Author Pamela K. Orgeron
Advanced Christian Life Coach
Board Certified Christian Counselor
From a Dream to Reality!
As far back as Pam can remember she wanted to be a writer. In her early years, she remembers lying across her paternal grandmother’s bed and telling her, “I want to be a writer because that way I can tell more people about Jesus”. To prepare herself, throughout grade school Pam read as many biographies, autobiographies, and other books as she could find time to read, along with keeping up her homework. She also wrote a lot of poetry during her elementary years.
In high school Pam worked on the annual staff, serving as co-editor her senior year. She also worked as a typist for the school’s newspaper. Pam graduated from Fairview High School, Ashland, KY in 1978 as Co-Salutatorian, and then headed for college. As an undergraduate Pam majored in Journalism, with an emphasis in public relations. During her undergraduate years she served as Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper at Ashland Community College, Ashland, KY, where she received an Associate of the Arts degree in 1980. Pam also wrote for the school newspaper at Marshall University, Huntington, WV, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree May 1986. She received minors in English, Psychology, and Political Science. After over 10 years of being in the workforce, Pam started graduate school at Trevecca Nazarene University in 1999, where she took courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program while working full-time. In 2000 Pam quit her full time position to attend graduate school full time at Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, where she received an M.A. degree in 2003 and an Ed.S. degree in 2009. Both of Pam’s degrees from MSU are in the field of Adult and Higher Education, Counseling Specialization. In 2010 Pam received an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University, Forest, VA. She also is certified with the Institute of Children’s Literature, West Redding, CT.
To complement Pam’s educational background that prepared her for being an author, she has worked at the Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY, as a Clerk Typist at the Circulation Desk and as a Children’s Librarian; King’s Daughter’s Hospital, Ashland, KY, as a Public Relations Assistant; Harris Publishing Company, Nashville, TN, as a Telephone Sales Representative; and at Thomas Nelson Christian Publishers, Nashville, TN, in the Inside Sales and Customer Service Departments.
For information on Pam’s recovery from anxiety, codependency, depression, and an eating disorder, you may want to read her testimony based on Nehemiah in the Scriptures.
BOOKS BY PAM ORGERON
The New ABC‘s of Life for Children and Adults: Short Stories, Essays, and Poems Promoting Christian Concepts (ABC’s Ministries, 2016) is a revised and expanded edition of the book The ABC‘s of Life for Children and Adults: Short Stories, Essays, and Poems Promoting Christian Concepts (Xulon Press, 2003), written by the author under her maiden name. Both books depict Biblical principles and morals of life that society seems to have lost. By writing both books, the author hopes to teach children and remind adults about values such as honesty, decency, and a strong work ethic by emphasizing their importance throughout each book.
In the book, We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too!: Personal Stories of Sexual Abuse Survivors with Information about Sexual Abuse Prevention, Effects, and Recovery (ABC’s Ministries, 2016) Pamela K. Orgeron, the editor, a Board Certified Christian Counselor, an Advanced Christian Life Coach, and a survivor of past sexual abuse combines her educational and life experiences to compile a book that will be helpful to others struggling with sexual abuse issues and that will help in the prevention of sexual abuse in today’s world.
In Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2017) Pamela K. Orgeron, the Author and Editor, a Board Certified Christian Counselor and an Advanced Christian Life Coach combines her education with her life experience as a recovered bulimic to compile a book that will be helpful to others struggling with disordered eating issues and help in the prevention of disordered eating in today’s world. Additionally, clinicians will find Food as an Idol helpful in working with clients who display disordered eating.
In A Legacy to Remember: “Recollections of a Common Man” (ABC’s Ministries, 2018) Co-Author and Editor Pamela K. Orgeron shares the life story of her late cousin D. V. Gillum who experienced The Great Depression, divorced parents, living in poverty, World War II, the death of a child, divorce, etc.—commonly known occurrences many individuals in American History have faced. Many people would have been bitter having lived through such tragedies. But not D. V. Gillum!
Mr. Gillum was born in Wayland, KY, grew up in Ashland, KY, and settled in Southern California as an adult. Referring to him as a mere survivor is an understatement, to say the least. He thrived in the midst of adversity to overcome much tragedy while maintaining an optimistic attitude that reflected to others around him. No doubt Mr. Gillum touched a lot of lives. He also left a lot of life lessons that many individuals in today’s society will glean from reading A Legacy to Remember: Recollections of a Common Man.
Food as an Idol: The Types, Causes, Consequences, Conquering, and Prevention of Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2019) is a revised and expanded version of Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom from Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2017) offering the same help for overcoming and preventing disordered eating. The biggest distinction between the two books is that the author has made the latter book classroom friendly, adding an index and at the end of each chapter Key Terms/Concepts and Questions for Reflection. Another addition to the revised book is a new chapter to the Special Topics section, a revised version of “Linking Disordered Eating with Sexual Abuse”. The author thought this addition appropriate with the increasing number of sexual abuse scandals that seem to be reported in the news since the publication of the earlier edition of Food as an Idol.