Author. Speaker. Storyteller. Documentarian.
Prize winning author Pamela Fullerton presents stories set in the heart of rural Wisconsin, where red gravel roads both connect and divide neighbors, where they can lead to unexpected adventures for man and beast and where for some---they may indicate a path toward individual redemption.
To most people, the picturesque farms nestled among the rolling hills and lush fields of central Wisconsin are the perfect nostalgic representations of homesteads they heard about from their great grandparents. The grazing herds of black and white Holstein cows, the bright red barns, the forests of tall maples and white pine create a lovely landscape. But in this collection you will find the stories that reflect the real drama, humor, and tragedy of life alongside those iconic red roads.
Here are the unique characters encountered at the local feed store, an Amish harness maker’s shop, or even at the one lonely neighborhood tavern. These are reality based accounts experienced by the author while running a small farm in Central Wisconsin, or, tales shared over the paddock fence by older, and much wiser, neighbors. These oftentimes funny or tragic stories both fascinate and precisely capture a way of life that was becoming extinct, even as it was being lived.
Enjoy dogs that hum and find the story of a bull that purrs. Take an unquiet walk in the woods, and cheer for the dog pack struggling to bring home the best gifts ever.
Share a holiday allegory or classic car memories, all seasoned with triumph and tragedy. Encounter the Unseen Menace, the Forest Witch, and a remarkable terrier named Dickens. Peer through a poignant lens at disappearing family farms, grieve in the hay loft of a magnificent old barn, and rejoice in the yarn of the Pink Tiger.
Join us for a memorable stroll down these iconic red roads.
“…She called to him, her loyal, obedient little dog and he turned to look at her—a look of such longing and determination, then he turned and trotted away, his tail swinging in perfect metronome rhythm to his staccato footfalls. He never returned.”
Excerpt from ‘Going to Join Dickens’, Winner Jade Ring Literary Competition
RED ROAD REDEMPTION.
Available online and in stores
GALLERY OF SCENES AND CHARACTERS
Red Road Redemption by author Pamela Fullerton is more than just a captivating collection of short stories. They are tied together with love, humor, and heartbreaking moments that pull the reader in with lines like, “her long-dead husband’s cane still stood in the far corner, and she reached out to grasp it. It was fitting something of her sweetheart's should take this journey with her,” from the first story (“Going to Join Dickins”); and circles back with a powerful “aha” ending that ties the entire collection together. Throughout, you are in the hands of an extraordinary storyteller and a brilliant writer.
Nick Chiarkas, Award-winning author of Weepers and Nunzio’s Way
Sometimes clever, sometimes heartbreaking, but always lyrical, Fullerton’s stories explore the intricacies of the human heart as her characters cope with the challenges life brings their way in the often-neglected rural settings of the vast Midwest. Whether she’s mining the loss of a beloved animal or exploring the fear of being lost in the woods, whether she’s examining the fraught relationship between a parent and a child or ruminating on the inevitably of death, she writes with an honesty, empathy, and grace that will engage your intellect at the same time it touches your soul.
Maggie Smith, Author of Truth and Other Lies
A delightful read. A plethora of emotions from beginning to end. Joy, anticipation, grief, and everything in between. I really enjoyed it.
Brea BehnBest-selling author of the Love and Surviving series
Pamela J.A. Fullerton was born and raised in Wisconsin. She was one of 15 P.K.s (Preacher’s Kids). She began college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at age fifteen and eventually secured her BS over a decade later while working full-time and raising her sons. Another decade passed before she obtained her law degree, also from UW-Madison. She pursued careers in Human Resources, Educational Administration, and Administrative Law. She raises performance Anglo and Arabian horses and incredible dog companions.
She writes about those things that allow us as human beings the great privilege of laughter…or tears.
Here is a list of presentations I am slated for and events where I will be speaking. If you'd like to schedule a day and time for me to present about my book or the Honor in the Air documentary project, please fill out the contact form on the home page. Thank you!
OLDENHOFF RACING IN WAUSAU JUNE 15, 2023
Watch Oldenoff Racing compete at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI. And while you're there, stop by the pit to see the Honor in the Air exhibit and get a close up look at #29, Axel Oldenhoff's car which displays images of his great uncle Captain Scott Alwin, a Vietnam War hero. Also, you can purchase an Honor in the Air shirt at their apparel store. 20% of sales will be donated to the documentary project.
AUTHOR READING AND BOOK SIGNING
At 3:00 pm on June 22 I'll be at Bell Tower Residence (1500 O Day Street, Merrill, WI) to read from Red Road Redemption and sign books. This event is open to the public.
Tune in to 103.5 FM, The Sun, at 9:30 am on August 7 for a review of Red Road Redemption
At 7:00 pm on August 17, I will be sharing stories about my brother, Captain Scott Alwin, who left to fly and fight in the "Huey" during the Vietnam War. Scott is the subject of a documentary titled Honor in the Air, which will be released on Veterans Day 2023.