Pamela Griffiths – The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Thank you to Jane Risdon for nominating me for The Next Big Thing. 

Jane is a brilliant writer so follow her blog to find out what she is doing.

Jane has a Short Story in Morgen Bailey’s Flash Fiction on 24th November ‘A Walk To Destiny’.

Many thanks Jane for nominating me to do The Next Best Thing’.

I have been asked to answer some questions about my writing etc. so here goes….

Where do you live?

I live in Loxley in Sheffield England. I have lived here all my life. I come from a working class family and I am a yorkshire lass born and bred. I have had various jobs throughout my working life and ended up working for the National Health Service in Quality and Development Management. I am now retired.I was married for ten years when I was younger then I got divorced and married a lovely man who sadly died. I have three children and had two stepson’s, one sadly died aged 20 of cancer. My late husband Clive Griffiths died aged 54 of a brain tumor that was fifteen years ago. It made me realise that life is short and we must make the best of what we have. I met Sandy my partner four years ago we live together in Loxley and have a lovely house in the countryside which is wonderful in the summertime but not so good in the winter if it snows.

Do you get encouragement when you write?

My family have always supported me, my late husband encouraged me to write well before I was published.

My mum and dad always supported my writing and my children and grandchildren, My partner Sandy supports me too.

My Dad passed away just over a year ago and my mum is housebound so she has carers four times a day. I visit her three times a week to make sure she is ok. My sister sees her three times a week too.

I miss the encouragement dad gave when he was alive but now I write in his memory, I know he would have supported me if he was here.

I have a sister and a brother who also encourage me.

I have nine grandchildren, so plenty of family support there.

What sort of stories do you write?

I like to write poetry, short stories and fiction. I just like writing, anything really.

I am a member of Writers on the Same Page formerly Writers for Welfare and have two stories in the charity anthology Telling Tales.

What do you like to read?

I like to read thrillers, horror stories and supernatural stories. I also like to read any interesting stories, as long as it keeps me interested I will read it.

What type of books have you written?

I mainly write poetry books and I have been published in nearly sixty anthologies over the years. I have had some of my poems included on CD anthologies and in yearly diaries by my publisher United Press Ltd London. I was in the United Press Poets of the year book 2011 and Writer’s of the year book 2011. I have also self published some of my books.

Will you have a new book coming out soon?

I am working on a children’s book for Christmas at the moment, it is a book of short stories and poems. I hope to have it completed and published in time for Christmas.

What links do you use to promote your work?

My Blog on WordPress: –

One of my blogs: –

My website: –

My amazon page: –

My facebook author page:-

Goodreads: –



How many books have you written?

‘Control the Demon’ published by Minerva press, in 1999. A detective thriller.

‘Expressions of Life’ published by United Press Ltd, in 2009. A book of her poems.

My book is listed as a top ten book here:

Expressions of Life:-

‘Whispering Shadow’ a short detective story published in kindle format 2010 the story was initially included in a short story anthology ‘Living Proof’ published by United Press Ltd.

‘Rhymes for little Children’ published 2011 in paperback and kindle format. A collection of nursery rhymes for very young children.

‘Daughters of Sappho, Rainbow Gems’ published in paperback and kindle format 2012. A collection of lesbian poems.

‘Moments in Time’ published by United Press Ltd, in 2012. A collection of poems.  My book is listed as a top ten book here:

Moments in Time:-

‘Fifty Shades of Gay’ published in 2012 in paperback and kindle format. A Collection of lesbian sex poems.

‘Scream for Halloween’ published in Oct. 2012 in paperback and kindle format. A collection of short stories for Halloween.

‘Beyond The Cat Flap’ published in Nov 2012 in paperback and kindle format.

I have been included in over sixty anthologies and a charity book. I have had my work included in yearly diaries and on CD’s

In 2011 I won a National Poetry competition out of many thousands of entries and won £1,000 and a certificate.

I have retired from working full time for the NHS in Quality management. I have a diploma in freelance journalism and a diploma in quality management.

