Featured Interview With Pamela Foland
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Pamela Foland grew up in Plano, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Business in 2005.
Her love of animals started at a very young age. As a child, she was constantly bringing home stray dogs, and injured birds.
As an adult, her love of animals has only grown stronger. Pamela has worked in numerous pet hotels as a dog trainer and is certified to teach pet first aid and CPR. All her experience with pets culminated four years ago when Pamela found and raised an abandoned litter of day-old kittens. Not able to part with any of these now-grown babies, Pamela enjoys going home to her “little munchkins” every night. This experience gave Pamela the inspiration for her series debut, Megan’s Munchkins.
Pamela will always have a special affinity with Megan because of their shared experiences. She truly believes there are few experiences in life more compelling than saving the life of another being.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
From a very young age I started reading my favorite book series and writing my own short stories. Writing continued to be a hobby for me until I decided to start writing for publication three years ago. I still read as many books as possible about the publishing industry as well as any books about pets. Even though I am writing much more often than I did as a child, I still find it enjoyable and very relaxing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite series when I was growing up were The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin and Thoroughbreds by Joanna Campbell. I was always fascinated on how they created new stories and kept the characters growing. I recently reread them both and was able to pick up some helpful ideas. Both of these are great examples of how to build and continue characters in a series.
My favorite books to read are pet related books. My pets are my inspiration for writing, and I love reading about all the incredible stories about other pets.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Megan Thompson is back for a third adventure! Megan The Pet Whisperer is now available!
Megan is surprised and happy when Dr.Newton, the Veterinarian at the Furry Friends Clinic, ask her to look after Monty, a Capuchin monkey. Dr. Newton acquired Monty from the local zoo because he was fighting other monkeys. Despite Monty’s reputation with the vet staff as being a terror, Megan knows she can win Monty over. Megan see’s the inner workings of a vet clinic, and before the three days are up she wants to help every pet she can. Unfortunately, the vet staff sees Megan as an annoying little kid not part of the team. Megan can’t bear to hear any more talk about Cooper, a sad Shih Tzu that won’t eat his meals. She knows she could help him and others at the clinic if given the chance. How can Megan earn the staff’s trust? Will she ever be allowed to handle any other pets besides Monty? Every kid has a summer to which they just want to go back to when they are all grown up. This is Megan’s summer, this is the summer when Megan became the Pet Whisperer.
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