Pamela Ueckerman is a writer, book reviewer and podcast host. Her poetry has been published in The School Magazine and the Australian Children's Poetry website and she has had short stories and poetry published in three anthologies as well as self-publishing. She has also written articles for various online publications and volunteered as a librarian and a subeditor.

Pamela reviews books for the CBCA website Reading Time, and co-hosts the podcast Middle Grade Mavens which includes book reviews and interviews with authors, illustrators and editors. She has interviewed some of the UK and Australia's most successful children's authors including Catherine Doyle, Emily Rodda and Jackie French and has been privileged to help launch books closer to home.

With previous careers in IT and dance teaching, books have always been her passion, with ballet a close second. Pamela lives in Melbourne with her family and her large collection of books and old ballet shoes.

Some more tidbits about me:

  • I was born in Cornwall, England and lived all over England before emigrating to Australia at 11 years old
  • I have spent five years living in Amsterdam and travelling around Europe
  • I have danced most of my life, but only started ballet as a young adult
  • I volunteered in the school library in primary school
  • In high school, I failed Athletics because I was too small for the high and long jumps
  • I graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor in Computer Science
  • I have also studied creativeHerbal Medicine and Dance Teaching (and, of course, writing)
  • I am the mother of two boys
  • I won a fashion design competition when I was 6 that was run by a popular kids' show created by the BBC, so I got to be on TV
  • I once played competitive squash
  • English was my best subject at school and I ALWAYS wanted to be a writer but didn't think I was good enough
  • I still think Christmas in summer is weird


  • 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
  • Jackie Hosking's 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
  • Jackie Hosking's Pass It On - Spring Competition 2015, 2nd place for rhyming story


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