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2017

December 8, 2017 - I was interviewed by my chapter of the Horror Writers Association. Check it out here.

November 17, 2017 - If you like Books A Million, you can now order the paperback copy of How the Vortex Changed My Life at their online website. Click here for more info.

I am returning as a writer guest at Mysticon February 23-25, 2018. Check Appearances at a Glance for the hotel, address and website link.

October 30, 2017 - I was interviewed on Virginia This Morning TV talk show on October 30, 2017. You can see the interview here.

October 21, 2017 - The trade paperback edition of the urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, is now available online at Barnes and Noble.

October 4, 2017 - I will be doing a virtual blog tour for How the Vortex Changed My Life. Check the schedule:

October 8, 2017: I Smell Sheep Reviews
October 9, 2017: KMN Books
October 10, 2017: Carol Writes: The Write Drive
October 13, 2017: Fantastic Dreams of Pamela K. Kinney

I will have a giveaway for those leaving comments on the blog: a $20 Amazon gift certificate. I will post the winner on my blog, on October 16, 2017, at 12 Noon Eastern. The winner must leave a comment with name and email (don’t worry, I must approve comments and I won’t post it on my blog, just email you, so we can get you your prize).

October 2, 2017 - I will be reading from How the Vortex Changed My Life, then signing copies of the urban fantasy novel at Chop Suey Books from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 13th. For the address and more, check Appearances at a Glance.

September 27, 2017 - The copies of my new novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, have arrived by UPS, ready for my events coming up. This includes a book signing at a local independent bookstore, The Little Bookshop, in Midlothian, Virginia, on October 14th. For address and time, check Appearances at a Glance for that.

September 20, 2017 - My urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, is now available as a trade paperback. You can find it HERE. And for those readers in the UK: it's available on Kindle and paperback on AmazonUK.

September 15, 2017 - The kindle of my urban fantasy novel How the Vortex Changed My Life is now available at Amazon. Find it here.

September 1, 2017 - I will be an author guest for Marscon 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia January 12-14. For the hotel address and website link of the convention check out Appearances at a Glance.

August 29, 2017 - I just got the poster for the Charlottesville Book Fair being held November 18, 2017, in Charlotesville, Virginia. Here it is!

July 19, 2017 - I just got the word that I will be a guest again at Monster Fest at the Chesapeake Central Library October 7, 2017. For address and times, check Appearances at a Glance.

July 15, 2017 - Besides being in the Scares That Cares dealers room at the Horror Writers Association Virginia chapter tables Saturday, July 22nd (off and on--my books will be there though), selling and signing my books, I will also be doing the Horror Writers Association Virginia Meet & Greet at 8:30pm – 9:30pm. in Rooms A & B: Come meet the members of the Virginia Chapter of the Horror Writer’s Association and learn more about their organization. So if you get one of my books, but I wasn't there to sign it, you will definitely catch me at the panel. For more on Scares That Cares Weekend, the link is here.

July 14, 2017 - Paranormal World Seekers will have a canopy at Paracon at Ferry Plantation in Virginia Beach, Virginia Saturday, September 30, 2017. I will be selling my books there, besides PWS selling the DVDs. General admission is $10 and the event is open to the public, rain or shine. Check Appearances at a Glance for time and address.

July 13, 2017 - I will be signing my ghost books and my horror fiction, plus hopefully my urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, will be released by then, at the Shockoe Cemetery Book Fair that will be put on by The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, on Sunday September 24, 2017.

And on November 18, 2017, I will be doing the Indie Author Book Fair. You can find the addresses, times, and more at Appearances at a Glance to the right.

May 25, 2017 - For those who are stationed at Fort Lee in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia, or if you know someone stationed there, I will be selling and signing copies of Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales at the Main Px June 30, July 1 and 2, 2017. Address and times at Appearances at a Glance.

And I'll be returning to the New Author Expo part of the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. The New Author Expo will be held in the Naismith Room on the second floor, around the corner from the Art Galleries. The whole event is open and free to the public.

April 26, 2017 - I will be at Paracon @the Exchange Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Exchange Hotel Museum in Gordonsville, Virginia. Check Appearances at a Glance for the address, times, and link to their website. I will be with Paranormal World Seekers and we will have tables there, selling the DVDs, plus my and fellow investigator Carol Smith's books. Adult are $10.00 and $5.00 for children ages 8-12, with children 7 and under free.

April 27, 2017 - I will be assisting at the Horror Writers Association, Virginia chapter table on Saturday, July 22, 2017 only (though the convention is July 21-23, 2017), plus selling and signing my books there. Check Appearances at a Glance for address and Scares That Care Weekend's website link.

