Author Name: Pamela K. Kinney
Twitter Handle: @PamelaKKinney
Title of Novel: Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area
Q1. How long have you been writing? And what was the first thing you can remember writing?
Stories for myself at age 8. Mainly animal stories and a science fiction, plus one ghost story.
Q2. Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes, ever since I was eight years old.
Q3. How did you feel when you were writing this book?
Good. Enjoyed doing it. With non-fiction, I feel I learn as much as my readers, whether history or paranormal. Fiction comes out of my imagination, but this is something I research, did interviews and even do paranormal investigating to learn all the facts.
Q4. How long did it take to write?
From November to Spring–most was going to the places in person when I could get the interviews or allowed to investigate, besides research from books or online. The actually writing part was faster. Then there was writing down the index (you have to go back and read your book after the second round of edits, plus there are the Bibliography and captions for the photos, etc… More technical involved I doing a Schiffer non-fiction book then a fiction novel.
Q5. Do you have a special place where you go to write?
My own home is the best for me, as I learned over the years. Though a library is second place as it is quiet and without distractions.
Q6. When you begin writing, did you ever think you’d get to where you are now?
I think I still have more to travel to get where I hope to one day, but no, didn’t think it go as fast as it did for me. It humbles me that people want to read my books. But then, I write what I want to read, and maybe that is what others want to read also?
Thanks Pamela! It’s great to hear about your new book and your experiences as a writer. I can’t wait to see more of you’re work out there.
Besides her non-fiction ghost books, Pamela K. Kinney has written fiction that enables her readers to journey to worlds of fantasy, go beyond the stars, and dive into the vortex of terror. One of her horror short fiction, “Bottled Spirits,” proved to be heart-stopping enough to be runner up for 2013 WSFA Small Press Award.
Writing under the pseudonym Sapphire Phelan, she also writes best-selling paranormal romance with dark heroes and heroines with bite!
She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house, husband, and even the cat, sometimes suffer for it!