Pamela Varkony
Most Recent Book Title
Our Lost Tohickon Valley
Book Description
A story of love for the land, of homes and families uprooted, and of a lifestyle that exists now only in memory. In the mid Twentieth Century, Haycock Township, Bucks Country, Pennsylvania, was home to writers, artists, farmers and inventors. Part of the original Penn’s Woods, the area was known for its historical buildings, bucolic beauty, and unique volcanic landscape of rocks and boulders; facts that may have contributed to its being chosen in the 1960’s as the site of a state park.

One by one, historic mills, field stone homes and barns, many dating back to the Revolutionary War and beyond, were taken by right of eminent domain. In all, 240 families had their lives changed forever as the history of a region disappeared below the water line of Lake Nockamixon.

“Our Lost Tohickon Valley” brings back to life the people and places that once occupied the area now known as Nockamixon State Park. Commissioned by the Haycock Historical Society, “Our Lost Tohickon Valley” is more than a historical record of what was, it is an emotional journey through a time that will never come again.
Additional Book Titles
Numerous newspaper and magazine features and commentaries for such publications as Tribune Media and Rodale Press...

Poetry published in New York Times

Currently working on a women's empowerment and leadership guide, "Ten Rules for Ladies"
Location (city/state/country)
Tampa Bay, FL & Allentown, PA
Author bio
Pamela Varkony writes what she knows: Her non-fiction topics range from politics to women's empowerment, from small town Americana to historical perspectives. Pamela's view of the world has appeared in newspaper editorials; magazine feature stories; and on-air commentaries.

An award-winning writer whose poetry has appeared in The New York Times, she has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association with an "Excellence in Journalism" award. A much requested speaker, Pamela is also an advocate for women's rights and empowerment. She has worked around the world, including two fact-finding missions to Afghanistan.

Born and raised in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pamela Doyle Varkony often weaves the experiences and characters she encountered on those back country roads throughout her stories. Her early life, she says, added up to an "idyllic childhood" filled with peace, freedom and love of home and family.
Professional Speaker Topics
Whether presenting a motivational keynote or an energizing workshop, Pam’s multi-cultural, global perspective fosters new solutions and new thinking. Her unique ability to “connect” with her audience provides for real results; a high retention of concepts and a memorable event.

Pam’s wit, style and no-nonsense approach to achieving goals will bring attendees to their feet while driving home the message that we’re each responsible for our outcomes…no fairytales and no excuses.

Clients from the healthcare industry to the U.S. Government, from small business to non-profits, have benefited from Pam’s extensive experience providing women with the tools they need to succeed.

Pam’s “from the trenches” stories can help to empower and transform your organization: Let her insight and vision inspire your organization to find their own unique brand of success.
Three of Pam’s most requested topics are:

“Defining Success…A Personal Strategy"
“Leveraging Your Leadership Style”
“Courage, Character & Commitment”
"Women and the Future of Politics"
"Afghan Journal"
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Courage is the price that life extracts from us for granting us peace. Amelia Earhart

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