Cover Reveal: His Name Was Ben by Paulette Mahurin is due out in a couple of weeks


Front cover screen shot Ben

Front cover

Back cover Ben Screen shot

Hearing the words “it’s cancer,” threw Sara Phillips’ life into chaos, until an unexpected turn of events and a chance encounter with a stranger changed everything—his name was Ben. Based on real events, Ben and Sara discover that when all else fails, healing can come in the most unexpected ways. Chilling and heart wrenching, His Name Was Ben is a triumph over the devastating circumstances and fear experienced when faced with a terminal illness. In this narrative, the power of love conquers shadows and transforms the very nature and meaning of what it is to be fully alive. From the award winning, best-selling author of, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, comes a story filled with soul and passion that will leave the reader thinking about it for days after the last page is closed. “Paulette Mahurin compassionately renders an insightful tale about love and life in the moment, when a moment is all there is. Both ordinary and extraordinary, Sara and Ben kept me up at night rooting for them, as did Mahurin of course, a writer of exceptional heart, for her tender and wise depiction of love against all odds. A rare pleasure, His Name Was Ben is not to be missed.”—Lee Fullbright, author of The Angry Woman Suite “Against the biggest of obstacles a couple can face, the positive message is that it is never too late to start living.” –Christoph Fischer author of Sebastian. Paulette Mahurin lives with her husband Terry and three dogs, Max, Bella, and Lady Luck in Ventura County, California. Profits from her books go to rescue dogs.

Ben cover screen shot

 Cover design by Barbara Gottlieb


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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71 Responses to Cover Reveal: His Name Was Ben by Paulette Mahurin is due out in a couple of weeks

  1. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Paulette’s new book, His Name Was Ben, is due out soon. As a short story, it won an award and was published when Paulette was in university. She’s expanded it into a full length novel.

  2. Beautiful! I shared on my FB author page xoxo

  3. sknicholls says:

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you. I haven’t yet read your last book, but it’s already purchased and on my TBR list 🙂

  4. Fantastic news – you kept us waiting so long. ❤

  5. I can not wait to get my hands on this book. I think that It will be even more successful than Mildred Dunlap, (my shortened title). Here’s wishing you great success with the new book.

  6. Jean-Jacques says:

    His Name Was Ben, from the preview I’ve just read sounds great, and I look forward to reading it. I presume you will let us know when is becomes available. Wishing you continued success, for you personally Paulette, as well as for your wonderful animal care cause.

  7. Paulette, I am loving this book, the story is touching and close to home, the character inaction is wonderful, and can hardly wait until I finish. Thank you, Love Bill

  8. seeker says:

    OMG…. do I see #1 Best Seller again …. awwwooooo……

  9. Wow powerful. And heart wrenching.
    You inspire me. Ism just starting to collaborate with another on a writing project. It us my first and I am excited.
    You are a great writer. And do so many kind things from and because if it.

    • What a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Yisraela. I love that you’ve started a collaboration with another on a writing project. You write from the heart with a lot of loving passion and I’m sure all who follow you will be anticipating this read. I sure will. ❤

  10. natuurfreak says:

    Wish you a lot of succes with the new book Paulette

  11. I didn’t know you were writing another book. Can’t wait to read it! Love the cover – very captivating.
    Alison ❤

  12. Congratulations Paulette. I am very much looking forward to reading His Name Was Ben!

  13. Woo Hoo. What a cover! Like the shadows. Immediately I thought of something heavy. Congratulations, Paulette. Can’t wait to read it. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. kanzensakura says:

    I can hardly wait!!!! and hugs to Bella, Max, and Lady Luck!

  16. Sounds like a good one. Thanks!

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  18. Littlesundog says:

    Congratulations Paulette!

  19. carmens007 says:

    I can hardly wait.

  20. I’m looking forward to it Paulette!!! 🙂 ❤

  21. It sounds really great, Paulette. Looking forward to reading it. Congratulations to you. 🙂

  22. Sage says:

    I am looking so forward to reading it! Know what it’s like to get that diagnosis, and survive, will make this book even more meaningful.

  23. You amaze me. I have just begun collaborating with someone who is teaching me. You inspire me

  24. Looking forward to being able to download it soon and knowing that the proceeds go to help rescue dogs like my Zoey.

    • Bless your sweet heart for adopting your Zoey and your kind words of support. You’re a great cyber friend, Jeri. You’re helped me with your honest feedback on my first one and with your posts. Someday I’d love to be able to work directly with you on the editing side. And, if anyone sees this Jeri Walker-Bickett is a great writer and offers editing services that are top rate. A real pro.

      Please give Zoey a pat from me. ❤

  25. Denise Hisey says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to your newest! 🙂

  26. Kev says:

    The cover looks great, Paulette. I’m looking forward to this coming out! 🙂

  27. jbw0123 says:

    Congratulations. Now you have to change the name of your blog to Mildred & Ben! Looking forward to reading your new book.

  28. Misaki says:

    That’s so exciting!

  29. Clowie says:

    I love the cover! The book sounds fascinating. Congratulations!

  30. natuurfreak says:

    You are such a warm person.Wish you all the best and great reviews on your books.

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