Paula is a reader, writer, drinker of strong coffee and an all-around slave to public education. She wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, in the back seat of an orange 1977 Chevy Caprice station wagon with wood paneling. It was exactly as good as you might expect a novel written by a nine-year-old to be.
In the intervening years, Paula majored in English, taught junior high and high school English and earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Southern Maine.
These days, she splits her time between teaching (at the University of California, Merced), chatting about writing whenever she has a chance, and staring at a laptop screen for uninterrupted hours. Her novels include Here We Lie (January 2018), The Drowning Girls, The Fragile World and The Mourning Hours.
Her heart—and her remaining spare time—belongs to Will and their four-legged brood.
Find Paula on the web.
Guest Post at The Suspense is Thrilling Me
I was honored to visit Chelsea's fantastic site to talk about getting stuck (and unstuck) when writing The Drowning Girls.
Monday Spotlight @ modbee.com - April 18, 2016
Thanks to Pat Clark and The Modesto Bee for this lovely feature.
Author Interview at BookStopCorner
It was an honor to be asked to stop by BookStopCorner to chat about writing, The Drowning Girls, and more. Check it out here.
Paula chats about The Drowning Girls on Insight with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio (April 2016)
Listen to Paula's interview on Insight with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio (October 2014)
Writers & Authors on Fire
Thanks, John Vonhof, for featuring me on your podcast! Follow the link to listen to me talk about publishing, offer some writing advice and dish on THE DROWNING GIRLS.
Writing and the Illiterati
Paula's article for the San Francisco Book Review is here:
In Praise of the Grotesque
Paula thinks about Flannery O'Connor for the Portland Book Review:
Landline by Paula Treick DeBoard
A short story published in Artifact Nouveau: