Gift Books

  • This heart-warming book is the perfect size for curling up in bed with, or slipping into your purse or backpack for taking with you anywhere. Each chapter starts with a beautiful photo and follows with stories of pets and encounters with nature that will make you smile or wipe a tear. Get yours today! Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~Anatole France I grew up incredibly shy. I struggled to make the small talk required to ‘fit in’ with my peers. My dogs seemed to know what I was thinking without describing my emotions or concerns and they silently stared into my soul and cuddle up beside me without asking me to explain or change to accommodate. This is where I first learned to love unconditionally. I explored the woods with a cocker/poodle, befriended the retired police dog next door (that I was told not to touch but found a gentle friend in him), and spent hours laying on the back of horse staring at the clouds while it wandered in a field. And I’ve rescued companions that ended up rescuing me. Cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, ducks and a Canada goose who left joy, laughter, lessons of life and muddy paw prints. These stories from the heart are meant to inspire as well as memorialize our encounters with these precious creatures. I hope you enjoy them as we have!
  • This beautifully designed book makes a great gift. Small enough to fit in your purse or on your bedside table. Each chapter begins with a picture from the author's garden, shares a story with an applicable take-away and ends with a Garden Tip and a Parent's Prayer. Parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but it’s also the greatest blessing God has shared with us. Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? At the end of the day are we building our children to their best? Ultimately, we are family and we grow through the trials and triumphs together! Seeds of Wisdom for Parents is a series of short motivational stories with gardening tips, prayers and practical take-aways. Surviving parenting can be like gathering marbles on a slanted table but when they fall in place it’s priceless! Parenting, like gardening and weeding have many lessons in common. This book addresses real life challenges for living day to day with the blessings loaned to us for a short time. Pam brings a moment of thoughtful clarity to the daily irritations, thorns and enemies to parenting perfection! Walk with her through her garden and its lessons as she shares parenting ideas with all its excitingly raw precious confounding days! Learning to love and train not ‘when’ or ‘if’ but ‘in spite of’ is a gift given to parents striving to embrace their charges! Want an autographed copy? Just ask. (place the instructions in the directions box at check out.)
  • The Real Dirt on Being Happy addresses life’s challenges for living day to day and gives the ‘real dirt’ on how to come up smelling like roses. The series of 25 short inspirational stories from the garden hands you the tools to weed through relationships, personal trials, handling the thorns in your life and coming up happy! Pam brings a moment of thoughtful clarity to the daily irritations, thorns and enemies to abundant joy in our lives. Her unique life lessons taught from her knees in the garden with dirt under her nails draws parables to real solutions. Walk with her through her memorial garden as she experiences parenting, relationship issues, burying pets, raising teens, patriotism, empty nesting, and learning to live life abundantly in spite of the world of hard knocks. Her pain and success teaches us all how to play in the dirt, shovel manure and bloom prolifically.
  • Our lives get complicated and when we add holidays and family gatherings to them we may take the complicated up exponentially. I try to see the players (characters) and plots in a perspective that shines a light on their strengths. Sometimes it’s tough. We all have that one relative (and you know who I mean) that we need to love in spite of, rather than because it’s easy. As an author, family get togethers are fodder for writing! These stories surround gatherings, friends, family and group events. My wish is that you may embrace each individual in a way that brings new perspective and clarity and that your table brings rich ohana to you. Ohana= family of blood or heart. This is the Hawaiian term for no family member left behind.
  • Seeds of Daily Inspiration is a series of short motivational stories with gardening tips. Parenting, life issues, relationships, gardening and weeding have many lessons in common. This book addresses real life challenges for living day to day and gives the ‘dirt’ on how to come up smelling like roses. Pam brings a moment of thoughtful clarity to the daily irritations, thorns and enemies to abundant joy in our lives. Her unique life lessons taught from her knees in the garden with dirt under her nails draws parables to real solutions. Walk with her through her memorial garden as she experiences parenting, relationship issues, burying pets, raising teens, patriotism, empty nesting, and learning to live life abundantly in spite of the world of hard knocks. Her pain and success teaches us all how to play in the dirt, shovel manure and bloom prolifically.