Pamela Ueckerman is a writer, book reviewer and podcast host.

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.  Her poetry and short stories have appeared in three anthologies, the Australian Children's Poetry website and The School Magazine. She has also written articles for various publications on expat living, motherhood and home schooling. In 2018, she self-published her hilarious-and-not-scary-at-all chapter book Zombies Alive!

Pamela lives in Melbourne with her family and her large collection of books and old ballet shoes.



  • 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

Proud AWC Graduate

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