Pamela is a writer and teacher whose love of books has taken her from a career as secondary school English teacher to a writer of Australian Rural Fiction. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake was published in 2012 after being selected as part of the Queensland Writers Centre/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. Essie’s Way was published in December 2013. Pamela teaches creative writing through her business, Justwrite Publishing and especially loves encouraging beginning writers. She is proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, a global organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in developing countries. A passionate horserider, Pamela divides her time between her home in the southern suburbs of Sydney and her ‘other’ home on the south coast of New South Wales.