Hello!

Since I was a little girl, I’ve had two main passions: words and dance. So you could call me a bibliophile and a balletomane.

Playing with words is my passion. I am a children’s author and poet, book reviewer, podcaster and freelance editor/proofreader.

I was born in England, I speak Dutch, I’m learning French and I live in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.

My favourite dance style is ballet. My favourite ballet is Don Quixote. My favourite snack is chocolate. My favourite hot drink is English Breakfast tea. And I don’t have a favourite book, there are just too many beautiful books to choose from.

Bio

Pamela Jones (Pamela Ueckerman) is a British-born Australian children’s author, poet and podcast host. She co-hosts and edits the podcast Middle Grade Mavens for which she has interviewed some of the UK and Australia’s most successful children’s authors including Catherine Doyle, Emily Rodda and Jackie French. Her poetry and short stories have appeared on the Australian Children’s Poetry website and in The School Magazine and she has written for various publications about expat living, motherhood and home education. She is also a reviewer for the CBCA publication Reading Time and sub-edits a magazine.

Pamela lives in Melbourne/Naarm with her family and far too many books and old ballet shoes.

Pamela’s debut picture book will be published in October 2023 with the National Library of Australia Publishing.

Awards

  • SCWBI + Larrikin House Picture Book Competition 2022 – Longlisted
  • Greenleaf Press Greenleaf Blossoms Competition 2019 – Longlisted Junior Fiction Category
  • Buzz Words Magazine – First page competition, 2019 – Winner
  • Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2018 (Girl & Duck) – Shortlisted, middle-grade category
  • Greenleaf Press Greenleaf Blossoms Competition 2018 – Winner Middle-Grade Fiction Category
  • Pass It On – Spring Competition 2017, third place and highly commended for verse story
  • Greenleaf Press Greenleaf Buds Picture Book Writing Competition 2017 – Longlisted
  • Creative Kids Tales – 2016 Treehouse, Swamp or Clock Competition  – Highly Recommended
  • Secret Door Competition 2016 – Winner, Middle-Grade Fiction
  • Creative Kids Tales – 2016 Aliens, Animals and Amazing Places Competition – 4th place
  • Pass It On – Spring Competition 2015, 2nd place for rhyming story