Thursday, May 7: Author Pamela Schoenewaldt Launches Third Novel at KWG


Pamela Schoenewaldt (Photo Kelly Norrell)

Pamela Schoenewaldt
(Photo Kelly Norrell)

Author Pamela Schoenewaldt will launch her third novel, Under the Same Blue Sky, at the Thursday, May 7, Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting.

Schoenewaldt’s previous work includes When We Were Strangers from 2011 and Swimming in the Moon from 2013. Under the Same Blue Sky is set to be released Tuesday, May 5, by HarperCollins.

Schoenewaldt taught writing at the University of Maryland, European Division, and at the University of Tennessee. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, Maurizio Conti and their dog, Jesse.

The historical novel is set in a German-American community during World War I. The story centers on Hazel Renner, who has mysterious healing powers that bring shattering consequences. Her journey takes her to an exiled baron’s looming castle in New Jersey and into the ruins of post-war Germany to solve the mystery of her past, ultimately of herself, as she fashions a new kind of healing for a shell-shocked hero and one small boy.  

The event, open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Streets (in Fort Sanders). A $2 donation is requested at the door.

Under the Same Blue Sky will be available for purchase at the program, courtesy of Union Ave Books. Additional information about KWG and its events can be found at