Shoreline author Pam Stucky releases second novel in Wishing Rock series

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shoreline author
Pam Stucky
Pam will be speaking and signing her book at Third Place Books on Thursday, April 26, at 7 pm

In Pam Stucky’s debut novel, Letters from Wishing Rock, readers fell in love with the quirky residents of Wishing Rock, Washington – an island town where everyone lives in the same building. Now the cast, the shenanigans, and the wisdom are all back in The Wishing Rock Theory of Life (a novel with recipes).

In June 2009, Shoreline native Pam Stucky was toiling away at a traditional 9 to 5, certain her job was not her life’s calling but more than uncertain what was. A series of deaths and illnesses amongst family and friends served as a wake-up call to the obvious: We never know how much time we have left. Pam took the leap, quit her job, and now less than three years later, she has written and published two novels.

The Wishing Rock Theory of Life (a novel with recipes) (Wishing Rock Press, $14.99 print, $3.99 ebook) is the second in Pam’s Wishing Rock series. The books are set in the island town of Wishing Rock (on fictional Dogwinkle Island, located somewhere in or around the San Juan Islands), where everyone lives in the same building. As in the first novel in the series, letters and emails between the neighbors and their friends chronicle the twists and turns of the characters’ daily lives, and are interspersed with recipes tried and tested by the characters themselves. In The Wishing Rock Theory of Life, buried treasures, secret pasts, and the detritus of affairs of the heart all come to light in this witty and wise novel that explores fear, forgiveness, risk, dreams, trust, and love.

To help readers get caught up in the story, for a limited time the first novel in the series, Letters from Wishing Rock, is available for $0.99 in eBook format.

Pam is at the forefront of the growing trend of independent publishing. “Print on demand and e-publishing have changed everything,” she says. “Being successful in self-publishing is insanely hard work – but it’s possible. Authors have to be creative, assertive and fearless. This marketing takes a lot of courage, a lot of doing things we introverted writers may not know how to do or may not be comfortable doing. But being in control of our own destinies as authors, in ways we never were before, that is heady stuff.”

“I’ve read that an author won’t really build a following until she’s written five or six books,” says Pam. “So I have some work to do. My next book will be non-fiction, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Having taken my own risks to get where I am, I’m fascinated by the correlation between happiness and stepping outside one’s comfort zone. My next work will be about risks and happiness, told with a touch of humor. And perhaps more recipes.”

The Wishing Rock Theory of Life (a novel with recipes), now available


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