Crows Taste Best on Toast is a journey of self reflection exploring the relationships between mother and child, father and daughter, husband and wife, friend and neighbour. It explores the elements of life and how they interplay with the unseen, internal and external forces. Life is a mere illusion of self-control on the outside with chaos and anarchy on the inside. It is Vandall's deep appreciation and deprecation for life that keeps her writing. Whether it's her husband, children, nature or God calling her, she answers it the only way she can: through poetry. Vandall likes to inject humor into her poetry so she can laugh at her demons and turn them back into angels.
Born in Calgary, Alberta but raised an Island girl, P.C. Vandall grew up on Gabriola Island and resides there now with her husband two children. She was educated at Vancouver Island University where she studied Creative writing and earned the Myrtle Bergren award for Creative writing. She then travelled to the Middle East to teach in Kuwait and on her return, married and began raising her family. Although this is her first full length collection, she has two previous chapbooks, “Woodwinds,? (Lipstick Press) “Something from Nothing,? (Writing Knights Press) as well as a small book of poems “Matrimonial Cake? (Red Dashboard). Her work has appeared in numerous magazines in Canada as well as England, Ireland, the United States, India, and Australia. Her poems have been shortlisted for prizes, nominated for pushcarts, and featured on radio. She has been a guest poet at various venues, is an active member of the Gabriola Poetry Society and runs a small poetry group online. When Pamela is not writing, she's sleeping. She believes sleep is death without the commitment.