Already this year, fear has tried to hinder me from living the amazing life that God has for me. In January, I learned how to use new technology to produce live videos, and I learned how to illustrate a children's book. Acquiring the new skills that I needed brought a measure of misery--a weighty feeling. I was overwhelmed.

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 →

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 →

A Reason to Live

What do dangerous chlorine gas, an exploding house, and a knife attack mean to you? Hopefully nothing. But for me, these were each experiences that I had growing up with my alcohol-addicted mother. Living with her was like trying to survive in a river of crocodiles. My life was often in danger and it's a... Continue Reading →

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 →

Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream

My new book, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness was a three-and-a-half year journey. Writing is a joyous experience for me, but it isn't something I do effortlessly. In fact, I compare writing a book to climbing a perilous mountain; both require preparation, tremendous perseverance, and fortitude. During the "JoyRide" expedition, I was faced with brain... Continue Reading →

Mucles like an Ant

Today I got up eager to begin rewriting the epilogue of my new book, JoyRide. I wrote until I was called away from the writing. When I returned, I found that all the work that I put into the revised epilogue had disappeared. I searched the computer's files, thinking it may have gotten misplaced. (Computers... Continue Reading →

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