Pam Lewis

Pam Lewis lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Rob Funk. Since 1991, she has worked as a freelance writer of business and marketing communications. She is the author of the novels Perfect Family and Speak Softly, She Can Hear and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and various literary magazines.

Books by this Author

A Young Wife
Perfect Family
Speak Softly, She Can Hear

Videos

Teaching Resources

To download a file to your computer right-click on the link and choose 'save file as'.

High Resolution Images

  • Author Photo (jpg): Pam Lewis
    Photograph by Doug Anderson
    (2.3 MB)
    Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit.
  • Book Covers
    Find high resolution book cover images for books by Pam Lewis.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Breathe deeply

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An owl. I'd love to be a bird but with eyes in front, so that would have to be an owl. I already know how to make the calls, so I'd be ahead of the game if this ever came to pass.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. This has changed so much over the years. I used to be afraid of failure. I was afraid of getting fat. Afraid of saying something stupid. Afraid of being such an introvert. Those things don't worry me at all any longer. It took some time to think of what I fear; I realize I'm afraid of pain. And I'm afraid of harm coming to someone I love. And I suppose those are the same things.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where I am.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Those elusive moment of utter contentment that surprise me at various times.  I might be out to dinner with good friends, look around and think this is happiness. Or with someone I love and have the same experience. Or outside in a wild place. In each case it's a recognition of that particular moment as happiness. It comes upon me; I don't seek it out.

Explore

CONNECT WITH US