Dear Pam,

It’s been 15 years since I picked up Cowboys Are My Weakness, completely fell in love with it, and started off on my own wild writing journey. Your books have been my road maps along the way. When the road gets hard (when I spend too much time focusing on plot, on publication, or even just stringing two sentences together) I pull out one of your books and remember why I want to write. Your writing is brave, honest, witty and, above all, readable. Your stories remind me to go back to the beginning, find the glimmering moments, set them next to each other, and see what happens. Doing that, I find the heart in my story and the joy in writing again. All that glimmers is truly gold.

Thank you so much, not only for encouraging a young writer, but for writing books that I love to read.

With love,


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