Meet the Author - And Then You Apply Ice - Pamela Gwyn Kripke

Pamela will have books available for purchase at the store on the day of the event!  Look forward to seeing you.


About the Author

Pamela Gwyn Kripke is an award-winning journalist and author whose news stories, features and essays have been widely published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals.

Her debut novel, At the Seams, was published in 2023 by the traditional small press, Open Books. A coming-of-age story about a girl who grows up to investigate the family mystery that haunts her through childhood, the book addresses the generational impact of keeping secrets, revealing how far we’ll go to protect the people we love. The book is based on true events.

“Pamela Kripke writes effective descriptions that had me picturing every scene in vivid detail. Jealousy, insecurity, misunderstanding, unrealistic expectations, and the inability to accept one another and their differences are described with insight and perception.”Readers’ Favorite


About the Book

The story collection, And Then You Apply Ice, will be published by Open Books in the spring of 2024. The women and girls in these twenty-one stories encounter hurt – to their emotions, bodies, beliefs and ideas – confronting who they are or will become. Their predicaments reveal the subtleties of human interaction, the power in one’s decisions and ultimately, the complex resilience that imbues women’s lives. A captivating look at managing transgression, the collection is an honest, funny and astute portrayal of the female experience. Seven of the stories have been previously published in various literary journals.

“Pamela Gwyn Kripke’s prose is pitch-perfect, starting with the title. The scenes in And Then You Apply Ice are vivid and fresh, ironic and funny. This collection is an absolute joyride.” —Corie Adjmi, author of The Marriage Box and Life and Other Shortcomings

“In Pamela Gwyn Kripke’s accessible and surprising collection of stories, we glimpse into the rich inner lives of women exploring their boundaries in the world: mothers and daughters; lovers on the brink of connecting or falling apart; and girls discovering what it means to move among boys who claim to love them, whether they want them to or not. With humor and lyricism, Kripke creates characters who struggle to understand each other and themselves, only to find they need more than just ice to soothe their pain.”  – Elizabeth Stix, author of Things I Want Back From You

“…absolutely delightful, intriguing short stories with an edge or an attitude — highly recommended.” – Andrew Pessin, author of Bright College Years.

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 1:00pm
549 Wellington Square
Exton, PA 19341