Interview with Pamela Ackerson
Interview with Pamela Ackerson
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November Calendar Girl
International and Amazon bestselling author, Pamela Ackerson is a time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of Florida where everyone is encouraged to reach for the stars! A hop, skip, and jump from Disney World and fun-filled imagination and fantasy. Non-fiction, WW2, self-help, historical fiction, time travel, westerns, Native American, and children's preschool/first reader books.
When you write, do you outline first, or are you a pantser?
I’m a little of both. Much of my writing involves history in some way. Research and historical accuracy are of the utmost important to me. Once that’s taken care of, the story begins, and so does the pantser in me.
What type of characters do you like to create?
Real, believable characters. I want the reader to think, wow, I’m like that or I know someone exactly like that!
Tell us about your new book or series.
My most recent release is an anthology with Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and Nia Farrell. Wounded Heroes is short stories that begin with sweet heartwarming love stories and works its way to hot sizzling romance.
What motivates you for a perfect writing day?
I work best during the spring and autumn months. Sitting on the back porch, and enjoying the fresh air just makes my fingers keep moving.
How/where do you get your plot ideas?
Everywhere! My husband and I have done a lot of traveling. Honest, I think I’ve got a story in my head from every state we’ve been to, and Canada. They’re all just itching to get onto paper.
What is the most difficult thing about creating and developing characters?
I want to create real characters that make the reader have genuine opinions of characters. Some of my characters won’t be liked, and some will—just like real life.
What is your favorite thing about being an author?
Meeting people, authors and readers. They are the best.
How many books do you currently have out on the market and what genres do they fall into?
Being a multi-genre author, I have over thirty books available for purchase. I write nonfiction: WW2, inspirational, travel journals, marketing and advertising, along with my fiction books…historical, time travel, cozy, contemporary, military romance, and children’s.
Will you be attending any book signings or conventions?
Weekend with the Authors in Nashville, TN.
Book Obsessed Babes in St. Augustine, FL
Capital City Author and Reader Event in Montgomery, AL
Space Coast Book Lovers in Cape Canaveral, FL
Indie Book Fest/Orlando Reads Books
Pass on some words of wisdom, please, to aspiring authors.
To make it in this industry an author must stand out, not stick out. Be kind and considerate, and help other authors. A reader will always remember what you do, what you’ve said, and how you act toward them and others.
Please give us the following contact information:
Personal web page: PamelaAckerson.com