From The Lavender Living Room Newsletter

From the Lavender Living Room Newsletter which goes out to over a 1000 women in Ventura County area. Thank you so much!
In the News

We just spoke with Paulette Mahurin of Ojai. She has just written her first book….its a novel about lesbians in the late 1800’s. Its called “The Persecuton of Mildred Dunlap”…..about her unique character and her compelling struggle. She is having a Free book reading by Leslie Paxton and a signing at the Ojai Arts Center on saturday July 7th at 2pm. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds of this book go to SPARC (the first no kill animal organization in Ventura County.) If anyone would like to purchase a book write to Paulette

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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