FRESH OFF THE PRESS
The Kerrisdale Garden Club is teetering on the brink of disaster. Its aging group of gardeners have allowed their apathy to grow like weeds in an unkempt garden and the club is about to take its final horticultural gasp before plunging into obscurity.
That is until a not-so-mysterious stranger suddenly appears at their weekly meeting and things quickly descend into a cacophony of star-struck chaos. Little do the unsuspecting octogenarians know but the newcomer is about to breathe new life into their withering club. Why is it, though, that for one member in particular, the stranger’s unexpected appearance will dig up painful memories from the past that perhaps best remain buried?
This romping story takes place in a blossoming, springtime Vancouver. Join the effervescent owner of the city’s hippest bakery, the quirky members of Vancouver’s oldest gardening club, a captivatingly charismatic television celebrity and the flamboyant head horticulturalist of the Shaughnessy Botanical Garden as together they sow the seeds of self-discovery, fertilize them with a good dose of forgiveness and reap the fruits of their labour.
THEY'VE HAD A NIBBLE
"How I love the vividly colourful, warm and amusing world
Pamela Dangelmaier has created in this outstanding first novel, Flour Garden.
Her oh-so human characters, both flawed and beautiful, opened the door to a charming community in which I wished to stay.
Her compassionate, playful writing style is an absolute pleasure.”
"Pamela writes in vivid technicolor. Each moment is artfully captured in this delightful read. Moments of tension peppered with humour and joy; this is the book you want to be trapped with under a quilt on a rainy afternoon. I spent the entire time making comparisons of the characters to the people in my own life. Flour Garden feels more like a memoir than a piece of fiction. Tuck in and enjoy the journey!"
HGTV HOME TO WIN
"Pamela Dangelmaier's Flour Garden captures the dynamics of hortsocieties with humour and affection illuminated by funny and lovable characters.
This is underscored by her main concern about the nature of friendship between women, between men and women, and the drama of these relationships holds this lovely first novel together with style.”
THE GLOBE & MAIL
Pamela Dangelmaier was born in Vancouver, BC and now lives close enough that she can still smell the fresh ocean air. She graduated with a BFA in Theatre from UBC and although she’s not acting full time she’s still considered a bit of a ham.
Co-owner of the nationally recognized mail order plant company, Botanus, Pamela has enjoyed being a ‘gardening expert’ on television, radio and YouTube. When she’s not wearing her many hats at Botanus she’s either knitting socks, tending her beehives or spoiling her two cats. Flour Garden is her first novel.
Pamela began work on Flour Garden after many 'inspirational' visits to garden clubs as an invited guest speaker. She has a keen eye for interesting personalities and revels in the uniqueness of what makes us all tick. In Flour Garden she offers a veritable smorgasbord of literary treats.
If you love baking, gardening and quirky fun characters then you'll love Flour Garden.
Book Club Events
March 8, 2023
Food & Friends Fort Langley BC
Pamela is looking forward to visiting historic Fort Langley and the people at Food & Friends. There is usually no lack of laughter when Pamela gives her 'inside scoop' on what inspired her to write her first novel. This afternoon is guaranteed to be a hoot!
Would you like to book (excuse the pun) Pamela to come
and speak about Flour Garden at your Book Club?
Pamela would love to hear from you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your event. She'll reply right away!
Book Signing Events
No garden club meeting would be complete without a bit of Flour Garden sprinkled in. Along with her cohorts from Botanus, Pamela often gives presentations to local garden clubs. If you'd like Botanus & Pamela to come to your garden club please feel free to contact Botanus here.
Read the recent article in the Langley Advance about Flour Garden
Read Pamela's interview in the Langley Times about Flour Garden