About PJ

Meandering Trail Media is a multimedia company focusing on world-wide travel, publishing, and psychology. PJ Adams, Meandering Trail Media's primary author, is a psychotherapist and best selling author who splits her time between California and Europe. Follow her on Twitter @PJAdams10Facebook, and YouTube.

For more information on Meandering Trail Media OR to schedule an interview or book signing, contact: Info@pjadamsbooks.com OR John Birkhead, PR Director, john.birkhead@pjadamsbooks.com,  +1 (760) 707-2577, Fax +1 949-258-8693.

See our professional photographs on Shutterstock: 

See our France books trailer HERE.

See the Intoxicating Greater Paris: Loire book trailer HERE. 


See the Intoxicating Southern France book trailer HERE 

See the Intoxicating Paris book trailer HERE     


Index of postings

This form does not yet contain any fields.
    PJ Adams

    PJ Adams is a psychotherapist and author in California.

    This area does not yet contain any content.

    Freud's Revenge Featured in Del Mar Times

    Del Mar home to murder mystery plot

    By Claire Harlin 
    Staff Writer

    Amanda Carlisle is an empath who uses “mind forensics” to help detective Nick Caswell solve crimes — in Del Mar.

    That’s the plot behind “Freud’s Revenge,” a new mystery novel written by Adams, who will hold a book signing and discussion Sept. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Earthsong Books (1440 Camino Del Mar). The book is the first in a series of mysteries that incorporate psychological theories of well-known thinkers like Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, who greatly inspired Adams during the nine years she taught their philosophies as a professor at the La Jolla-based National University. A former North County resident, Adams chose Del Mar as the setting for her books because she loves the area.

    “It’s a great place, a beautiful setting,” she said. “It’s intelligent, artistic. It’s just a charming setting to place a mystery series.”

    The book makes references to known places like L’Auberge, Il Fornaio and other hot spots around the Del Mar Plaza. The characters reside in Del Mar.

    Adams — born Pamela Jean — assumed a genderless pseudonym in order to avoid gender bias, she said. Not only does using the pen name add mystery to the mystery writer herself, but she looks up to authors like J.K. Rowling who have found success using their initials.

    Adams has gotten ideas for her mystery plots from crime TV, the news and everyday events, she said. A psychotherapist working out of Carlsbad who once worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years, she deals with patients from all walks of life, she said, some functional, some non-functional and some who are in the criminal system.

    “I love mysteries,” said Adams. “People are mysteries.”




    Book Signing at Earth Song Books

    Earth Song Books in Del Mar, CA is hosting a book signing for Freud's Revenge on Saturday September 24, 2011 from 2-5 pm. Contact Info: Earth Song Books, 1440 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014, Tel. 1 858 755 4254, http://www.earthsongbooks.com


    Brains vs. Bones

    Two members of the PJ Adams Books team have come up with some cool ideas for the Amanda Carlisle mystery series. Ashley Regan suggested Amanda is like Temperance Brennan in the Bones tv show, so we should give Amanda Carlisle a nickname too: Brains. TV producers, are you listening??? PR Director John Birkhead added that unlike Bones, who does skeletal forensics, Amanda does mental forensics. Now that's using your smarts! Any other great ideas out there???


    Bones & Casey Anthony

    Author and Forensic Anthropologist Kathy Reichs has released a new book this month featuring her BONES character, Temperance Brennan. I love the character and of course the forensics are stunning. More fascinating, however, is that Reichs ALSO announced that she has been hired by the Casey Anthony defense team to study the remains of her murdered daughter, Caylee Anthony. I am guessing this is for a civil suit or something else in the works. When pressed by the interviewer, Reichs defended her hiring by the defense team saying something like, "I am not for the prosecution or the defense. I am for the victim." In my opinion it sounds a lot like she may think Casey is NOT guilty of the child's murder. Something to ponder...


    Oslo Killings & Amy Winehouse's Sad Departure

    At this posting, more than 90 people have died as a result of a Norwegian man's misguided actions. Likewise, the talented, tormented Amy Winehouse who passed today leaves behind her a body of brilliant music and a bitter legacy of questionable choices.  

    In both cases, the individuals acted out their needs in destructive ways. As detailed in Freud's Revenge, the destructive urge can sometimes override common, rational thought. And the result can be pain that ripples out to many, many others both near and far.

    We are all connected, however. Mental Health--or Illness--impacts us all. Let us offer help to those in need, prayers for those we have lost, and compassion for those we may find most difficult to understand.