(born Pamela Longfellow) is an American
novelist, playwright, theatrical producer, theater director
and entrepreneur. In Britain, as the widow of
she is well known as the guardian of his artistic
heritage, but elsewhere she is best known for her own work,
especially the novel
The Secret Magdalene
Random House, 2007), which deals with gnosis (the
direct experience of the divine), told through the Biblical
story of Mary Magdalene. The second of her novels to deal
with gnosis, although from a very different point of view,
Flow Down Like Silver, Hypatia of Alexandria.
is also the author of China Blues, Chasing Women and the
is an artist's model who, along with posing for her father, American painter Wayne Thiebaud, collaborated with many notable photographers of the 20th century. In the work of Judy Dater, one particular photo, "Imogen and Twinka," created in Yosemite National Park, became one of the most recognizable and iconic images captured by an American photographer.
For three years Twinka lived with the aging novelist Henry Miller in his Pacific Palisades home acting as his cook and caretaker while working as an artist's model, posing for art students and other noted photographers; Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman, Lucien Clergue, Eikoh Hosoe, and Ralph Gibson among others. At home with Miller, Twinka was captivated and delighted along with other dinnertime guests and celebrities by Miller's nightly tales of his past exploits. Listening, she began to keep a notebook of her version of what he said each evening. Eventually showing him her notes, he expressed immense enthusiasm, encouraging her to write a book. The result is a compilation of both
Miller's intimate conversations and Twinka's memoirs
about the years she spent living under his roof and his lasting effect on her.
James C. McKay
is currently signed with Eio Books for two of his novels (The KUSURI Case and Billy's War). We
are pleased to publish the work of this talented writer and
A highly regarded litigator who served as the special prosecutor
investigating Edwin Meese III, Attorney General under the
Reagan Administration, James McKay is also an author.
He describes himself as a binge reader who periodically
re-reads all of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and
Shakespeare. He is also a Civil War buff.
Honors and Rankings
In July of 2007, Mr. McKay received a Certificate of Merit from
President George W. Bush at a special session of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims relating to his work on
behalf of veterans.
Mr. McKay received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The
American Lawyer on October 29, 2008.
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Hart T.
Mankin Distinguished Service Award (2008)
Senator Daniel Inouye Award
November 18, 2011