The Midwest Book Review

My publisher received a letter from James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of The Midwest Book Review that stated, “Dear Publicist: I’m very pleased to announce that the March 2013 issue of our online book review magazine “Small Press Bookwatch” features “The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap.”

This is a prestigious online magazine that posts with Cengage Learning, “Book Review Index” which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.

It’s an honor to receive this.

The LGBT Shelf

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
Paulette Mahurin
Blue Palm Press
PO Box 61255, Santa Barbara, CA 93160
9780977186617, $14.95,

For it to be illegal to love another person is obscene, but not that far in the past. “The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap” is a novel set at the end of the nineteenth century, with the backdrop of Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment for having sex with another man. Following the effects of this event on a small Nevada town, author Paulette Mahurin touches on the state of gay society during this period well. “The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap” is a strong addition to historical fiction collections exploring gay issues.

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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45 Responses to The Midwest Book Review

  1. More WOOT WOOTs!!!

    So exciting to see Mildred blazing her path. Congratulations!

  2. Honestly happy for you. Destiny has surfaced and it is a beautiful sight.

  3. natuurfreak says:

    Congratulations .It says enough

  4. BRAVO PAULETTE!!!!!!! So happy for you!

  5. Awesome! Congrats, I’m very happy for you; well deserved! 🙂

  6. Congratulations! The honors keep piling on, as well they should!!

  7. seeker says:

    A quarterly magazine and you are in it? OMG, this is getting better. OMG, OMG….

    • You are so kind and it’s very appreciated. I think I got really lucky with the story line and its timing, very a contemporary antibullying theme which caught on. I’m especially grateful to ride along in the energy it’s picked up on the tolerance wagon and also because all the profits are going to rescue dogs & cats. Oddly enough, I don’t look at this as “mine” but something that flowed through me and also feel very lucky for that. It’s all very mysterious, where the light shines. 🙂

  8. cindy knoke says:

    YAY! I can’t think of anyone who deserves this more than you. You rock my dear!

  9. Your honesty is refreshing. Way to go!

    • You are the sweetest! Sometimes I wonder if it’s just my nature and I can’t help it or do anything about it, and believe me sometimes it puts me into situations of foot in mouth disease, lol. For me, all of this is part of my journey of opening, healing, letting things flow through me when I can get out of the way, and connecting with other great people, like you all here, to try to bring some kindness to the world. I would be nothing without you and my other wonderful cyber family, real family, and friends who aren’t so cyber oriented, lol. 🙂

  10. Uzoma says:

    Soar high and high and high, Paulette! You’re amazing and your book deserves the spotlight.

  11. Clowie says:

    Congratulations! That’s really good news!

  12. WHOOP! WHOOP! (from me) and ARRF! ARRF! (from Scrappy) 🙂

  13. Ann says:

    I know you are thrilled. What an honor!!

    • Ann, Sage! I’m thrilled you stopped by. I’m thrilled that this book is getting some attention and that some good will come from it to help wonderful fury friends like your beautiful self, and that tolerance is getting some attention. And, yes, I agree it is an honor that is humbling, for sure. Wag wag, my friend. And, a big hug to biped Ann. 🙂

  14. gita4elamats says:

    WOOF! (Dogspeak for CONGRATS)!
    Tara & Ela

  15. Penny L Howe says:

    Most sincere congratulations to you. Great news! I am so pleased for you, deserved too! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Penny. Means a lot to have you stop by and to say that. The thing that I love the most is the feedback on the ripple effects I’m learning about concerning tolerance and anti-bullying. It’s an author’s dream to have people read and like there work but this goes beyond any expectation I ever dreamed of, that I’d hear back from people that it made a difference in their lives. One woman’s psychologist bought the book after seeing the change it made in her, a tormented lesbian. This lovely woman now writes to me openly on other sites about it. That and also that profits are going to help animals brings me immense joy. Sharing with good people like you adds to all that in ways I can’t even begin to express.

      • Penny L Howe says:

        When someone writes or does something that “impacts/influences in a positive way” it is life enriching (to the ‘nth degree) for that person responsible – YOU. I am proud to know you and call you a friend. Keep up the amazing work you’re doing of making that life changing difference to others. It’s what makes your work so very worth while! Again most sincere congratulations, Penny xx

  16. fournier0917 says:

    Congratulations! A bit late but but non the less sincere. Jean-Jacques Fournier

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