Ferderbar Writes for M Magazine

M Mag for website MAY

Pam was thrilled to write an article about her friend and fellow Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) board member Tom Jordan for M Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Read the full article here!

Tom’s wonderful photography of Door County invokes all kinds of emotions-images are at turns majestic, haunting, humorous and an inspiration to other photographers. Tom was an intimidating guy when he was…cue the dramatic music…”the client” at ad agency Hoffman York where he served as Creative Director and Chairman for many years. He wasn’t mean or a hothead, but he was exacting, and that made us want to work our tails off for him.

Today Tom and I serve on the board of the non profit fine art photography organization CoPA, with me as Prez and Tom as Vice Prez. He calls me boss. I will never get used to that.


Watch for more from Pam in M Magazine in the August issue.

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Lana Reid Interviews Pam Ferderbar


LANA REID’s new inspirational talk show DON’T BOX ME IN breaks from convention. Hosted by popular, award-winning author and public speaker Lana Reid, this uniquely inspirational/motivational show covers a variety of “outside the box” topics from Lana’s own DISTINCTIVE perspective.

This week Lana interviews pam Ferderbar, author of Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale, in a hilarious, uplifting and insightful hour.

Listen to Lana Reid and Pam Ferderbar on Don’t Box Me In.

Author and photographer Pam Ferderbar describes herself as the most optimistic person on the globe – perhaps stupidly so. It only makes sense then for her to have written a book about the virtues of seeing the glass as half full rather than half empty. Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale is the story of a girl with the worst luck in the world and the Chinese food delivery man who delivers a little on-the-sly feng shui with the Emperor’s cashew chicken. At its core, it is a story about finding your inner strength and self-confidence, and how those things influence everything about the outcome of our lives.

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The Douglas Coleman Show


Listen to Douglas’s awesome interview with author/blogger Pam Ferderbar. They laughed. They cried. They laughed some more! Listen to author Pam Ferderbar on the Douglas Coleman Show.

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Bringing Inspiration to Earth Radio Show


Radio host Robert Sharpe talks with Pam Ferderbar about the meaning of happiness, optimism…and what’s really funny.

Click here to listen now!


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Pam Ferderbar on Ron’s Amazing Stories

This interview was so much fun. Ron is a lively, lovely and thoughtful interviewer, who coaxed a bit more out of me than I intended. There’s a great section toward the end about my dad’s work with Ansel Adams, and about the master himself. Enjoy!

(There is a charming “old time radio” story at the beginning that runs to minute 6:15.)

Click here to listen.

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Perception v Reality in Year of Purpose Podcast


Zephan asked great questions, stimulating discussion about luck v fate, perception v reality, and how we define real happiness. An uplifting half hour!  Click here to listen.

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Authors Talk About It Podcast featuring Pam Ferderbar


Listen to Pam’s interview with Drs. Rob + Janelle Alex, Ph.D. , Sexual Energy Experts & Author Mentors/Coaches

Janelle and Rob were lovely – super high energy (must be all the sex!) and so easy to talk with – they made me feel very comfortable. I was at the top of my game for this one! It’s a fun podcast, so enjoy!


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Winter preparedness goes awry


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Winter Preparedness Goes Awry for Girl Learning to Ski

by Pam Ferderbar

From the essay series Wisconsin Tough for Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television

Winter Preparedness

One chubby kid, a roll of duct tape and a blind school. What could go wrong? CLICK HERE

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“Riot of a Book”



Feng Shui + Charlotte Nightingale

By Pam Ferderbar

Feng Shui +Charlotte Nightingale by Pam Ferderbar is a comedy of errors. A riot a minute. Wacky from page to page. A clever twist around each corner with a cast of characters you’d just love to get to know better.

Charlotte Nightingale in one word is chaos. She’s like the Tasmanian devil and no matter what she touches it seems to turn into a mess. If you think you’ve ever had a bad day, I beg to differ after spending a few days in Charlotte’s world.

Although told in 3rd person, the POV switches off between Charlotte and the other main character, Kwan. Kwan works at his father’s restaurant, the Emperor’s Kitchen, located below Charlotte’s apartment in Chinatown. Although Kwan ultimately plays a pretty significant role in the plot, he seems to me to be playing his part in the background-which works really well in my opinion.

Ferderbar does a magnificent job in bringing the characters and story to life for readers. We meet people like Charlotte’s “perfect” younger sister, Charlene, who is engaged to a doctor, Dr. Dirk – to her parent’s delight and her sister’s annoyance. The doctor is quite an interesting character all on his own but not the catch he might seem on the surface.

As aforementioned, Charlotte is a ball of chaos. She seems to thrive on it. The only person who seems aware of it and with any idea as to how it might be changed is Kwan, her complete opposite, a calming force. He is certain a little Feng Shui could go a long way for her. How he goes about it and all the events surrounding his attempts are quite entertaining.

Although some mild language and sexual content, I would say this book is okay for the YA to read, but of course that should be left to a parent to decide based on the maturity of their teen.

In conclusion, I’d encourage you to check this riot of a book out. Feng Shui + Charlotte Nightingale is a book I’d read it again if I had time. It is truly a good book! I can see it being one of those relaxed weekend books where you curl up and just read the day away. I hope my review has done it justice.

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Ferderbar’s Debut Novel takes USA Book Award


Pam Ferderbar’s debut novel Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction/Chick Lit/Women’s Lit category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards.
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“Thank you to the thousands of authors and publishers who have made the 12th Annual USA Best Book Awards a resounding success! Congratulations to all of the Winners & Finalists!”
—Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, USA Book News
Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors
in the 12th Annual USA Best Book Awards
Random House, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperOne, WW Norton, Harper Collins, William Morrow, Crown Business, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, American Cancer Society, The White House Historical Association and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!

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