Pamela Dean is an American SF and fantasy writer, best known for ''Literature/TheSecretCountry'' series. She has also written short stories set in the Literature/{{Liavek}} SharedUniverse. She also began a Liavek novel, but seems to have put it aside for the moment in order to complete the fifth Secret Country book, ''Abiding Reflection''.

!!!The Secret Country books
* The Secret Country Trilogy, about a group of five cousins who find themselves in a world they thought they had invented for their games.
** ''The Secret Country''
** ''The Hidden Land''
** ''The Whim of the Dragon''
* ''The Dubious Hills'' is set in the same world, but takes place in a different area and involves different characters.

* ''Tam Lin'', which retells the Literature/TamLin story in a modern college setting
* ''Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary'', which involves three sisters and their neighbor, who wants to build a TimeMachine in their house.

!!Works by Pamela Dean with their own pages include:

* ''Literature/TheSecretCountry'' 'verse

!!Other works by Pamela Dean contain examples of:

* CrosscastRole: In the school production of ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' in ''Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary'', both Malvolio and Antonio are cast as girls.
* TheFairFolk: In ''Tam Lin''. They are described as absolutely alien: "like linear A. They look as if they ought to mean something, but you can't tell what it is."
* MyGrandsonMyself: In ''Tam Lin'', there are a couple of references that indicate that Professor Medeous, aka the Queen of Faerie, has done this at least once.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: Nick and Robin]] in ''Tam Lin''.
* ShowWithinTheShow:
** In ''Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary'', Gentian and her friends try out for the SchoolPlay, ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.
** In ''Tam Lin'', some college students perform ''The Revenger's Tragedy,'' a real but obscure Jacobean play, as a commentary on their department head's conduct.
* ThisIsMySide: In ''Tam Lin'', one of the older students tells Janet that last year she and her roommate had to set up a clothesline with sheets in the middle of the room, and the roommate would go out through the window because the door wasn't on her side.