“Pam has a deft and gently encouraging touch with feedback and revision. (She’s the Goldilocks of writing coaches: Neither too little nor too much!) She also reads deeply and widely and thus has a substantial list of resources available to spark her students’ imagination and resolve at critical junctures in the writing process.”

Jean Shaw



“Working with Pam was an amazing experience. Her careful edits and attention to detail helped me see things in my manuscript that I hadn’t seen on my own. She also has a knack for encouraging confidence. It’s obvious that she loves the art of writing and is dedicated to bringing out creativity in others.”

Rochelle Squires



“When I first read one of Pam Smith’s short story drafts in my master class, I knew she was the real thing…Her images are sophisticated and her metaphors are rich and potent…Her writing reminds me of Karen Joy Fowler.”

Sarah Selecky