Pamela O’Shaughnessy is a Harvard-trained lawyer who, after sixteen years of legal practice, turned to fiction and poetry. She and her sister Mary have written fifteen books of suspense and mystery which have sold over eight million copies worldwide. Eight of their books have been New York Times bestsellers. Pam has been published in numerous poetry journals and has been a featured poet in the Triggerfish Critical Review. Her first poetry collection, FLYING AT SEA-LEVEL, was published in 2007, and she published an anthology of twenty-first century poetry, BURNING GORGEOUS, in 2010. FIGMENTS and other poems is a comprehensive selection of her poetry to date. Pam lives on the California Central Coast.
“Reading Pam O’Shaughnessy, one quickly discovers an erudite, intelligent, thoughtful, and funny—yes—funny poet... this is a dark and absurdist humor, rooted firmly in the Surrealist feeling of juxtaposition, an unreality rooted in the real, and many of the poems deal with power and control—the ability or inability of the subjects (most of the poems deal with characters) to affect their world… She is a poet who has found the beauty, humor, and pathos in the world and is able to convert it into eminently readable—and enjoyable—poetry.” —Brendan McEntee, Triggerfish Critical Review