Folks sometimes want a more “official” biography, so here’s a bit more about about my writer self…

Pam Bustin was born in Regina Saskatchewan and raised in a host of small towns across the prairies.  She currently lives mostly in Chapleau Ontario with a lovely man and 10,001 books – though she still tends to wander.

Pam’s play Saddles in the Rain had its world premiere at 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon, won the John V. Hicks Manuscript Award and is published in the anthology The West of all Possible Worlds. Her other stage plays include barefoot and The Passage of Georgia O’Keeffe which have traveled to Fringe Theatre Festivals across Canada.  Three of her radio dramas (Coffee in Lloyd, The White Car Project and Talking with the Dead) have aired nationally on the CBC and her fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in The New Quarterly, Cahoots Magazine, Spring! and Transitions.

Her novel, Mostly Happy, was published by Thistledown Press and won the First Book and Fiction awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards (2008), made the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association’s YA Top Forty Fiction List and won the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award (2010).

14 Comments on “THE BIO

  1. Hey Marlene
    True tis true!
    It can, however, also be…. a pain in my tuckiss.

    Heh heh.
    Just kidding but I bet you know what I mean.

    It can be hard some days… and glorious other days.

    It surely keeps me coming back – and I guess THAT is the best thing.

    Wishing you happy scribbling and many word worlds to explore.

    go easy -p

  2. Are you ever going to write about that crucified purple stuffed rabbit we saw in a New Mexico road medium?

    • Oh my lawd… I have entirely forgotten this Purple Bunny.

      But I can picture it.

      I suddenly hear DOORS music….and see the bits from the movie where the family is in the car on the road in the desert and the child (Jim) is looking out at that family who had an accident…

      Purple Bunny could be a story…inDEED miz Patti. Or at least something to slip in somewhere…. HEY….

      My Izzy is on the road right now in the NIP….. She’s up in Wyoming but…. ooh… this might work…

      I’m slipping it in.

      If you have time – drop me an email and refresh my memory about the REAL Purple Bunny.

      I do miss that desert heat.
      And you.

      go easy -p

    • Hey Doreen – thanks so much for stopping by.
      And CONGRATS for your bronze medal win at the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.
      Chocolatour looks like a DELICIOUS read 😉

  3. Isn’t it an amazing invention this Facebook.
    Would have never seen you had I not ran into your facebook profile. Oh yes. From Sandi fb friendship. Appears you are not lonely . nice seeing you again.
    Cheers. Maria

  4. I always knew you were one amazing lady. Having a thoughtful day. Thinking of you. You look fantastic!! A world of forever kindred spirits.

  5. Hi Pam. I think you dated my older brother, Chris B., in Regina. You guys were in high school, I think.
    Anyway, I’m preparing for the 3-day novel contest, and happened upon your blog.
    Best of luck if you’re also doing it this year 🙂

  6. Hi there pam,
    Im Mary a 20 yo from Ontario, I was given your book ” mostly happy” to read in school for a book report and I have to say it’s my favorite book I’ve read, I struggle with mental health and PTSD and your book has really helped me cope with life.

    I know you most likely won’t see this but thank you for writing this amazing life journey of bean. 😊

    • Hello hello, sweet Mary. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me this. You have really made my day.

      Knowing that Bean’s journey has given you comfort and that she is a companion as you move through life is the BEST thing. My heart is so full of gratitude for you and for your teacher that assigned the book.

      Go easy ~p

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