PAULETTE MAHURIN’S BOOKS: http://www.amazon.com/Paulette-Mahurin/e/B008MMDUGO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

And other Amazon sites around the world carry all Paulette’s books.

PROFITS FROM MY BOOKS ARE GOING TO the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County, CA., Santa Paula Animal Rescue CenterΒ  http://www.santapaulaarc.org/ ; The Canine Adoption Rescue League http://www.carldogs.org/ (http://carldogs.org/purchase-name-ben/); and to various rescues helping to get dogs out of kill shelters.

PRESS RELEASE: http://www.vcstar.com/lifestyle/ojai-authors-historical-novel-teaches-tolerance-benefits-animal-rescue-ep-363177738-351980511.html

TV interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwTwJdwfLRQ

BIO: Paulette Mahurin is an international best selling literary fiction and historical fiction novelist. She lives with her husband Terry and two dogs, Max and Bella, in Ventura County, California. She grew up in West Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Science.

Her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, made it to Amazon bestseller lists and won awards, including best historical fiction 2012 in Turning the Pages Magazine. Her second novel, His Name Was Ben, originally written as an award winning short story while she was in college and later expanded into a novel, rose to bestseller lists its second week out. Her third novel, To Live Out Loud, won international critical acclaim and made it to multiple sites as favorite read book of 2015. Her fourth book, The Seven Year Dress, made it to the bestseller lists for literary fiction and historical fiction on Amazon U.S., Amazon U.K. and Amazon Australia. Her fifth book, The Day I Saw The Hummingbird, was released in 2017 to rave reviews. Her sixth novel, A Different Kind of Angel, is due to be released in the summer of 2018.

Semi-retired, she continues to work part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Ventura County. When she’s not writing, she does pro-bono consultation work with women with cancer, works in the Westminster Free Clinic as a volunteer provider, volunteers as a mediator in the Ventura County Courthouse for small claims cases, and involves herself, along with her husband, in dog rescue. Profits from her books go to help rescue dogs from kill shelters.

All new friends and visitors are welcome. Have a look around and please feel free to enter the conversations.

716 Responses to Home

  1. natuurfreak says:

    Lovely photo. May I wish you and all the people around you a Merry Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas my furriend. Have a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  3. BeWithUs says:

    I’ve just checked the winner list for the latest Shelter Challenge..Congratulations on getting the $1000 grant!!

    Shine on, my friend!! Cheers~ πŸ˜€

    • You are so kind and supportive. I wish this were the case and see that the site is confusing on how it posted the results. Where it says $1000 is the overall prize. My shelter came in #32. The two top winners were from other shelters. If you go to where it says, “view contest” you’ll see the winners. The summer contest resulted in SPARC receiving $100 in free vaccinations which is great. The winter contest, I don’t see they received anything. The contest is on again and here’s the website: http://www.shelterchallenge.com/home

      If I’m completely off the deep end and missed where they did win $1000 could you send me that link so I can jump up and down, after I whack myself for missing it? Again, the site was confusing to me and others as well in how it posted the results.

      Hugs and love to you!

  4. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your “follow”—I am now “following” you…You have an interesting site!

  5. Beautiful mission and congrats on your grant. Best wishes!

  6. thediored says:

    This is so nice! Hope you can visit my blogsite, read a few articles and follow too πŸ™‚


    Continue writing!

  7. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

  8. Kev says:

    HI Paulette, I would be honoured if you will accept the following award: http://kevs-domain.net/2014/02/01/and-the-versatile-blogger-award-goes-to/

  9. I am a dog lover and have grown up with them from when I was a wee small boy. I got my first guide dog, Nixon in my early twenties and am now the owner of a lovely brindle lab/retriever guide dog called Trigger.

  10. beebeesworld says:

    As always, thanks for reading..beebee

  11. kanzensakura says:

    http://kanzensakura.com/2014/03/27/wooo-hoooo-better-than-freshly-pressed Please go to this link. I am giving out awards like a wild woman and want to be sure you go and pick out what you want. Thank you for following my blog and thank you for your blog. Thank you for nominating me for awards….