I am devoting more of my time to writing now.

I would like to nominate my choices for THE NEXT BIG THING and I hope you will visit their blogs and websites and read all about them and their work.

Jason Maurer

Jason is a talented author who has held interviews and short story competitions in his writing corner group.

Bobbie Shafer –

Bobbie is a very successful and talented author, I would highly recommend her books.




Susan Hymer

Susan is a talented published poet and has had her own book of poems published by United Press. 

Thank you again Jane Risdon  for your nomination.

Check out Jane’s blog:

Don’t forget to follow Jane and my nominated authors.

Thank you for taking the time to read my author interview in ‘The Next Big Thing’.  Please feel free to follow my links and like or leave me comments.

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15 Responses to Pamela Griffiths – The Next Big Thing

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Wow, my goodness me Pam! I am glad you are retired because I cannot figure out how you managed to cram so much into life when you were working as well. What a fantastic catalogue of work you have and so diverse. You really are one of the most prolific writers/poets I have come across and I take my hat off to you. I have read your stories and poems which you have posted on Shortbread and in the book we are both published in, Telling Tales, and I am so impressed with your talent and how you manage to write about so many different topics. I know you love your garden and I enjoy seeing your photos and exchanging chit chat with you on our Facebook pages and I really hope that you will find more followers and fans here today. I highly recommend they check out your work – they’ll be in for a treat. Good luck and enjoy today.

  2. joskehan says:

    Gosh Pam you have done so much and have had so much published too!! Good for you. Our lovely friend Jack Newman on Writers on the Same Page would dearly love to chat with you about poetry I am sure and you seem both have similar styles.
    Nine grandchildren must keep you hopping too – when do you have time to write? Lol.
    Best of luck for your Christmas book, but you will have to get cracking as everyone keeps telling me it’s only days away now…eeeek!
    Big hugs. xx

  3. annieye says:

    Congratulations on being nominated for The Next Big Thing. I love your writing Pam and agree with your comment about having the support of your partner and family. I miss my parents, too, especially when I am celebrating a bit of success. I wish you all the very best for the future and a continuation of the success you are already achieving with your writing.

  4. well done, pam. i enjoyed learning a bit more about you and your writing in your blog post. and i have enjoyed reading my copy of ‘moments in time’ as well

  5. Jane Risdon says:

    Pam thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my Short Story over at Morgen Bailey’s Short Story Saturday event 24th No 2012. I just pinged you back! Never done that before….what a blast! I will be back….much success. xx

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments….. I’m off now to do my Christmas book, nearly finished it. It is called ‘Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas’ with short stories and rhymes for children and the young at heart. 🙂 Thank you all for your support love and best wishes to you all and good luck with your WIP’s.

  7. It is Jason Mauer’s ‘Next big thing’ Please check out his blog and leave comments and likes.

    Thank you to Pam Griffiths for nominating my participation in The Next Big Thing. Please go and check out her amazing work,

  8. Jane Risdon says:

    Pam, thanks so much for posting on my blog. Lovely that you pop in. I am so happy that we are in another book together again ‘In A Word: Murder,’ and I have enjoyed your story no end. I love that it is in a good cause and I do hope we get to do another book soon…two so far and I hope #3 will happen one day. 🙂

  9. Thank you Jane, I would love to be included in another anthology with you, can’t wait for the next one. 🙂 x

    • Jane Risdon says:

      That would be wonderful Pam, perhaps we should put our heads together. I had hoped long ago that WOTSP would do one but now feel there is little interest and the group is on its last legs anyway. Shame as it had such a great start. Anyway, keep writing and keep in touch. I hope In A Word: Murder does really well for the Hospice. 🙂

  10. It’s a shame about WOTSP, I try to check in there as often as poss. I hope we get a few more inclusions in anthologies. Fingers crossed ‘In A Word: Murder’ will make lots of money for the hospice. Keep the anthologies coming lol . . . I’m up for it. 🙂 x

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