How I Handle Unsolicited Phone Calls…”Hello, You’ve Reached the Prayer Line.”

“Hello, I’m calling with information about your order.” The woman’s voice on the other end of the phone was barely audible. I turned up the volume to better hear her and pressed my ear into the earpiece. We talked for a few moments and then as I was getting ready to hang up, I hesitated. … Continue reading How I Handle Unsolicited Phone Calls…”Hello, You’ve Reached the Prayer Line.”

How to Change the World

Last week, I had a great time sharing something that I'm very passionate about. It's one of my life messages and I believe it will help to Change the World. First, I had a little fun with a surprise "guest" and the remarkable story of how I found a dog named Faith. This led into … Continue reading How to Change the World

A Desire to Help Others Motivated Author to Write Her Personal Story

It was difficult to write the scenes involving the grave mistakes of those whom I had anchored my world to.

Defeating Fear to Help Others

My Journey of Defeating Fear to Help Others by Memoir Author Pamela Koefoed Posted by Kathleen Pooler/@kathypooler with Pamela Koefoed/@JoyRideBook   Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
- John Wayne So often when we write a memoir, the story develops a life of its own and becomes a part of a larger … Continue reading Defeating Fear to Help Others

Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

Pamela Koefoed’s irresponsible mother Joy Curran had her own ideas about parenting. Children should be allowed to go to bars with their parents, they can be left alone at home for weeks, they should be spoken to as adults, and they should always have good manners. Joy was a charismatic, free-spirited, single parent whose unconventional … Continue reading Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

On Focus Today, I speak about my harrowing childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWTydg8dFw My story has always been mine, so it astonishes me when those who hear me tell it have an over-the-top shocked, amazed, or dumb-founded reaction. It's typical for people to stare with tear filled eyes and ask, "Are you real?" Followed by, "How come you're doing so well?" This video is from Focus Today … Continue reading On Focus Today, I speak about my harrowing childhood.

Introducing the New Memoir “JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness”

Director of child abuse advocacy agency, CASA, launches debut memoir. If you enjoyed The Glass Castle, you will love JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness. For additional information or to purchase, please visit http://www.joyridebook.com. Reviews from Amazon: This book caught my attention in the prologue and never let it go. Don't start reading if you don't … Continue reading Introducing the New Memoir “JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness”