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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sensational 7 Q & A with Pam Bachorz (Author of Drought)!

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pam Bachorz grew up in a small town in the Adirondack foothills, where she participated in every possible performance group and assiduously avoided any threat of athletic activity, unless it involved wearing sequined headpieces and treading water.

Pam, who lived in Florida when she wrote CANDOR, currently lives near Washington, DC. When she's not writing, reading, working or parenting, Pam likes to go to museums and theater performances, and watch far too much television.

Her current novel, DROUGHT is in stores today!
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
I'd go somewhere that wouldn't make me 1. ill (bad water, plagues, etc!) or 2. eaten by large animals! Actually, I'd like to go back in time and meet Cleopatra, or Queen Elizabeth. Both must have been forces of nature and I'd like to see in person what they were like.

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Enslaved girl can escape at terrible price.

Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
There are too many wonderful books to choose from! Just two examples: I was thrilled to see SHIP BREAKER win the Printz and I am a huge fan of Rick Yancey's MONSTRUMOLOGIST series. So I tend towards the light, fluffy reads (kidding!). Hmm, fictional crush, has to be Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables. Come to think of it, perhaps it's not entirely a coincidence that my husband has dark, curly hair!

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
I'd like to be a brave warrior, maybe Paksenarrion from Elizabeth Moon's series. I read that over and over as a teen. Paks fought against injustice, with style!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play thelead role as you/ Why?
Well, realistically they'd choose someone ten-twenty years younger and thinner, right? So let's say Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep's daughter. I think we're going to see some very cool work from her in the coming years. Not that we really look anything alike!

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
It should be NEVER SLOW DOWN, because I seem to be incapable of sitting still in my life--I'm always off to the next challenge, project or house.

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Creative hard-driving woman tries to have it all. (Yes, ok, that's 8 and with a cheating hyphenated word!)


**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
DROUGHT will be releasing as an audio book very soon, with a very talented narrator. So if you enjoy audio books, watch for that. After that, I'm writing my next story so it will be a little while until the next release. Keep your eyes on my website for announcements!

Thanks for stopping by Pam!

For more information about Pam Bachorz and her books, please visit her website here.


  1. Great interview. I loved Candor so can't wait to read Drought.

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  3. Great interview! Drought is definitely on my TBR! I'm your newest follower-drop by and say hi if you get a chance!


  4. Thanks for the interview! I particularly liked your 7 (8) words to describe yourself! It works! :)

  5. Nice interview. Can't wait to read Drought.

  6. What a cool chick! I lvoe her response to not going back where she could get eaten by larg animals! Hahaha

    Wow Meryl Streep's daughter, she is gorgeous!

    And this is my favorite!: It should be NEVER SLOW DOWN, because I seem to be incapable of sitting still in my life--I'm always off to the next challenge, project or house.

    Great interview!!! I want this book so bad now. It's always nice to know more about the authors of the books you read! Awesome! ♥

  7. fun questions! really enjoyed the interview, and now i want to read this book!!! :)

  8. Awesome interview quesions! I liked how original they were, so it was fun to read.


  9. NIce interview.
    That would be interesting to see what Queen Elizabeth and Cleopatra were like, nice choice. ^_^

    Drought sounds like a great read.

  10. I always enjoy author interviews!! Thanks!!

  11. I enjoyed the interview and the chance to learn a little more about Pam.

  12. Oh Cleopatra is a good choice! Thanks for the interview! I'm really looking forward to this book, Candor was awesome :)

  13. It's cool that Drought will be out in audio format. I haven't listen to any books on tape, so maybe this one would be a good one to start with. Thanks for the interview!

  14. Along with being a cool answer, "Never Slow Down" is great advice for any aspiring writer.

  15. Thanks for the great interview! Haha I would like to meet Cleopatra or Queen Elizabeth as well~

  16. ahah oh gilbert...I definitely share your love for Anne's beau lol...I guess hes my type as well because all my boyfriends have looked like him! ahah

  17. I love the Mostrumologist! Great interview.

  18. Great interview, My older Granddaughter would like this book.


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