Pamela Porter was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and she lived
in New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Washington and Montana before
emigrating to Canada with her husband, the fourth generation of a
farm family in southeastern Saskatchewan, the backdrop for much of
Pamela''s work. She is the author of three collections of poetry,
and her poems have appeared in numerous journals across Canada and
the US as well as being featured on Garrison Keillor''s The
Writer''s Almanac. She is also the author of a number of
children''s books, including Sky and Yellow Moon,
Apple Moon (illustrated by Matt James).
Pamela''s first novel in verse, The Crazy Man, received
the TD Children''s Literature Award, the Canadian Library
Association Book of the Year Award for Children, the Geoffrey
Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the
Governor General''s Award, as well as several children''s choice
awards. It was also named a Jane Addams Foundation Honor Book and
won the Texas Institute of Letters, Friends of the Austin Public
Library Award for Best Young Adult Book.
Pamela lives near Sidney, B.C., with her husband, children and a
menagerie of rescued horses, dogs and cats.