Pamela S. K. Glasner is a critically-acclaimed published author, filmmaker and social advocate. She is also a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the Connecticut Historical Society and Grace Episcopal Church. Additionally, Glasner is a Registered Reader at both the Royal Society of London and the British Library.
“Last Will and Embezzlement,” her critically-acclaimed documentary about the financial exploitation of the elderly, starring the late Hollywood icon, Mickey Rooney, was Ms. Glasner’s debut film. Inspired by true-life events in her own family, the film premièred in Manhattan in April 2012 to a standing-room-only house. It has since won international awards and has been screened at festivals, conferences, and symposiums all over the world.
As part of her social advocacy—with the DVD and its companion book, "Silver and Gold" in hand—Glasner travels the country speaking on the topic of elder financial exploitation, teaching people how to protect themselves and those they love from those who would exploit and abuse them. “Silver and Gold” was written in honor of her deceased parents and released on what would have been her father’s 93rd birthday.
Her other advocacy activities center around "Finding Emmaus," her historically and factually accurate novel which explores the treatment and mistreatment of the mentally ill over the course of about 350 years, and how society marginalizes and victimizes those deemed to be ‘different’ (aka ‘less than’).
Ms. Glasner also wrote several short stories, including a thriller set in a decaying old hotel in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, a tale of sibling rivalry so extreme that it leads to kidnap and murder, a crime drama about vigilantism, a tale of murder for money followed by revenge, and a drama/fantasy about a young woman who must face and break a centuries-old curse in order to save her daughter’s life. Ms. Glasner plans to eventually publish an anthology of all her short stories.
Ms. Glasner read one of her short stories to Joey Nederlander himself (one of the original Nederlander brothers). He liked it so much, he told her to write a play—a musical—and then come back. She did. She drove to Detroit and played a few of her songs for Joey, who told her, “That’s as good as anything I ever heard on the strip.”
Ms. Glasner has lectured nationally at such prestigious venues as: ✶Universities and colleges ✶WEAAD events ✶CEU symposiums and seminars ✶National and regional conferences ✶Senior centers ✶Nursing homes ✶Advocacy groups ✶Book stores and libraries ✶Elder advocacy conferences ✶Trade shows ✶Professional networking events ✶High school career days ✶Legislative bodies ✶Television and radio stations ✶Private venues such as retirement communities, churches and synagogues
Glasner earned her BA as a Dean’s List student from Eastern Connecticut State University and received her Masters in Creative Writing and Literature from Harvard University. She resides in rural Connecticut where she continues writing and advocating for those who don’t always have a voice of their own.