Pamela Kinney


Pamela K. Kinney gave up long ago trying not to listen to the voices in her head and has written
bestselling horror, fantasy. science fiction, poetry, and nonfiction ghost books ever since. 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 for that year. Her latest fiction is her first self-published venture, an urban fantasy
novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, that released September 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, and investigates
the paranormal for episodes of Paranormal World Seekers for AVA Productions, and is a member of both
Horror Writers Association and Romance Writers of America.

You can learn more about Pamela K. Kinney and her pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan at and