  12. Paulette, my precious, I had to make unsubscribing on Shelter Challenge.
    It seemed to me the challenge was over, right?
    I left my reply on the thread and had enabled reception of notifications for other reviews; well, some users were quarreling among themselves and this already did not like (they had lost the true sense of that challenge; Animals Welfare!).
    Please let me know if/when the challenge will start again, ’cause I will still have my votes to SPARC! I don’t care diatribes and fake animalists. I care about honest people and welfare of animals. I’m so sorry that SPARC is not among the winners! But all the same you won! You are precious, sis. Your work, your honesty, your love for animals are your win.
    Be yourself, sis ❀

    • “Please let me know if/when the challenge will start again, ’cause I will still GIVE my votes to SPARC”, not “HAVE”! Oh, I’m sorry! My English is a true trash… 😦

    • I understand. Sorry to hear this happened. Thank you for all the loving support you give to animals and your very kind heart. ❀

      For the next challenge, here's the info at:


      You can do more for your shelter and keep track of your votes. Create a Shelter Challenge account today!

      Voting begins April 21!
      We're gearing up for the "Ultimate Cute" Shelter Challenge, where you can vote every day to help your favorite shelter win. There's more to explore – you can create an account, recruit others to help, and share your photo of the cutest rescue pets ever. Don't forget to click to help animals at The Animal Rescue Site!

  13. # OT
    Please sign these petitions!
    Stop the slaughter of baby seals! Stop such horrors! How much evil, oh God!


  14. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m glad you liked my post and hope you will come again sometime. Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

  15. jbw0123 says:

    Hi Paula! Just featured you on my page of books by bloggers I’ve enjoyed reading. So cool that you donate the profits. Best wishes.


  16. Hi! I just nominated you for a few awards. The post is in Spanish, but I wanted to let you know. Here’s the link : http://bluejellybeans.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/premios/

  17. Hi Paulette, I have finally started reading the Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (sorry it’s taken be so long – have had it on my Kindle for about a year!). I’m hooked, can’t put it down, so expect today (Sunday) will be a nice day for some writing and reading! I told my Dad about it and he’s read a review on it – he can’t remember where but when he saw the front cover, he said “yes, that’s definitely it!” So the reviews are spreading far and wide!

    • You made my day! Thanks a million for taking the time to let me know this. I’m grateful and it’s very appreciated. Please relay my hello to your dad and a big cyber hug to you. Hope you continue to enjoy the read. Hugs, ❀

      • I’ve finished ‘Mildred’ & loved it! Well done on creating such an evocative story & have created such real characters. When is your next novel coming out???

      • I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for letting me know. I’m at the tail end of my next one, finishing up the line edits. For my dog rescue friends, I’m happy to gift a copy since it’s all going toward the same end game: rescuing and helping dogs and cats (& other pet animals abandoned). When you catch wind of it being out and would like to read it (if it interests you) please let me know and I’ll happy gift you an eBook. The subject matter is much different than Mildred. It’s about a couple I worked with a ways back, both with terminal illness. It’s their love story and a statement on the joy of living. Thank you again and wishing you a great day. Love, Paulette

  18. Dear friend and sis,
    forgive me, have not written more anything. My health has worsened.
    I’ll write you in private for updates. Pray for me and for my loved ones, please.
    To you all good. Love.

  19. Dear Paulette, I am stopping by (ever so joyfully) to thank you for always visiting my blog and your lovely clicks on the “Like”. I have been extremely busy, as we all are, and haven’t been able to come over to comment on your posts. Once again, I am so very happy to have done so today, as your pictures are a soothing effect on my rushed presence. Best wishes: ALWAYS!

  20. Joanne says:

    Thank you so much for following my blog – am looking forward to reading MUCH more of yours! πŸ™‚

  21. Always in my Heart, Sis ~~~<3

  22. Thank you for visiting my blog and for liking one of my posts. I hope you will come again some time. Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

  23. dezizworld says:

    Fank yous fur coming by and visitin’ and likin’ me posty. Come back soon now ya’ hear?. πŸ™‚

    Luv ya’


  24. Emy Will says:

    Hi Paulette,

    I know we have communicated before.

    Thanks for your follow and I look forward to more of your posts.

    Best wishes,
    Emy πŸ™‚

  25. This is a wonderful initiative!

  26. Mike Sirota says:

    I’m pleased that you liked my post on “Swords, Specters, & Stuff.” You’re welcome back anytime!

  27. Brigid O. says:

    I’m so glad to have met you and am looking forward to reading this after I finish your second book! Thank you for all you do for the animals. I was very pleased to send my first royalties check for my book to an area rescue group to sponsor 3 dogs that they had rescued from several states away. That is wonderful that you are doing that. LB Johnson “The Book of Barkley”.

