“Catherine the Great,” stated Ms. Paul, “had been haunting me for a long time. I first encountered her several years ago when I was in my twenties and working for a newspaper. I was handed a new nonfiction book and told to review it. It was a very dull history of Catherine the Great. I don’t remember what I wrote, but it couldn’t have been favorable. We were allowed to keep the books we reviewed, and every time I saw that book on the shelf during all the years since then, I had the feeling Catherine was telling me I hadn’t done her justice, and that I should learn more about her.”
Paula Paul is a writer who touches the hearts of her readers but also challenges their minds. She writes novels with both historical and contemporary settings, but all of her novels deal with the foibles, prejudices, misdemeanors and benevolences of humanity that transcend time. Most of her books, both contemporary and historical, examine social issues. Although some of her novels have told the stories of some of the great figures of history, she is best known for her stories of ordinary people, specifically the people of the southwestern U.S. where she was born and has spent all of her life.
Paula Paul is also the author of a young adult fiction novel, ‘Wizard’ in which a young wizard faces bullying. Literary novels include ‘Inherited Sins’, in which a young widow falls in love with a minister who is married, and ‘Crazy Quilt’, her first literary novel. One third of the royalties from ‘Crazy Quilt’ go to cancer research.
In addition, Paula is the author of ‘The Kings Nun’, an historical fiction novel that is the story of Charlemagne's love for the nun, Amelia of the Ardennes, and an historical novel, ‘Barefoot Girl’, a deep look at a courageous heroine. Mysteries include ‘Half A Mind To Murder’, ‘An Improper Death’, ‘Symptoms of Death’, ‘Leading An Elegant Death’, ‘Deathday Party’ and ‘Red Wine Goes With Murder’.
Paula Paul will appear at Bookworks in Albuquerque, NM from 7pm to 8pm. The store is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM. Ms. Paul is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information regarding the above works, and many more, is available at her website. All of Ms. Paul’s works are available at her website and at Amazon.com.
Paula Griffith Paul was born on her grandparents' cotton farm near Shallowater, Texas, and graduated from a country high school near Maple, Texas. She earned a B.A. in journalism and has worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Texas and New Mexico. She's been the recipient of state and national awards for her work as a journalist.