20 September, 2010

Midwest Book Review Endorses and Praises Finding Emmaus

Each year, the Midwest Book Review receives approximately 18,000 submissions.

I am thrilled to be able to tell you that on September 8th I received notification from James A. Cox, its editor-in-chief, that my debut novel, “Finding Emmaus” was just chosen to be reviewed and enthusiastically endorsed by this prestigious organization.

This is what they had to say:

Empathy is within us all, but some feel it stronger than others. “Finding Emmaus” is the first book for the Lodestarre series, a historical fantasy telling a story of two Empaths who live three hundred years apart whose talents are written off as mental illness. Through this gap, the two Empaths seek to understand their talents and what they mean, even when society snubs them.

“Finding Emmaus” is a thoughtful and fascinating read and take on society through fantasy. Highly recommended.

Their publication, known as Book Watch will feature “Finding Emmaus” in their 2010 issue. Additionally, “Finding Emmaus” will also appear in the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" (published four times yearly for academic, corporate and public library systems), as well as the book review databases LexisNexis and Goliath.

They will also be posting their review on Amazon.com.

This is just such an honor — I’m over the moon about it!!

15 September, 2010

A Woman With More Backbone Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

Harper Lee, one-hit-wonder author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning “To Kill A Mockingbird” displayed the kind of gusty, gritty fearlessness which makes me proud of my gender (stick those fingers in your suspenders, jut your chin out and throw those shoulders back!!) and all those who share it.

Early in the 1960’s, Virginia area school board attempted to ban “To Kill A Mockingbird” from their school, calling it “immoral literature”. My first reaction when I read that was, WTF?????

Well, it must have been Ms. Lee’s as well, because, amazing writer that she is, she penned, back in 1966, a clear, concise, cuttingly beautiful letter to the nincompoops which was, in my opinion, a thing of beauty — and this is what she said:

“Recently I have received echoes down this way of the Hanover County School Board’s activities, and what I’ve heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read.

Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that “To Kill a Mockingbird” spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct, Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners. To hear that the novel is "immoral" has made me count the years between now and 1984, for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink.

I feel, however, that the problem is one of illiteracy, not Marxism. Therefore I enclose a small contribution to the Beadle Bumble Fund that I hope will be used to enroll the Hanover County School Board in any first grade of its choice.”

Bravo for Ms. Lee!! You have always had my respect and admiration. This makes me want to buy you a beer, slap you on the back and give you a hug!!

Copyright by Pamela S. K. Glasner © 2010, All Rights Reserved

08 September, 2010

Interview With Para Explorers Radio

Sandra and Russ Wells of Para Explorers Radio focus on paranormal & historical research.

On September 7th 2010 they spoke with Ms. Glasner about her writing in general, “Finding Emmausin particular, her research methods, her commitment to historical and factual accuracy, and her characters’ roles as social advocates.


06 September, 2010

" ... an intimate listening of our inner voices, deepest yearnings and even blind spots to our egoic sabbateurs ..."

Kelly Welles, President and CEO of Welles Financial Services in New York City, recently had this to say about Finding Emmaus:

“I've been reading Finding Emmaus and enjoying it immensely. What a gifted writer you are. What an intimate listening of our inner voices, deepest yearnings and even blind spots to our egoic saboteurs and authentic yearnings to connect with our source and fullness. What an observer of detail and history. Grand merci for the enchanting journey!

I predict you will build a growing and enduring following among those who resonate with your skillful, wise and lyrical story-telling .... lyrical because it suggests a tone poem with epic overtones. A superb work of art by a most gifted storyteller.”