Pamela Cook is a city girl with a country lifestyle – and too many horses. Her rural fiction novels feature complex women, tangled family relationships and a sprinkling of romance. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake, was published in 2012 after being selected for the Queensland Writer’s Centre/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. Her following novels were Essie’s Way (2013) and Close To Home (2015) and her fourth book, The Crossroads was released in December 2016. An eclectic reader, Pamela also enjoys writing poetry, memoir pieces and literary fiction and is proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room To Read, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in developing countries. When she’s not writing she wastes as much time as possible riding her handsome quarter horses, Morocco and Rio.
Pamela teaches writing courses and workshops through her business, Justwrite. www.justwrite.net.au
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Kel Butler is an enthusiastic, impassioned newcomer to the world of writing, having given into her love of words only a couple of years ago, after spending the majority of her professional life in the world of film and television production and distribution. Where she worked hard to help others tell their stories and make them come alive on the screen.
Since stepping out and having kids, Kel has discovered her love is not in the delivery of the story but in the telling and after much learning and persistence, has decided it’s time to tell her own stories. To that end Kel used National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) as a launchpad to start writing her book in November 2016 and is now a whisker shy of completing her first women’s fiction thriller “Like Walking on Broken Glass”.
Kel and Pamela met through their mutual passion for Room to Read, a not for profit agency that works to improve literacy and gender equality in education in low income countries around the world.
After seeing merit in Kel’s writing, Pamela quickly became a valued mentor, guiding her through the process of writing and publishing. It was through this process that they came up with the Writes4Women Podcast. To help other women in the same way, to celebrate women’s voices and to support women’s rights.