Pamela K. Kinney

Pamela K. Kinney gave up long ago trying not to listen to the voices in her head and writes bestselling horror, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and 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 was considered one of the seven best genre fiction stories for 2013. Her latest fiction novel, an urban fantasy, How the Vortex Changed My Life, will be released later in 2017.

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 awarded by the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America.

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, filmed paranormal investigations (episodes of Paranormal World Seekers for AVA Productions), and is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the Romance Writers of America. You can learn more about Pamela K. Kinney and Sapphire Phelan at and