March 29, 2017 - I will be interviewed on a paranormal radio show, Haunt Jaunts, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7-8 p.m. CT, 8-9pm EST. You can learn more about the show at Info or the schedule at Schedule.

To listen: Directly from ParaMania Radio’s site: Here. (Either their site, or on your phone via their mobile apps, which are available in Google play or the App Store. Note: If you have a Sonos system, TuneIn is also available there.) For those who can't hear it live, the show will be archived afterwards ParaMania Radio On Demand: Archive.

March 4, 2017 - I'm confirmed for the annual Starfleet Atlantic Science Fiction Yard Sale on May 27th. The rain date is June 3rd, but if that happens, I won't be able to attend. For more information, check out Appearances at a Glance or email Starfleet. This event is free to the public.

March 2, 2017 - I will be selling and signing my books and the Paranormal World Seekers DVDs at Galacticon in Virginia Beach May 20th. For more information, check Appearances at a Glance.

February 12, 2017 - Cover reveal for my urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life can be found here.

January 4, 2017 - I will be publishing my urban fantasy, How the Vortex Changed My Life by the end of 2017.

Blurb: 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.

January 3, 2017 - Got my schedule for Marscon, happening January 13-15th, at the Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg. For the address of the convention and the link to their website, check my Appearances at a Glance.

Friday 9pm – Ghost Hunt - I am leading this. Please feel free to bring your own camera, camcorders and recorders to record for yourselves

Saturday 10am – Fantastic Beasts and How to Write Them - How do you describe the movement of a dragon? What happens when a shape shifter becomes a sea wyvern? These authors discuss the technicalities of creating larger than life creatures realistically. Panelists: Todd McCaffrey, Mari Mancusi, Pamela K. Kinney, D.C. McLaughlin

Saturday 2pm – Cosplay: Old School vs. New School - Before it became known as Cosplay it was simply known as Costuming - What is the difference or is there any? Panelists: Birdy, Erica Bortnick, Cheralyn Lambeth, Mera Babineaux, Pamela Kinney

Saturday 7pm – Dragons in Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction - Panelists will talk about how dragons are incorporated in these genre fiction and what makes the dragon a hot commodity for them. Panelists: Pamela K. Kinney, Margaret S. McGraw, Mari Mancusi, Joelle Presby

Sunday 10am – A World full of Monsters - From Blutbads to Zauberbiest, La Llorna & The Jersey Devil - join us as we explore the worlds of Grimm, Supernatural, and Teen Wolf and their use of the many creatures from history and other diverse cultures. Monsters such as the Kitsune of Japan, the Djinn of the Middle East, or the Chupacabra of Mexico and they have been used in these shows’ interpretations as well as some of the cultures that brought them. See what it takes to defend humanity from creatures that do more than just go bump in the night. Panelists: Pamela K. Kinney, D.C. McLaughlin

Sunday 12noon – Indie Publishing: Getting Known as an Author - Most people understand what marketing is, but far fewer understand the role that publicity pays in selling your work. One without the other often falls flat…but when your local newspaper won’t talk to you, how do you get publicity? Come hear how our experts do it. Panelists: Chris Kennedy, Pamela K. Kinney, Kim Headlee, Tabitha Grace Challis, D.C. McLaughlin

2016

December 12, 2016 - I will be interviewed on the Speculative Fiction Cantina Friday, December 23rd, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. I will be doing a 5 – 8 minute live reading out of Spectre Nightmares and Visitations. The interviewer on the show will be also interviewing author Randy Anderson on the show.
For other time zones that’s:

Central: 5:00 P.M.
Mountain: 4:00 P.M.
Pacific: 3:00 P.M.

The link for the show is here.

December 1, 2016 - I submitted a horror story, "Death of the Apostrophe" to the #TNTHorrorContest. The television channel begins judging December 1st for what they consider the top 100. You can read it and even vote for it, as it is available now. You have to join Wattpad.com to vote. Click here for more info.

November 30, 2016 - For those wanting to attend my Bringing Horror Out of Darkness talk on writing horror at the North Chesterfield Road Library December 6th, you need to register at Bringing Horror Out of the Darkness to do that. Registration and the talk is free.

October 17, 2016 - The latest Paranormal World Seekers DVD was just released: Archer House. Blurb: Join the PWS team as they investigate the Archer House days before it was torn down to build a new road. Contact my Co-Producer if you would like to purchase it and get it shipped to you.

October 16, 2016 - I'll be selling and signing my ghost books and my horror fiction, plus Paranormal World Seekers DVDs, at Author Night at Red Vein Haunted House on Sunday night, October 20th. For times and address, plus the haunt's website, check out My Appearances at a Glance.

