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Pamela K. Kinney

 

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First name
Pamela K.
Last name
Kinney
 

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Pen Name
Pamela K Kinney
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Bio
Pamela K. Kinney is an award winning published author of horror, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and a ghost wrangler of nonfiction ghost books published by Schiffer Publishing. Her horror short story, "Bottled Spirits" published by Buzzymag.com was runner up for the 2013 Small Press Award.

Two of her nonfiction ghost books were nominated for Library of Virginia Awards. Her latest nonfiction ghost book to be published by Schiffer Publishing, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area, will be released August 2015.
She also has done acting on stage and in films, is a Master Costumer--costuming since 1972— and she even does paranormal investigating, including for DVDs for Paranormal World Seekers, filmed by AVA Productions. She was casting director for High Mountain Films' movie, The 19th (been an extra in the film, too), and wrote a horror screenplay, "Crawlspace Creep," now with an Indie production company.
She's a member of Horror Writers Association and the local Virginia chapter.

She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house, husband, and even the cat sometimes suffer for it!
 

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Chapter Information

VWC Chapter (if any)
Richmond
 

Speakers' Bureau

Speaker Area(s) of Writing Expertise
  • Fiction (short form)
  • Fiction (long form)
  • Non-fiction (creative non-fiction)
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
Work 1 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Science Fiction & Fantasy
Work 1 - Cover
Work 1 - Description
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
Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area
Work 2 - Genre
(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
Work 2 - Genre (Other)
Ghosts/paranormal/regional
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Work 2 - Description
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.
Work 3 - Title
The Witch and The Familiar
Work 3 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Romance
Work 3 - Genre (Other)
Urban Fantasy, erotic
Work 3 - Cover
Work 3 - Description
By Pamela K. Kinney under pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan.
Mortal woman Tina discovers she is part of a prophesy that says she and Charun, her demon Familiar, must make love so she can become the witch she is fated to be. If she doesn't do it and stop the demon army bringing Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won't stand a chance in Hell. A year later, just when Tina and Charun thought it was all over and that their life would be normal-another prophesy pops up. If Lucifer snatches Tina and mates with her before the last chime before midnight of the new year and gets her pregnant with his son, that the real Armageddon would begin, spelling the end of life as they knew it. This time they get help from an archangel, Jacokb, but with demons, Lucifer, and a cute demon bunny with fangs out of a Monty Python nightmare, out to stop them and Heaven not lending a hand, will Tina this time lose the battle and become the mother of the Antichrist and the start of a new Hell on Earth? Contains e-novellas Being Familiar with a Witch and A Familiar Tangle with Hell.
Work 4 - Title
Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations
Work 4 - Genre
(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
Work 4 - Genre (Other)
Ghosts/paranormal/regional
Work 4 - Cover
Work 4 - Description
Take a step back into ghostly history as you tour Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown in the Historic Triangle. Visit Jamestown Island where Captain John Smith and the first English colonists settled. Stroll around Yorktown and follow the same footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as they walked along Duke of Gloucester Street. Hear odd noises and see apparitions at the Peyton Randolph House, Cornwallis's Cave, Wells's Corner, Sherwood Forest, the Rosewell Plantation, and many, many other places. Be prepared to get to know the ghosts of this Historic Triangle and its surrounding areas. They're dying for you to read their stories.
Work 5 - Title
Haunted Richmond II
Work 5 - Genre
(Nonfiction) New Age & Spirituality
Work 5 - Genre (Other)
Ghosts/paranormal/regional
Work 5 - Cover
Work 5 - Description
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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Additional Works
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.
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