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Pamela K. Kinney


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Author Pamela K. Kinney gave up long ago trying not to listen to the voices in her head and has written award-winning, bestselling horror, fantasy. science fiction, poetry, along with nonfiction ghost books ever since. Her horror short story, “Bottled Spirits,” was runner-up for the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award and is considered one of the seven best genre short fiction for that year. She has various short stories published in fiction and nonfiction anthologies and magazines, a science fiction novella, Maverick Heart, the urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, six nonfiction ghost books, and a nonfiction cryptid book released Spring 2022, Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America. One of her horror poems, “Dementia” published in HWA Poetry Showcase, VIII, got her mentioned in Best Horror of the Year, Volume Thirteen. Three of her nonfiction ghost books garnered Library of Virginia nominations. Her third ghost book, Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations, reached a second printing and is now a 2nd edition with extra new stories and ten new ghostly images added.

Pamela and her husband live with one crazy black cat (who thinks she should take precedence over her mistress’s writing most days). Along with writing, Pamela has acted on stage and film and investigates the paranormal for episodes of Paranormal World Seekers for AVA Productions. She is a member of both Virginia Writers Club, James River Writers, and Horror Writers Association.

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  • Fiction (long form)
  • Fiction (short form)
  • Fiction (theater and screenplays)
  • Non-fiction (creative non-fiction)
  • Non-fiction (general)
  • Platform Building/Marketing
  • Poetry
Other Topic(s) of Expertise
paranormal investigation for the writer; emotions of characters

Poems, Novels, Plays, or other Works

Work 1 - Title
How the Vortex Changed My Life
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(Fiction & Literature) Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cat Viggolone just can’t get a break. She'd gotten married, but that ended when the husband left her for his younger secretary. She'd wanted children. That flew out the window along with the cheating husband. There’s the career, but working a window at the Virginia DMV can’t really be classified as a great career choice. At thirty-three, her life had become positively dull. Then the vortex opened. Sucked up into a corridor just outside of Hell, she meets Connor, a werewolf, and Larry, a demon that looks like a blue-eyed eyeball. They escape back to earth, only to find that the vortex has opened up in downtown Richmond. The town is going to hell, literally. Besides a grayness seeping out and turning all living things into zombies, monsters and demons are invading Cat’s world. Will Cat and her new friends (including an angel named George) be able to stop the vortex before it claims the entire planet? Cat’s life is definitely no longer humdrum and ordinary.
Work 2 - Title
Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America
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(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
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Werewolves, Dogman, and shapeshifters in the United States (cryptids), plus mythology and folklore.
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Have you ever been driving, alone, at night, and know that what you saw along the side of the road was not human? Do you ever wonder just what was howling on your last camping trip? Have you ever felt your skin crawl as you passed by that hitchhiker in the fog?

Join Pamela K. Kinney as she explores the North American tales and mythology that deal with shapeshifting frights. From the arid deserts of the American Southwest to the dense forest of the American Northwest, and even farther north to the Last Frontier of Alaska; from the Midwest to the Appalachian Mountains, continuing to the Atlantic Ocean in the east and down south to Florida, the tales of were-beasts are myriad-and hauntingly similar.

With all these stories spanning cultures and landscapes, might there be some spark of truth to them?
Work 3 - Title
Christmas Magic
Work 3 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Children's picture book. Hardcover and paperback.
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Work 3 - Description
The Season of Christmas is not just for humans. It is a season of joy for other things natural and unnatural, too.
Join the celebration!
Awarding winning author Pamela K. Kinney's first children's book is exquisitely illustrated by independent artist Brit Austin.
Uses open dyslexic font.
Work 4 - Title
Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown & Other Haunted Locations
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(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
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Ghosts/paranormal/regional. Second printing/second edition.
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In this 2nd edition, go deeper into ghostly history as you tour Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown in the Historic Triangle. Visit haunted Jamestown Island, where Captain John Smith and the first English colonists settled. Stroll around Williamsburg and follow the same footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as they walked along Duke of Gloucester Street. Tour ghostly historic Yorktown from the colonial era through the Civil War. Take side trips to the towns and counties nearby that put the finishing touches to the history of the whole area. You’ll hear odd noises and see apparitions, but above all, be prepared to get to know the ghosts of the Historic Triangle and its surrounding areas. They’re dying for you to hear their stories.
Work 5 - Title
Haunted Richmond II
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(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
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Return once more to haunted Richmond, where no building is safe from supernatural happenings. Visit Stories Comics, which holds more than just comics within its walls. Step back in time at Henricus Historical Park where you’ll be welcomed by dead colonists, Civil War soldiers, and other haunts. Discover that not only is the Richmond Vampire out for your blood, but the Werewolf of Henrico waits for you beneath the full moon. It seems that the War Between the States is still being fought between ghostly Confederate and Union soldiers at Cold Harbor, Sailor’s Creek, Parker’s Battery, and Petersburg Battlefield. All this… plus a sea serpent, a lost city, ghostly cats, Bigfoot, a UFO, and haunted churches, parks, and colleges. So be sure to plan your visit now to a very paranormal Richmond. The dead don’t stay dead in this town!

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Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area
Travel to Petersburg, Virginia, and the surrounding areas of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Prince George, Dinwiddie, and nearby Ettrick-Matoaca, Enon, and Chester to discover what spirits, monsters, UFOs, and legends await the unwary. Why are the Union and Confederate spirits still fighting the Civil War in the battlefields? Who is the lady in blue who haunts Weston Plantation House? Learn what the phantoms at Peter Jones Trading Post will do to keep from being photographed. Drink tea with runaway slaves still hiding on the top floor above the Blue Willow Tea Room. Are Edgar Allan Poe and his bride still on their honeymoon at Hiram Haines Coffee and Ale House? Why does the Goatman stalk young lovers? Meet the ghosts of Violet Bank Museum that greet guests at the house. Hauntingly active as they share space with the living, the dead refuse to give up their undead residency. September 30, 2015

Spectre Nightmares and Visitations-collection of horror short stories and a poem-http://store.genreconnections.com/spectre-nightmares-and-visitations-print/ and http://store.genreconnections.com/spectre-nightmares-and-visitations-ebook/-Many things scare us. But the most fearful things are those that infect our nightmares and visitations. Monsters from the closet or from another planet. Ghosts that haunt more than houses. Werewolves are not the only shapeshifters to beware of. Children can be taken from more than the human kind of monsters. Even normal things can be the start of a heart-pounding terror. Prepare to step beyond the pages into Spectre Nightmares and Visitations. Just tell yourself that they’re only stories.-2010

Haunted Richmond, Virginia-nonfiction (New Age/spirituality) and Ghosts/paranormal/regional-http://www.schifferbooks.com/haunted-richmond-virginia-3359.html -Richmond is chock-full of ghosts and haunted places. This city names Edgar Allan Poe as its native son, and it is rich in ghostly lore, legends, and tales. Join this tour to: - Learn why Virginia's governor shares his mansion with ghosts; - Dine with ghosts at Ruth's Chris Steak House and Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern; - Discover that the Byrd Theatre has more than movies to offer customers; - Visit the prison in Powhatan (it might not be safe, even for those working there); - Call on the Lady in Red who roams the corridors at Wrexham Hall. These and other interesting and scary stories will transport you beyond, to a Richmond that most mortals never see!-June 15, 2007.
Maverick Heart-Science Fiction, http://tinyurl.com/2wynups4 Lieutenant Michelle Roddenberry is a maverick and flaunts the rules. But as an officer in the Terra Federation Navy and with a galactic war going on against an alien race, one must follow orders. It, October 31, 2019
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