Pam Watts Harris is a former journalist, banker, and current educator who writes historical and contemporary fiction for females of all ages. She also works as an editor for Mantle Rock Publishing of Benton, Kentucky. A native Tennessean and past Arizona resident, she uses her personal experiences and observations to create characters that reflect the southern and western cultures with which she is most familiar. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys traveling, fitness activities, being outdoors, and of course, reading.
Her love of reading led to a love of writing at an early age, but her two sons were grown and gone from home when her first book, a ’tween book targeted to girls ages eight to twelve, was published. “Life just got in the way,” she said. “I finally decided I was going to have to make the time, and the result is three completed books and a fourth one almost finished.”
A licensed Spanish, French, and English teacher in Tennessee, she currently teaches French and theatre arts at the local high school, but she also encourages young writers to pursue their literary goals by sponsoring a creative writing club. In addition, she is an active board member of a branch of Dolly Parton’s Reading Railroad Imagination Library, an organization that provides free monthly books to children from birth until age five.
She is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and Ken-Tenn Writers, and she has been asked to speak at numerous civic group and library events.