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Pam Ward

LA native, Pam Ward’s first novel, "WANT SOME GET SOME," Kensington, chronicles L.A. after the ’92 riots.  Her second novel, "BAD GIRLS BURN SLOW,” Kensington, follows a female serial killer. A UCLA graduate and recipient of a “California Arts Council Fellow” and a Pushcart Nomination for poetry, Pam edited the first journal of Los Angeles black women poets entitled, "The Supergirls Handbook." She operates a design studio and runs a community press called Short Dress Press. Merging writing and graphics, Pam produced “My Life, LA” documenting Black Angelinos in poster/stories. Her multimedia-literary showcase, “I Didn’t Survive Slavery For This!” featured World Stage poets riffing on life 200-years post emancipation. Pam has published in Calyx, Black Renaissance, Voices From Leimert Park and The LA TIMES.  Her recently completed third novel “I'll Get You My Pretty” is a true tale of her aunt Mattie who dated a notorious doctor and prime Black Dahlia suspect. www.pamwardwriter.com