Pamela Greenhalgh Hamilton is a lifelong reader and storyteller.
As a child she created adventures for her Barbie dolls and paper dolls to act out. She turned to writing those adventures down as she grew up.
After college, Pam taught elementary school for several years before returning to her preferred career – writing.
She was an associate editor for the Rhode Island Jewish Herald, a staff writer at The Chronicle, the weekly newspaper serving Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts, and an account executive for Wordworks, a business writing firm in Providence, Rhode Island.
She moved to Virginia in 2000 and took a job in media relations at James Madison University for a year before moving to a staff writer position for the website ESOL Main Street.
She has served as an academic counselor and director of the Adult Degree Program at JMU since 2005.
Pam’s articles have appeared in the Bristol County Baby Journal, Skating, International Figure Skating, Hopscotch, and the South Coast Insider.
She received a second place award for feature writing from the New England Press Association (NEPA) in 1993 and an honorable mention from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in 2002 with her JMU colleagues in media relations.
Her first picture book, Snow Day, a slice-of-life story loosely based on her childhood in snowy New England, was published in 2011.
Pam loves to travel, garden, cook, and, of course, read, in her spare time.
She shares her home in the shadows of the Shenandoah National Park with her beloved cat, Brillo.