In her distant youth. Pam Scobie enjoyed a brief flirtation with the professional theatre, during which she inflicted her definitive Widow Twankey on the paying public in everything from “Macbeth” to “Coronation Street”, and wrote plays for a Theatre-in-Education company. There followed a necessary career break when she switched to historical novels for young people. She began writing poetry in 2008 for a poetry café in Bridlington in order to wake up her performance muscles, and was initially disconcerted to discover that she was expected to produce something new every month. However, she liked the people, so she stuck at it. Her work is not necessarily confessional, although, like all of us, she draws on experience as well as observation. Whatever the content of her first collection might suggest, she hasn’t actually murdered anybody. She is, however, currently researching a series of comedy detective novels featuring bizarre homicides….
Sue Lozynskyj reviews Oh, Darling Dr Frankenstein
Pam is fearless. She marches into the shadows and stares down monsters. Her wit and killer rhymes perfectly name and frame the most difficult subjects with humour and matter-of-fact honesty. She displays great tenderness too. I recommend this book highly.