Pamela K. Kinney

Author Pamela K. Kinney gave up long ago trying not to listen to the voices in her head and has since written award-winning, bestselling horror, fantasy, science fiction, and poetry, along with five nonfiction ghost books. Three of her nonfiction ghost books garnered Library of Virginia nominations. Her horror short story, “Bottled Spirits,” was runner-up for the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award and is considered one of the seven best genre short fiction pieces for that year. Her latest novel is her first self-published venture, an urban fantasy, How the Vortex Changed My Life, released in September 2017. Her latest dark fantasy short story, “Last Chance,” is in the anthology, Fae Thee Well.

Under the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she writes erotic and regular paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance. Her erotic urban fantasy, Being Familiar with a Witch was awarded the 2013 Prism award by the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America and was runner-up for the EPIC Awards in 2010.

Pamela and her husband live with one crazy black cat (who thinks she should take precedence over her mistress’s writing most days). Along with writing, Pamela has acted on stage and film and investigates the paranormal for episodes of Paranormal World Seekers for AVA Productions. She is a member of both Horror Writers Association and Virginia Writers Club. You can learn more about Pamela K. Kinney and her pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan at and