Pamela Hearon grew up in Paducah, a small city in western Kentucky that infuses its inhabitants with Southern values, Southern hospitality, and a very distinct Southern accent. There she found the inspiration for her quirky characters, the perfect backdrop for the stories she wanted to tell, and the beginnings of her narrative voice. Pamela was a 2013 RITA® Finalist and Maggie Award Finalist for her first Harlequin Superromance, OUT OF THE DEPTHS (August 2012). Her debut romantic women's fiction novel GAINING VISIBILITY (Kensungton, Sept 2016) won the National Readers' Choice Award. Visit Pamela at her website (www.pamelahearon.com) or on Facebook and Twitter.