Pam Webber

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with award-winning novelist Pam Webber, author of the historical novel Life Dust, on Friday, January 26, at 5:00 p.m., at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort). Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing. Please call to reserve your seat in advance: 843-379-7025. Seating is limited.

About Life Dust and Author Pam Webber
Life Dust doesn’t limit itself to being a drama with romantic undertones, but a character-driven book where love, war and humanity attempt to co-exist. A brilliant piece of writing to be enjoyed by many.”Southern Literary Review

“This novel is a testament to the heroes of the Vietnam War and an eye-opening experience for readers. . . . Highly recommended.”—Historical Novel Society

Life Dust has been honored with the 2023 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Bronze Medalist in Christian (Historical Fiction), the 2023 IPPY Awards Silver Medal for Best Southern Regional Fiction, and the 2023 Military Writers Society of America Awards Silver Medal in Historical Fiction. The novel is a story of courage: the kind that goes to war; and the kind that stays home. Along the way, it reveals what love, respect, and caring are about and what duty, honor, and country really mean.

Nettie’s world turns upside down when Andy, her soulmate since the sandbox days, is deployed to Vietnam. Struggling to cope with the constant worry, she dives into her work as a nursing intern in a busy Northern Virginia emergency department. In the process, she becomes entangled in the lives of a tortured man with everything money can buy except a chance to live the life he wanted and a vengeful nursing supervisor whose discontent leads to a string of late-night trysts in the shadowy recesses of the hospital.

Half a world away, Andy leads a military reconnaissance squad in a dangerous and unforgiving jungle. He receives orders to escort a high-ranking female freedom fighter, Bien, to a clandestine meeting with a North Vietnamese officer who wants to defect. Having previously been raped and brutally beaten by North Vietnamese soldiers, Bien is suspicious of the officer’s motives. However, something tells her he may be the younger brother who was kidnapped as a child and conscripted into the army of her attackers. Andy believes his unit is walking into a trap that could cost them everything.

Struggling to survive in different worlds, Nettie and Andy navigate the best and worst of human nature as they try to find their way back to one another.

 Pam Webber is a second career, best-selling author of historical fiction. Her novels, The Wiregrass, Moon Water, andLife Dust, have garnered multiple regional and national awards from organizations such as the Historical Novel Society, the Southern Literary Review, InD’Tale Magazine, Ingram Global Publishing, and the Military Writers Society of America. In her other life, Pam is a PhD prepared internal medicine nurse practitioner, an avid traveler, and nature lover. She and the love of her life, Jeff, live and work in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They are the parents of three wonderful children, Michael, Sarah, and Cindy, and the lucky grandparents of Jace, Albin, James, and Alexandra.

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