A Q&A with Author Pamela Mayer
Why did you want to become an author?
I wanted to become an author because I loved to read so much as a child. From the time I read my first book on my own, I was hooked. I was about nine years old when I decided to become an author. Being one of the people who created stories like the ones I loved so well seemed the perfect future to me.
Do you have any advice for future authors?
Write the story only you can tell, the tale which is uniquely your own. Remember too that only your very best is good enough for children.
What is the most interesting thing you learned in the process of writing your book?
I learned many methods to stop a sneeze from happening!
How do you hope your book will impact the Jewish life of a child?
I wanted to write a contemporary story which I hope many children can identify with. I also hope they will learn and appreciate the beautiful customs of a Jewish wedding ceremony.
Pamela Mayer was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and her family has lived there since the early 1900s. Writing children's stories is her favorite thing to do. When she's not writing, she works at the public library as a children's librarian. She's a fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, the San Francisco Ballet, and any and all circuses. She and her husband have two daughters and a very cute dog named Charlie.