Born in Cherokee County, Texas, Pamela McConathy Kopfler moved across the
country with her doodlebugger father, visiting every state except for Alaska,
Hawaii, and the Dakotas. Before finishing the eighth grade, she had attended
twelve schools from north to south and east to west.
After completing high school in Slidell, Louisiana, Kopfler attended
Louisiana Tech University, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree
in home economics and a teaching certificate. She put that certificate to good
use for the next twelve years, working with the Richland Parish School Board and
the Monroe City School System, both in Louisiana.
With over a decade of teaching under her belt, Kopfler made a bold life
decision. She left the safety of teaching and entered the world of the
entrepreneur, launching Creative Works by Pam McConathy. This small business
provided marketable merchandise, advertising copy, and television production.
She created, wrote for, and appeared in KNOE-TV 8's Pam McConathy's Home
and Garden segments, aired four times a week, and her writing has been
featured in Louisiana Gardener.
In-Laws, Outlaws, Friends, and Foes: A Southern Collection
focuses on the small moments in life that make relationships worthwhile. From
stubborn teenagers to the quest for beauty and perfection, Kopfler covers the
experiences of everyday life with a conversational style and down-to-earth wit
that crosses both genders and generations in its appeal. This collection of
anecdotes offers universal reflections on motherhood, friendship, and family,
all with a Southern flair. The author frequently shares these humorous stories
on public radio.
Kopfler currently resides in Houma, Louisiana, with her husband and two
children, who are featured prominently in her writings.