romance Reviews Today gives The Wiregrass a perfect 10!
“A Perfect 10 . . .”
—Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by Book Release Daily
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by Fresh Fiction. Essay on Thinking Backwards
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by So Many Precious Books
August – Southern Writers Magazine Features The Wiregrass
and essay The Impact of Remembering Big
July – Historical Novel Society names The Wiregrass Editor’s Pick and places it on the 2016 long list. “A beautifully told tale . . .”
July – The Wiregrass Story Circle Book Reviews: “Destined to be a best seller.”
—Lee Ambrose, Story Circle Book Reviews
March – The Wiregrass, which is being released by She Writes Press on August 4th, has been nominated for IndieBound’s Indie Next List. It is available to pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and through independent bookstores.
March – David L. Robbins, NY Times bestselling author of Scorched Earth and The Empty Quarter endorses The Wiregrass.