I agreed to write two columns for the Petersburg, Virginia Progress-Index newspaper about the ghosts of Petersburg and the Tri-Cities. The first one will be in the Sunday edition, October 23, 2016. The second one will be in the Sunday edition, October 30, 2016. Once I learn the links for the online versions, I will post on it here.

September 8, 2016 - I've been invited to the Festival of the Word being held 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. November 3, 2103, plus I will be an author guest at Marscon and Mysticon in 2017. For addresses, dates, and websites, check Appearances at a Glance.

August 15, 2016 - I'll be giving a talk on writing horror at the North Courthouse Road Library in Chesterfield, Virginia on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. For the address, the time and the library's phone number and website link, please check out Appearances at a Glance.

July 8, 2016 - I just locked down a talk in October on ghosts and monsters of Hopewell and the Tri-Cities area at the Hopewell Library in Hopewell, Virginia. For address, time, and more, check out Appearances at a Glance.

July 7, 2016 - I can't do all three days of Scares That Cares Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, but I will be there Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Horror Writers Association table in the Dealers Room and at a panel on "Networking in Virginia" at 2:00 p.m. For more on all three days, plus what actors and others writers will be there:

June 13, 2016 - I have a FaceBook page for Paranormal World Seekers, a paranormal reality TV show we are slowly filming, from AVA Productions. Join us at Paranormal World Seekers and keep up what we are doing.

June 6, 2016 - I have a new release, #AmWriting, a compilation of letters written by 60 authors, including mine. Proceeds go to the Wayne Foundation (The Wayne Foundation's vision is for a world without child slavery, dedicated to providing direct assistance to those victimized by exploitation.) Pure Textuality PR is behind this publication. So, if you are a writer, get this and not only is there inspiration for you, the beginning writer (even the pro writer) from sixty authors, but you are also helping a great charity! Right now an eBook, with more to come, and soon will be in print too. For more info, check out Pure Textuality PR or click here.

May 18, 2016 - Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area has been nominated for Library of Virginia's Literary Awards. Winners will be announced in August, 2016. You can see my book and others nominated in both nonfiction and fiction here. This is a PDF download so you can view at your convenience.

Plus I'll be sharing table and tent with fellow Paranormal World Seekers investigator and author Carol Smith at Paracon at the Exchange Hotel Museum, Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Get the museum's address and website of the event at Appearances at a Glance.

April 8, 2016 - I was accepted for the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival on August 13, 2016. I'll be part of the New Author Expo (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), as they added on horror and paranormal to mystery, suspense, romance and women's fiction. The festival goes from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plus I have a talk called "Ghosthunting in Central Virginia," and a book signing and sale of Paranormal World Sekers DVDs afterwards on October 22, 2016 at the Tuckahoe Area Public Library in Henrico, Virginia, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

March 15, 2016 - This year's Science Fiction Yard Sale will be held on May 28, 2016 (the rain date is June 4th) at 4844 Linshaw Lane in the Haygood/Aragina Village area. See the flyer below for more information.

March 8, 2016 - I received a letter in the mail from the Library of Virginia notifying me that my nonfiction book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area has been nominated for consideration in the nonfiction category for the 19th Annual Library of Virginia Awards. Finalists will be announced in August 2016. For more information on these awards, please visit Library of Virginia.

February 14, 2016 - We have a new bookstore in town. I'll be doing a signing at 2nd and Charles on March 26, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm. I hope to see you there!

January 31, 2016 - If you didn't get a chance to listen to my interview with Paranormal Underground live on January 21st, the podcast for it is now available. Click here to listen. They mentioned it will also be on iTunes soon, if not already available there.

January 27, 2016 - Final tallies of the winners for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2015 are up. I'm pleased to announce that Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area made #3 in the Nonfiction books category.

My short horror story, "Silence," that appeared in Nightmares and Echoes II: The Return anthology made #10 in the Short Horror Story category.

Nightmares and Echoes II: The Return made #10 in Top Ten for Anthologies category.

January 5, 2016 - I will be talking about the ghosts of Colonial Heights and the Tri-cities area for the Colonial Heights Historical Society. For more information, check out my Appearances at a Glance on the upper right side of this page. We'll be in the large meeting room. I hope to see you there.

2015
December 4, 2015 - I was a spotlight author for Celebrate with a Book. Click here for more information.

November 5, 2015 - My book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia & the Tri-Cities Area, was chosen as one of three perfect reads for Halloween by Style Weekly. See more here.

October 31, 2015 - My flash fiction story, Once in a Lifetime Opportunity is now up at Fictorians

October30, 2015 - I was interviewed by Hopewell News and it's now out in both print and online. See the online version here.

