Spotlight on: Pamela Beason, CAC17 Speaker and 2014 Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize Winner

2016-12-21T20:32:25-08:00By |

You've written a book, or maybe you're writing a series or two. Your mind is full of questions. What lies ahead? How do you sell more books? How do you decide between traditional and Indie publishing? Do you get an agent? How? Wouldn't it be nice to hear from someone who has been through all of it before? Meet Pamela Beason, the multiple award-winning author of 4 fiction series, 9 novels, 2 non-fiction books...and still more to come. She's been both Indie and Traditionally published. Her agent has sold her books internationally. And you can find her at the upcoming Chanticleer Author Conference—CAC17—March 31st to April 2nd. She will be on hand to teach authors what she has learned from her years of successful publishing. Pam will be talking on How to Pitch Your Story and Writing in Multiple Genres. As part of our spotlight series, we asked Pam our five questions to get her perspective on professional success. 1. When did you know what you really wanted to be? As a kid, I wanted to be something different every week--a spy, a wildlife photographer, an astronaut. My"what next?" attitude has pretty much continued into adulthood: I've worked as a translator, mechanical/architectural drafter, palynology technician, a teacher, technical writer, managing editor, and a private investigator. But through it all, I have always loved reading and writing, and all my experiences flow together beautifully in the world of mystery fiction. For now, I have definitely decided to be a professional author [...]