Monday, December 2, 2013

Pamela Tuck's interview with Cyrus Webb discussing As Fast As Words Could Fly and its message of believing in yourself.

I had a wonderful time "chatting" with blogtalk radio host, Cyrus Webb, who is also the founder of Coversations Book Club. We discussed one of the messages portrayed in As Fast As Words Could Fly: belief in yourself. Many thanks to Cyrus for his dedication to bringing literature to the forefront and his mission in inspiring others to be passionate about reading. To hear the interview, please click this link: Conversations LIVE interview

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

As Fast As Words Could Fly chosen for Perfect Picture Book Friday on an amazing blog by an amazing young man, Erik Weibel. His blog, This Kid Reviews Books, has loads of reviews on children's books. Click HERE to read the raving review for As Fast As Words Could Fly.
As Fast As Words Could Fly featured on Picture Book Depot by Author Rita Lorraine Hubbard, 2012 Lee & Low Books New Voices Award Winner. Click HERE to read the wonderful review.

Monday, September 16, 2013

As Fast As Words Could Fly used for Common Core State Standards

Educator Katherine Ali illustrates how to integrate the Common Core State Standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening in grades 2-3, using As Fast As Words Could Fly.

Click the link to view: As Fast As Words Could Fly Common Core Standards

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A voice from the Civil Rights Movement: Interview with Moses Teel, Jr., the star of As Fast As Words Could Fly

Moses Teel Jr. around the same age as Mason in As Fast As Words Could Fly Moses Teel Jr. around the same age as Mason in As Fast As Words Could Fly
Click the photo to read the interview
As Fast As Words Could Fly tells the story of Mason, a teenager growing up in North Carolina who becomes one of the first black students to attend an all-white high school. In this guest post, Lee & Low Books interviews my father, Moses Teel Jr., whose experience during integration inspired the book.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Check out our latest interview and reveiw by author, Kate Hannigan

Author, Kate Hannigan spotted me signing for Lee & Low Books at ALA in Chicago, IL in June. We exchanged contact information and she was gracious enough to feature an interview and review of As Fast As Words Could Fly on her blog, Author Of.

Kate is a children's book author of middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. Her debut novel, Cupcake Cousins is scheduled to be released  May 2014 (Hyperion-Disney), and look for her historical fiction middle-grade, The Detective's Assistant in April 2015 (Little Brown Books for Young Readers).

Find out more about Kate by visiting her website: 

Monday, July 8, 2013

As Fast As Words Could Fly is on a tour . . . a blog tour!

 We're going on a tour!!!!
A blog tour . . .
Come visit us at each stop. Here's our schedule:
June 26: Lisa, Shelf-employed
June 27: Anastasia Suen, Booktalking
June 28: Sue Heavenrich, Sally's Bookshelf
July 1: Jeanne Harvey, True Tales and A Cherry on Top
July 5: Brenda Kahn, ProseandKahn
July 8: Roberta Gibson, Wrapped In Foil Blog

and a few more stops:

July 21: Book Dragon

As Fast As Words Could Fly featured in Mosaic Family Magazine

Tiffany Rachann, founder of Imagiread, is also a columnist for Mosaic Family Magazine, and was gracious enough to feature As Fast As Words Could Fly in the July issue. Please feel free to read the article on page 11 by clicking Here!

Monday, July 1, 2013

ALA 2013 in Chicago, IL

I enjoyed signing books at the ALA Conference in Chicago, IL. I sold out of books and had to sign bookplates! I met a lot of wonderful people. The librarians and teachers truly make authors feel like royalty!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

As Fast As Words Could Fly chosen as Picture Book of the Day!

Mia Wenjen, founder of, was inspired by a school visit by Ruby Bridges and was searching for a children's book on civil rights. As she looked through a pile of books on her desk, As Fast As Words Could Fly found her! It had been patiently waiting for this moment. What an honor and privilege to have the book featured, reviewed and recommended by Mrs. Wenjen. And for a double-honor, Mrs. Wenjen compared Mason's story with Ruby Bridges' story. Click this link to read the full review on her blog:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Interview with Author Marianne Modica on the topic of Colorism in America today

I had the pleasure of meeting Marianne Modica, author of The R Word. She is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education at Valley Forge Christian College. Her book focuses on exploring contemporary attitudes about race and stimulating discussions about present-day racial inequality on a structural level. As I was very interested in reading her book, The R Word, Marianne seemed to have shared a similar interest in reading my novel, Color Struck, which explores the concept of colorism from a young adult perspective. We became "instant" contacts and she was gracious enough to interview me for her blog: R is for Race. Honored by the invitation, I am pleased to share with you the link to read the interview, and also introduce you to Marianna's mission & purpose. Colorism Interview on R is for Race Blog, by Marianne Modica

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pamela Tuck participates in Pine Forge "No Place for Hate" re-designation assembly

All school visits are special to me and I really enjoy connecting with my targeted audience. But being able to contribute to a school's mission and purpose to encourage students in the area of "teaching tolerance" was a unique and memorable moment for me. I was invited to attend Pine Forge Elementary School to help celebrate their "No Place for Hate" re-designation. This school was presented their 8th banner, which demonstrates their continual efforts in maintaining a "No Place for Hate" environment. It was a pleasure to witness and share The Adventure of Sheldon, the Mushroom & As Fast As Words Could Fly as reinforcing tools. Berks-Mont News covered this event: click to read the article: Pamela M. Tuck participates in Pine Forge "No Place for Hate" re-designation

Pamela Tuck Featured in Reflections News Magazine

Pamela Tuck was featured in Reflections News Magazine, a magazine that focuses on "positive news for a change". The moving article written by Faith Seymour gives a great insight to the background story of Pamela's inspiration and purpose. To read the article, click: Reflections News Magazine article on Author Pamela M. Tuck

Very engaging interview with Mixed Race Radio Host, Tiffany Rae Reid

I had the pleasure of being invited on Mixed Race Radio by author and host, Tiffany Rae Reid, who is also a life coach serving the biracial community. It was such an honor to be her special guest on May 1, 2013. We shared our thoughts and views on diversity and agreed on how important it is to reach children before their little minds are guided in the wrong direction. To hear this interview, please click: Pamela Tuck's Inteview with Tiffany Rae Reid on Mixed Race Radio BlogTalk

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This is Pamela's response to receiving her first copy of AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY on February 8, 2013. The book's release date is April 2013, but if you're as excited as Pamela, then click this link for a sneak peek preview of the book: