Podcast interview for Christmas Knight

Join co-hosts Wendy Kendall and Carl Lee in A Novel Talk with Pam Binder. Romantic time travel will be involved and this epic author interview is historic. Pam Binder is a multi-talented, award winning author of ten novels.

Forbes.com Interview

  So You Want To Be A Writer? Here’s How To Make The Transition From Your Day Job originally posted on Forbes.com Is your dream to become a writer? Ever dreamed of being a writer? Not sure how to get started or make the transition from working 9 to 5 in an office to becoming… Read More

Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge: New Holiday Romances to Benefit St. Judes Hospital

Shouting out to Kim Hornsby who once again has brought together wonderful and talented authors in a Christmas anthology. A portion of the proceeds is donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. I’m honored to be part of this amazing group of authors. Order at https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Mistletoe-Lodge-Romances-Hospital-ebook/dp/B07WP45HFP/?fbclid=IwAR3CwXUJ47sbP0tHL1Ky50e02-o2eJ9icaLUMm9Ddj15wPgIp4G8wWSm_Yc

How Historical Characters Add Layers To Your Novel.

Each book I write contains either the mention, or a cameo of a real-life historical character. I love weaving these characters into my stories, but there is always a reason for their involvement. My goal is to recreate the feeling I experienced when I read my first romance novel in fourth grade, FOREVER AMBER. Real-life… Read More

When Plots Fail

Chocolate Sponge Candy – When Plots Fail This picture doesn’t tell the whole story. If you look at it at the different angles, the glob of caramel and chocolate might look tasty. News flash – it’s not. The candy tastes like a cross between sticky taffy, and playdough. It is an embarrassing fact that I… Read More

Chocolate and the Craft of Writing: Preparation and Planning

Whether you make dessert or write a story — preparation is critical. The beginning of a story starts with the question; What if? For example, the idea for my series, The Matchmaker Café, came to me while my husband and I were traveling in Scotland. We were both taking pictures and I was narrowing my… Read More

Chocolate and the Craft of Writing – Drinking Chocolate and Setting

When I first started writing, Falling in Love with Emma, I’m sure it was a “dark and stormy night,” because I thought about the French-style of drinking chocolate…a lot. Spoiler alert. It’s a typical fall day in Seattle, and I’ve just brewed a warm cup of drinking chocolate. Yum! Anyway, back to the blog. In… Read More

Chocolate and the Craft of Writing – Brownies and Bridge Scenes

Welcome Brownies – Or – How to bridge story lines. This is the first entry in my blog series that combines chocolate and the craft of writing. The first topic is how to bridge story lines. As I celebrate the release of the third book in the Matchmaker Café series, Falling in Love with Emma,… Read More

Where do story ideas come from?

Last week I was invited to a bookclub to discuss my book,The Inscription.  These amazing readers call themselves the Bibliobabes.  They asked me where I got the inspiration for my novel, Christmas in the Highlands. That really was a cool story in itself. I was cleaning out some old keepsakes I’d found that belonged to… Read More

Is The “Kilt” A Noun Or A Verb?

Is the “Kilt” a noun or a verb?  —–   Actually, it’s both! Because I write about stories set in Scotland, naturally I’ve done research on the topic. And what better way to do research than to actually visit the place. When my husband and I visited Edinburgh I bought a book on the proper way… Read More