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Pam Lewis

Pam Lewis lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Rob Funk. Since 1991, she has worked as a freelance writer of business and marketing communications. She is the author of the novels Perfect Family and Speak Softly, She Can Hear and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and various literary magazines.
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A Young Wife

Author Pam Lewis recounts the journey of learning her family's origins in writing her new novel, A YOUNG WIFE

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Pam Lewis
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Breathe deeply

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height. I'm five eleven, and it's funny because I never feel tall, but whenever I see photos of myself I think, wow, I'm tall. People must notice that about me.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. just, so and such.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. This has changed so much over the years. I used to be afraid of failure. I was afraid of getting fat. Afraid of saying something stupid. Afraid of being such an introvert. Those things don't worry me at all any longer. It took some time to think of what I fear; I realize I'm afraid of pain. And I'm afraid of harm coming to someone I love. And I suppose those are the same things.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. When my husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, I realized that I would have to access my highest self to be able to care for him properly. And I did. Not that there weren't slips and frustrations, but I loved hving to reach alwasy for more patience, more understanding, more strength and more humor during those years.

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