Book clubs

I hope you’ll consider Swimming in the Moon or When We Were Strangers for your book club. Both feature Reader’s Guides with interviews, notes on historical background, themes, research and writing process, and discussion questions to get you started. You can reach me at

I’d love to post pictures of your group and a little bit about who you are, how you choose books, and how you run your gatherings. Every group has a unique way of enriching the lives of its members and keeping reading alive and well in our culture. 

I also run workshops for writers of all ages, genre, and stages of their writing careers. Recent subjects include research for writers, character development, and writing about family.


** Wilmington, Ohio’s Six & Twenty Club was founded in 1898, and is still vibrant, always with 26 members. 

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Themed lunch for the Ubiquitous Chicks club: Italian antipasti and boarding house fare gone to heaven at a beautiful table with great conversation.

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Peggy’s book club and guests in Loudon, TN, a great group of writers, sharp readers, travelers, artists, professionals, and cooks.

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Here are The Novel Ladies of Loudon, TN, who had great questions coming from a wonderful variety of backgrounds and also offered a fabulous variation (more beer) of Lula’s Beer Cheese from SWIMMING IN THE MOON. You can find the recipe on my blog.

Pamela Schoenewaldt

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Sunday, May 6, 2pm reading from latest work at Hexagon Brewing Company, Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm presentation on research on the historical novel, Blount County Library, Maryville, TN.

When We Were Strangers, Italian translation, to be presented in Pescasseroli, Italy, August 2018.

Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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