October 28, 2015 - The paperback version of Nightmares and Echoes 2: The Return is now available at Amazon. Click here for more info.

October 20, 2015 - I've received a new review from Southern Spirit Guide. Louis Powell IV calls Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia & the Tri-Cities Area "a fun and informative guide to this most historic region of Virginia." Check out his blog post here.

October 18, 2015 - On October 21, 2015, I'll be doing a post about a time in my childhood when I went trick-or-treating, titled "Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Don’t Give Me Peeps To Eat." It'll be up at the Horrow Writer's Association site on October 21, 2015. Other authors will be blogging as well. There will be many eBook and print book giveaways from now through the 31st at HWA.

October 12, 2015 - I did a radio interview with talk radio host Neal Steele of XTRA 99.1FM today, October 12, 2015. You can listen to it here.

October 7, 2015 - Check out the TV interview I did this morning, October 7, 2015, on WTVR-6's Virginia This Morning.

October 2, 2015 - Just a reminder: my guest blog about "World Building in Dark Fiction" on The Fictorians' blog will be up October 15, 2015. My flash fiction story, "Once in a Lifetime Opportunity." will also be released this month. The site link: Fictorians. The link for the article is here.

September 23, 2015 - I will be interviewed about Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area on WTVR-6's Virginia This Morning TV talk show on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. It will be on sometime between 9:00am to 10:00am Eastern. If you cannot watch it live or record it, then those out of the Richmond TV viewing area can see the video by the next day here.

September 22, 2015 - I have a new horror short story, "Silence," to be included in Nightmares and Echos 2: The Return, published by Gorillas With Scissors Press. The anthology releases October 16, 2015, and will be available in both eBook and print formats.

September 21, 2015 - I have a live radio interview about my book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area at Xtra99.1FM in Gloucester, Virginia on October 12th, beginning at 8:05 am Eastern. If you live in the area, do listen. If not, you can listen live here. I will have the link to the archived interview after I get it.

September 5, 2015 - I was interviewed recently at Sonnet O'Dell's Dusty Pages blog. Read it here.

September 1, 2015 - There will be a blog (virtual) tour for my new book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area beginning September 27th through Sunday, October 4, 2015. Leave a comment on the following blogs with your name and email, and you'll be entered in my contest to win a signed trade paperback copy of the book!

List of the blogs for the tour:
September 27 - I Smell Sheep Reviews
September 28 - My own blog (Fantastic Dreams of Pamela K. Kinney)
September 29 - Author Sharon Buchbinder's Blog
September 30 - Southern Spirit Guide
October 1 - Author Michelle Hamilton
October 2 - Lela Markham's Blog
October 5 - Horror Author Armand Rosamilia

August 1, 2015 - Great news! I just learned from Schiffer Publishing that Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area will be released September 28, 2015.

July 15, 2015 - I'm giving away copies of Paranormal Petersburg, Virgina and the TriCities Area on Goodreads. Check out the link here.The deadline to enter is October 2nd.

July 2, 2015 - I did a guest blog about "World Building in Dark Fiction" on The Fictorians' blog for October 15, 2015. (My flash fiction story, "Once in a Lifetime Opportunity." will be released that same month). The site link: Fictorians. The link for the article is here.

June 13, 2015 - My story, "Crimson Tide" was accepted for the anthology, State of Horror: California. More information to follow as I get it.

June 1, 2015 - I was interviewed by M.F. Wahl for Women in Horror on May 13th. Please visit her site here. I'm giving away a copy of my horror/dark fantasy collection of stories, Spectres Nightmares and Visitations, on Wednesday, May 20th. Click on the banner for more information and to enter.

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May 7, 2015 - My interview is up at Marina Julia Neary's CT Commie blog. Check it out here.

May 1, 2015 - I am now a member of the Horror Writers Association and its local Virginia chapter.

April 15, 2015 - Give Me Something Good to Eat is once again out in reprint. This is published through Gorillas with Scissors Press and is available in print and Kindle. For more information, please check out my anthology page here.

February 10, 2015 - A Ghost on Every Corner is now out. This is published through Gypsy Shadow Publishing and features one of my stories. Please check it out here.

January 14, 2015 - Strangely Funny II is now available in print, Kindle, and Smashwords. For more information or to purchase, please click here.

2014
May 1, 2014 - The video of my interview with Virginia This Morning is now available at here.

April 10, 2014 - Bottled Spirits is a 2013 WSFA Small Press Award runner up The winner was announced at Capclave's award reception in October 2013-Ken Liu. See the certificate I got here. You can read "Bottled Spirits" free here.