Writing Fact as Fiction

Pam Ewen
Pamela Ewen

Pamela Binnings Ewen will speak at the July 20, 2019 meeting of Southern Christian Writers about writing fact as fiction. Pamela is from a Louisiana family recognized for its statistically improbable number of successful authors. Her cousin, James Lee Burke, won the Edgar Award. He wrote about the common ancestral grandfathers in his Civil War novel White Dove At Morning. Among other writers in the family are Andre Dubus  who receive Best Picture Oscar nomination for The Bedroom; his son, Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, a Best Picture Oscar nomination and an Oprah pick; Elizabeth Nell Dubus (the Cajun trilogy); and Alafair Burke’s well received Samantha Kincaid mystery series.

Her fiction writing grew out of her faith journey, which resulted in Faith on Trial in 1999 endorsed by then Secretary of State James Baker. Faith on Trial was chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in 2000. Pamela is also featured in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, produced by Campus Crusade for Christ. The success of Faith on Trial enabled her to exchange her partnership in the law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P for writing.

She is the author of six novels from B&H Publishing Group, including Secret of the Shroud, The Moon in the Mango Tree (a 2009 Christy Award Finalist and winner of the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award given by the National League of American Pen Women); Dancing on Glass (a 2012 Christy Award Finalist, and winner of a Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award), and Chasing the Wind (a Romantic Times ‘Top Pick’). Her latest book about Coco Chanel is scheduled to release Spring 2020.

All Southern Christian Writers meetings are free to attend and open to the public. The meetings begin at 10 am and are hosted by the Gospel Book Store, Westside Shopping Center, 91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, LA 70053.  Pamela’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Her books can be purchased after the meeting.

For more information please contact Teena Myers teena@scwguild.com or call (504) 939-7330 or Bill Roper (504) 362-7770

 

 

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