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Read Pamela's Stories
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Oct 2, 2001
What Little Boys Do
Feb 14, 2002
The Price of Privacy
Feb 2, 2002
The Boss of Me
Dec 25, 2001
Walkin' the Dog Weather
Jan 24, 2002
Thank You, Emile
Nov 13, 2001
Jenkins has been married to her college sweetheart, Stanley, for the past
twenty-one years. They met while attending Oklahoma State University and were
married during her husband's final year of veterinary school. She was a
stay-at-home mom for the first ten years of parenthood, but she now works as
the office manager for her husband's veterinary practice in Henryetta,
Oklahoma. Their four children have practically grown up in the animal
hospital and are known to the clients who visit there.
Although the inspirations for most of her stories center around her family and
her love for God, Pamela also writes about the bond between people and their
pets. "I believe that every person and animal out there has a story waiting
to be told. Not a day goes by at the office that I don't hear a tale of
something special about a pet and I think, Oh, I need to write that one down!"
Nestled in a wooded hollow near a running stream, Pamela's home provides a
quiet retreat from life's hectic pace. It's also the perfect place to take
long walks with the children and family dog. The farm is a work in progress,
though, and they are busy adding to it every year. A recent addition is a
barn which contains rooms for sows and their litters, and it keeps her
children busy raising their own show pigs. One wall in their home is filled
with trophies and ribbons won at livestock shows, proving that all the hard
work has paid off.
If it hadn't been for a friend, Pamela says she might never have started
writing seriously. Her neighbor Margaret wrote a humorous story about farm
life and it was published in Ag Youth magazine. "After reading Margaret's
story, I thought about all the stories that I could write, too. Once I
started, there just didn't seem to be any end! I'm always thinking of the
next story I'm going to write."
been a contributing writer in Chocolate
for a Woman's Dreams, Written in Stone, and
Chicken Soup for the Grandparents' Soul
as well as for many inspirational websites such as Ripplemaker.com.
She enjoys hearing from readers. "Opening my Inbox and reading letters
from people who enjoyed one of my stories is the highlight of my morning.
It's a wonderful way to start my day."
Write to Pamela at this address:
ramblinrabbit @ juno.com