Episode 202 – “The Wiregrass”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Pam Webber



The Wiregrass: A Novel

Nettie has spent every summer of her life in the Southern Wiregrass town of Crystal Springs, Alabama. This year, she hopes the small town’s relaxed pace will give her a break from the unrelenting physical and emotional changes of puberty. But a chance encounter with Mitchell, a seductively handsome yet secretive young man, turns Nettie’s summer plans and her heart upside down. As their relationship grows, Nettie realizes Mitchell is harboring a dark and dangerous secret―one that, when revealed, rocks the core of the sleepy little town and has Nettie and those she loves running for their lives.

Pam Webber is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and award-winning university-level nursing educator. She has published numerous articles and co-authored four editions of a nursing textbook. Pam resides in Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley with her husband. The Wiregrass is her first novel.


Worst valentine greeting ever. If you haven’t received one, what would one sound like? Look like? How big would a bad valentine card be? How small would the most excellent valentine be?


Word of the Week:


with Anu Garg






adjective: Awakening or arousing.
noun: A drug or other agent that awakens or arouses.



From Latin expergefacere (to awaken), from expergisci (to become awake) + facere (to make or do). Earliest documented use: 1821.



“These symptoms of nervous excitement, brought on by an overdose of the expergefacient, soon passed off, and next day he was himself again.”
American Journal of Insanity; Vol. 21; 1965.


Tortured Sentence:

The World According to Student Bloopers

Richard Lederer
St. Paul’s School

Many of the Indian heroes were killed, along with their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them.


Next week:

Sommer Nectarhoff, author



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