Pamela Freeman

Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning Australian author of books for both adults and children. She also writes historical fiction as Pamela Hart. Most of her work as Pamela Freeman is fantasy but she has also written science fiction, mystery stories, family dramas and non-fiction. Her first adult series, the Castings Trilogy (Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle) is published globally by Orbit books, and was followed by a stand alone from the same universe, Ember and Ash (Aurealis Award Winner, Best Fantasy Novel).

Pamela’s new series for children, the Princess Betony series, is published by Walker Books. Her best known children’s books are the junior novels Victor’s Quest and Victor’s Challenge (Aurealis Award Winner – Best Children’s Fantasy), and The Black Dress: Mary MacKillop’s Early Years, which won the NSW Premier’s History Prize in 2006. Her most recent kids’ book is the award-winning Desert Lake: The story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. As well as the Aurealis Award, Pamela’s children’s books have been shortlisted for many other awards. Pamela is a Doctor of Creative Arts.

Pamela started writing for kids as a scriptwriter at the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Children’s Department – she wrote and researched over fifty shows for kids and young adults. While there she started writing short stories for children. Her first book, The Willow Tree’s Daughter, was published in 1994.

Pamela relaxes by playing the drums very loudly and teaches (including online) at the Australian Writers’