readilearn: Introducing Pamela S. Wight, author of Birds of Paradise – Readilearn

In the author spotlight this month is Pamela S. Wight, a fellow blogger, writer, and teacher of creative writing. I enjoy the stories of life Pamela shares on her blog Rough Wighting, and also enjoyed reading her adult novels. But it was the story of how this picture book Birds of Paradise came to be, a picture book 35 years in the making, that really captivated me. I knew I wanted to share it with you. Before we start talking about the book, though, let me introduce you to Pamela.

yellow bird Pamela Wight

Pamela Wight has joined the ranks of authors who are, as she calls it humorously “bi-genre” or “ambi-writers.” Think of Ian Fleming, who yes, wrote the James Bond books, but also switched genres and wrote the children’s book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Before A.A. Milne wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh books, he penned a popular whodunit entitled The Red House Mystery.

Wight wrote two books of romantic suspense, The Right Wrong Man and Twin Desires, before fulfilling her lifelong dream of publishing her children’s story Birds of Paradise about two special sparrows.

About the story:

Birds of Paradise

Sweet sparrows Bessie and Bert grow up as differently as night and day. Bessie is fearful of the dangers inherent in being a bird. She’s scared to leave her cozy branch. But Bert relishes flying in the sky and

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34 thoughts on “readilearn: Introducing Pamela S. Wight, author of Birds of Paradise – Readilearn

  1. Kate Johnston

    I adore Pam! I follow her blog–she makes me laugh and cry and want to attack my own writing with more vigor. I am so excited for her journey with this book. I can’t wait to read it!

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  2. paulapederson

    Ever since I read “The Right Wrong Man,” I’ve been glued to Pam’s blog. Now you’ve shown me even more about Pam’s versatility. She is truly an example of an ambi-writer! I’m also a recently published author, but I”ll never have Pam’s 5:30 a.m.-start writing-persistence.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Congratulations on becoming a published author, Paula. I enjoyed “The Right Wrong Man” too, though I was already following Pam’s blog when I read it. I occasionally start writing at 5.30, but not often. 🙂

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  3. Baydreamer

    What a wonderful interview and testimony to Pam’s book and writing. Thanks for sharing, Norah. I’m new to Pam’s blog, but I’m so impressed and amazed at her “story” and success that I know I’ll enjoy my journey. And her book sounds absolutely delightful with many great messages for children, as well.
    ~Lauren

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks for popping over to read and comment, Lauren. I too enjoy Pam’s blog and writing, and found her story very interesting. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading more of Pam’s blog and books.

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    2. roughwighting

      Hey Lauren. Now you know my secret – I’m always dreamin’ of the Bay also. ;-0 Sounds like you’re getting that HOT autumn weather right now. Think of me when you’re enjoying my favorite county, and look up at the sky. You just might see Bert and Bessie.

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  4. Cheryl Crotty

    What a great interview with Pam…the book sounds wonderful and I’m going to be giving that to my two little grandsons for Christmas. There are lessons in that book that all children could benefit from…
    Pam it has been so nice getting to know you…you are truly an inspiration….

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    1. roughwighting

      Well, Cheryl, right back at you. I so loved co-blogging a post together a month ago – my owl poem and your owl photographs. Co-creativity! It’s been a joy getting to know you virtually and in person.
      Hope your adorable grandsons love Bert and Bessie. xo

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  5. marianbeaman

    Pam and I are mutual friends on each others’ blogs, but I enjoyed learning about her “birth” as a writer, making up story as a wee one with a picture book. I bought Birds of Paradise for grand-daughter Jenna but of course I read it first. A budding artist, she enjoyed the pictures as much as the sweet story.

    The interview style of book review is so effective. Thanks, Pam and Norah!

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comments, Marian, both here and on the original readilearn post. I learned a lot about Pam from this interview too. What I love about it, is the way Pam makes the information so accessible with a voice that is obviously authentic and comes from the heart. Isn’t it wonderful that Pam’s story inspired your granddaughter Jenna with ideas of her own. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post.

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    2. roughwighting

      I was so pleased when you told me a few months ago that you bought Birds of Paradise for your granddaughter so she could be inspired by Shelley’s illustrations, Marian. I shared that with Shelley, who is a quiet artistic genius, holed up in a small town in western MD, creating her magic with birds and squirrels surrounding her studio. Hmmm, maybe our next collaboration will include a squirrel or two. 😉

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