I write a lot. (Sometimes it gets weird.)

You might know me as that girl who wrote about Barbie wanting to be a Computer Engineer and then suddenly it was on GMA and NPR and Mattel issued an apology.

Or perhaps you know me as the one who had that one terrible pre-natal massage that turned me into an urban legend.

But there’s more. I have written five books, and on this site I used to write a lot about roller derby, cats, and the crazy-making world of working as a writer.

My most wonderfully nerdy claim to fame is being listed in the OED under “Muffin Top.” (Not as a physical example.)

Perhaps you’re old-school-on-the-Internet enough to remember me as the one who got Anne Heche internationally angry when I did a parody show of her autobiography.

I started pamie.com in 1998, and while I did an admirable job of keeping this place updated regularly, once I had a kid plus a writing career, my time for blogging diminished considerably. I am grateful for this space and the relationships that formed from here. I used to run the Dewey Donation System with the wonderful David T. Cole, but when we stopped having time to surprise libraries with books Dave deleted the whole thing because he’ll never understand my need to hoard the internet.

Today I write in feature animation while juggling various tv, film and book projects I hope will one day see the light. I so rarely get to talk about them because of contracts, which is why I like doing panels, festivals, podcasts, coffee meetings… basically any place where I’m asked to sit down and talk too much.

[You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.]


  1. Evilisa

    I do miss your writing (and Samantha Who and TWOP). I also understand that babies eat all. your. time.

    Take care of yourself.

  2. Erin

    I recently found a tiny hand (albeit plastic) at the fair in a vendor booth and I grabbed it and was all “can I have this??!!” They probably thought I was crazy, but I had this flashback from your tiny wooden hand post from years ago and was swamped with nostalgia. You were the first “blogger” I ever read, and i can’t believe my sister found you! After I jogged her memory of course! Today is a good day! :) thank you for the continued laughs!

  3. Wendy

    So, so happy to find you! What with the world just now “discovering” Gilmore Girls and all, I couldn’t help but remember your excellent, funny writing and wonder what you were up to. Yay, me!

  4. Katherine

    Glad to see this little update. Hope all is well, thanks for many years of entertainment! (Bad poetry posts were always a personal favorite)

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