Award-winning author Pamela Hamilton is an accomplished writer, producer, and public relations director. For more than a decade, she was a producer with NBC News, and she was a producer on the award-winning documentary Grateful Dawg. She has interviewed notable figures in business, entertainment, politics, U.S. intelligence and the arts and has covered some of the most significant events of the 21st century. Based in Manhattan, she serves on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club.
From the art of storytelling to the process of publishing, public relations, and journalism, Hamilton covers a wide range of topics.
Her multi-award-winning historical novel, Lady Be Good, is drawn from original research. “I’m delighted we now have more opportunities to look deeper into women’s stories and celebrate their true legacies. The story of Dorothy Hale and Clare Boothe Luce is one of courage. They define the modern woman of the 1920s and the 2020s,” says Hamilton, whose narrative brings to life American culture, politics, and the arts, and issues women faced during a remarkable era. Based on the true story of two celebrated women of the 1930s who break from conventions of society to pursue their dreams on their own terms, Lady Be Good captures the themes of class and culture, love and betrayal, and the price of fame—themes that resonate to this day. Publishers Weekly BookLife writes: “Readers who love glamorous historical fiction will be mesmerized by the life of Dorothy Hale… a woman determined to make a name for herself in a world ruled by men and governed by money, power, and connections."
Lady Be Good received a Kirkus Star and was selected as a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, as well as a Booklife by Publishers’ Weekly Editors Pick. Literary Hub selected Lady Be Good as one of five books with unusually affecting female characters. In addition, Hamilton was honored with several book awards: winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction; winner of the 2021 National Indie Excellence Award; winner of the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award in the Fiction and Historical Fiction categories; and several others. Manhattan Book Review praised the work as a book “delicately woven into a masterpiece of fact and fiction.”