Pamela Freeman

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books and novellas, plus short stories and scripts.

She writes under two names: Pamela Freeman for children’s and fantasy, and Pamela Hart for mystery novels and historical fiction.

Her most recent novel as Pamela Hart is An A-List for Death. This follows Digging Up Dirt, the first in the Poppy McGowan mystery series. She also publishes Regency romance novellas with Escape Publishing. Prior to this, she’s published a number of historical novels, mostly set in the first part of the 20th century (WWI and the Roaring Twenties).

As Pamela Freeman, her non-fiction picture books are multi-award winners, especially those she has created with illustrator Liz Anelli, Desert Lake and Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu. Pamela is also well known for her children’s fantasy, such as Victor’s Quest and Victor’s Challenge, and the associated Princess Betony books.

Pamela writes fantasy for adults as well; her Castings Trilogy was published world-wide and was followed by Ember and Ash, an Aurealis Award winner.

Pamela started writing as a scriptwriter for ABC Kids. She has a Doctorate in Creative Arts (Writing) and has taught writing at UTS and the University of Sydney, as well as conducting workshops at writers festivals, schools, and libraries Australia-wide. She is Director of Creative Writing at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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What our students say about Pamela:

“Pamela Freeman is a fabulous teacher! She just has such a talent for it. It’s rare that a good writer is also a good teacher. I am very inspired.”

– Iona Krefel

“Pamela was fantastic. She always kept the mood friendly and real, and kept the workshopping at a professional level, focusing on what the individual needed most from their time in the course. What was most enjoyable about the course was having a friendly atmosphere, where the group could discuss and critique each other’s work in a controlled environment.”

– Gustavo Panucci

“Pamela is amazing and such an inspiration. She is so obviously passionate and willing to share her successes and experiences with the class. I enjoyed workshopping our work with Pamela and other members of the class. I really benefited from the course and the feedback I received has given me the motivation and confidence to continue with my project. I look forward to soon commencing the Write Your Novel program.”

– Tracey Jordan

“I enjoyed the opportunity to get feed back from someone as knowledgeable as Pamela. Sharing my work with like-minded people has really given me the courage to move forward with my book. Pamela is amazing. She is very generous with her knowledge and experience. She also has a very keen editor’s eye and can sum up pretty quickly what you need to work on. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a great place to come if you want to write but need some help getting started, or if you have something written but you need help to get to the next stage.”

– Hera McCaffery

“Pamela is an excellent teacher and an incredible listener. Her ability to take in her students work, digest and deliver value in her feedback was outstanding. This has given me an empowered perspective from which to write but also from which to critique my own work.”

– Tim Lassig

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Teenage Creative Writers’ Program
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