The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap in libraries

Thank you to my friend, huntmode, at for letting me know that The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is available in eight libraries in King County, Washington. I’m thrilled to receive this news and am happy to extend an invite to anyone reading this. If you would like your library to have a copy or copies of my book please feel free to have them contact me and I’ll be happy to gift copies.

In this economy, not everyone can afford to purchase one and in the name of tolerance as well as to help spread the word that profits are going to the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County ( )( it would be my pleasure to gift books to libraries.

Wishing everyone peaceful, healthy, and very Happy New Year.




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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66 Responses to The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap in libraries

  1. tazzielove says:

    That’s really great!

  2. huntmode says:

    Oh, easy peasy (my newest favorite phrase), Paulette. Thanks for the high note! Best ~ HuntMode

  3. Fantastic news. Congratulations 🙂 Pawkisses for a Pawsome New Year 🙂

  4. How wonderful! Congratulations, warmest congratulations!

  5. Alison says:

    Big congratulations to you dear friend. I am so excited for you. This is so wonderful.
    Many blessings for the new year
    Big hugs from us

  6. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, Congradulations, but shame on me, I had assumed your book was already in the libraries accross the land. Your book not only belongs in the library but in the classroom as well. Your teaches so many life lessons, it should be mandatory reading from the 9th grade or even the 7th grade. Take care, Bill

    • Thank you so much my friend, Bill. If it makes it to the Rainbow Project’s 2014 final list (they’ve written to me that it’s been nominated and featured on their website) then it will gain greater exposure in the endeavor to get it to out to more readers through libraries and schools. The Rainbow Project is the groups that sits on The American Library Board and decides on books that are appropriate and recommended reading for children. They’ve deemed it for 9-12th graders. That it’s even being considered, is such a great honor for which I’m thrilled. I’m grateful for you continued kindness and support. 🙂

  7. 68ghia says:

    This is hugely brilliant news P!!
    It’s a great day when your work is available to all and sundry – may it go a long way to further your cause.
    Congrats again!

    • Thank you so much, G. I’m grateful to have it available far and wide to anyone who wants to read it first and foremost to shine a light on hatred and the ill effects it creates on innocent lives. It’s something I’m deeply passionate about, being that I’ve seen it’s ravages way too many times. But then you are very familiar from where I speak. I’m truly grateful for our connection and your support. 🙂

  8. Fantastic!!!!! Paulette this is truly good news. I hope you are smiling today. 🙂

  9. Dynamite, Paulette. Wow.
    In my part of the world, libraries don’t accept unsolicited books. We haven’t been able to figure that one out. Happy others do. Outstanding news!
    Happy New Year, Paulette, to you and yours. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Tess. It’s very unusual for libraries in the United States to do that as well. But, if readers request it and the library researches the book to find it something that would be acceptable then it can happen. That the Rainbow Project nominated it for consideration on their 2014 list and their Board of Directors all had to read it for this to occur has shined a brighter spotlight on the book. They are the group that sits on The American Library Board of Directors and decides books with appropriate themes to be read by children. They’ve deemed this appropriate from 9th-12th graders. If it makes it to their official list that will enhance the exposure even more. I’ve got all my fingers crossed for that one.

      I really appreciate your support and kindess. Happy New Year to you and yours. 🙂

  10. BeWithUs says:

    That’s a wonderful news, my friend! Cheers~ 😀

  11. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks Paulette for all ths wishes.
    For you to all of the best for 2014

  12. jbw0123 says:

    Yay! Happy holidays!

  13. mixedupmeme says:

    I hope many libraries will soon have your book. It is great New Year’s news to know some already have it!
    And once they have it, they will surely want your new book too. 🙂

  14. That’s so kind of you to say this. I’m very happy to have my book available to anyone who wants to read it and love the library system. The hubby and I try to support our local one from extinction. Can’t imagine a world without them. 🙂

  15. Angeline M says:

    I’ve lived in this little NorCal burb in the Central Valley for almost 4 years now and have never checked out the library. It is now on my To Do List and I’ll be checking for your book.

  16. You have such a good heart

  17. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wonderful INDEED! Just wonderful, Paulette, most especially as yours is a very worthy story. Huge congratulations 🙂

  18. sagedoyle says:

    WOW! That is f*king cool. Sorry for the expletive, but that’s how cool it is. This is one of my dreams, to have my book in a library. Well Done!

    • Thank you so much. Hey, ‘tween all us writers here, is there any word that’s forbidden? Although I got lucky with mine as it caught the attention of a group that sits on The American Library Board, how about contacting some libraries yourself and see if they’ll carry yours. You could gift a copy, post at your blog site that for anyone who wants to read it and can’t afford it to ask their library to please get a copy or contact you? Wishing you success with this as well. 🙂

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  20. seeker says:

    Happy New Year, Paulette /p

  21. Ralph says:

    Happy New Year Paulette. Have a fantastic 2014. Hugs. Ralph xox 😀

  22. Seyi sandra says:

    That’s great News, wishing you a prosperous 2014!
    Much love. 🙂

  23. Misaki says:

    Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is even bigger and better! xx

  24. dannadesigns says:

    Fantastic…Have a happy New Year!

  25. CMFowler says:

    Congratulations to you! You are a tremendous talent and I’m so grateful to have found you! I am wishing all good things for 2014 – keep up the great work!

  26. Sage says:

    That’s great news! Of course I had to check our local library (Multnomah County Library) and there were no copies in their inventory. So I sent in a suggestion that they add it.

  27. Clowie says:

    It’s great news! The more people that see the book the better.
    All the best for 2014!

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