Pamela Ditchoff was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 21, 1950. She received a BA in Communication Arts from Michigan State University (1982), and an MA in English/Creative Writing from Michigan State University (1985). In the mid-1980s, Ditchoff worked at WFSL-TV47 in Lansing as head copywriter/creative consultant and then as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University.During this period, her early fiction and poetry was published in various literary magazines. She taught in elementary and secondary schools with the Writer’s In Schools program, and Interact Press published two of her texts for teachers. In 1993, Ditchoff was recognized in Who’s Who in Writers, Editors & Poets: United States & Canada, 1992-1993 for her significant literary contributions. Ditchoff moved to Liverpool in 2006, and has conducted classes there with WFNS and SCANS.
Beatrice Penny Survived, 2021,longlisted for Guernica Fiction Prize, Kindle Direct Publishing.
Phoebe’s Way,2014, ECW Press, Toronto
Princess Beast, 2010, Stay Thirsty Publishing, Chicago.
Mrs. Beast, 2009, Stay Thirsty Publishing, Chicago
Seven Days & Seven Sins, 2003, Shaye Areheart/Random House, New York
The Mirror of Monsters and Prodigies, 1995, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis.AWARDS
Winner, Chicago Review Award in Fiction, 1991.
Michigan Addy Award for Excellence as producer/director of Artpeace, 1984.
Walter Dakin Fellow, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 1998.
John Ciardi Scholar, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 1991.