    • Hey there! So nice to have you stop by. I’m always thrilled to meet another dog-loving friend. Wonderful that you’re donating profits from your book to help rescue dogs. A big cyber hug to you for that. Am starting in on your book as we speak. Who wouldn’t love reading about a lab, one of the sweetest breeds. πŸ™‚

  28. Hi, Cyber Sis! I’m nominating you for the Peace and Harmony Award! Look for the upcoming post. ❀

  29. jeanbota says:

    Just watched the video… synchronicities’ in life…loved it and do have to order the book… thank you for sharing this…

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. I love meeting new cyber friends. I’m happy you got to see the video and appreciate your letting me know you liked it. Hope we connect again. I’ll pop over to see your site. πŸ™‚

      • jeanbota says:

        I know we will be connecting again.. I feel that in my heart, like minded people are coming together right now, there is excitement in the energies……we will talk about anything and everything, but mostly we will talk about writing and rescue dogs, two things very close to my heart as well….. God bless you and your family… Blessings of the season… and may 2015 be your best year ever !! ❀ πŸ™‚

      • Right back at you, my friend. ❀

  30. I love what you’re doing with your work, Paulette. Thank you for supporting such a needed and noble cause. My own hound thanks you, and the many, many little lives you touch doubtlessly bark thanks on your behalf.
    And because you’re made of such similar fabric to me, I’m compelled to share my absolute favorite short youtube vid that my daughter passed on to me this week. I’ve cried with laughter. I hope you will too. Cheers!

    • I LOVE LOVE LOVE that bouncing puppy. And that circling pooch next to it. So cute. And, right on, wiping tears of laughter as we speak. Too too too cute. Thank you, my friend, for that laughter-nothing better. And, for you kind words. What a treat! ❀ πŸ™‚

  31. Thanks for visiting my blog again and liking one of my posts! Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

  32. jjspina says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the like. I liked yours too. Blessings and best wishes for success with your book.

  33. How very wonderful what you are doing! Thank from the animals and for visiting my blog!

    • How very nice of you to stop by and leave such a nice comment, Jennifer. Thank you so much. Your site was recommended to me from WP, as a site I might be interested in. And, I was. Wow, what you went through and lived to write about. Fascinating. I have a close friend, a college professor who teaches death, dying, and religion, at a California university. He had the rare occasion to interview Elizabeth Kubler Ross on her near death experience. I have that valuable transcript on my book shelf. Your story reminded me of that. Looking forward to more. Lovely to connect in this great cyber community we have. πŸ™‚

      • Well all this is amazing! Very nice to meet you and I very much appreciate the correlation between what I am working on and EKRoss. When I just did some research on her, I see there are worldwide chapters to carry on her compassionate deeds and share her words. This is interesting and this is a new path I have just found myself on because working with them would be a way to serve and yet, gain the self-fulfillment that comes from taking honorable actions.
        Well, you have a transcript of an interview that your friend did with her. This is big information and please consider making a Book out it for humanity’s sake and mine because I would very much like to read it.
        Of all persons that could write the book from her transcripts would be you. You already know how to do it because you are a talented writer and bestselling author: Congratulations! OK, I am in a bit of shock of all I just learned and this is good! God bless you. p.s. I can tell your book is really intense and literally enlightens folks.

      • Thank you for this very thoughtful answer back to me and your most encouraging words. The transcript I have was a gift and is copyright works of another. Sadly, it is not mine to share with the world but theirs. Perhaps they will. Looking forward to more with you. ❀

  34. Thank you for stopping by and liking one of my posts! I’m looking forward to reading more of what your blog is all about. Best wishes on your wonderful work for the animals.

  35. Many thanks for ‘liking’ my ‘About’ page.

  36. spartacus2030 says:

    All the best in this noble caause!

  37. Link, links, and more links. Here I sit, reading blog postings on the blogger birthday part. Came across Chicago Files. And a link to your site. I am jumping that I have finally found a few Chicago types that will read about my growing up (1941) in Chicago, on the South Side. Look at my stories, about one per month, plus a few extras. You will be kept in rapture [ :o) ] when you read of Jimmy O’Neil’s past. FOLLOW ME. Let me know how I am doing. I already wrote about the snow and the “L” rides. There is more to come. Thanks.

  38. Thanks for adding to the post. Oh how we loved Perry Como and as a little boy listened to his β€œCatch A Falling Star and Put it in Your Pocket”. I was going to try it but knew mother would beat the living tar out of me for burning a hole in my pants

    • Aww, this made me smile. It’s so nice to meet a cyber friend who doesn’t say Perry who? lol Or even worse, who were the Beatles! You know Perry Como would have probably been inspired to write a song based on your post today. He had a thing for stars. πŸ™‚

  39. colonialist says:

    Congratulations on tackling such a challenging topic in a way which has earned such outstanding reviews!

  40. Paulette cara, io sto molto male. Per favore, prega per me.

  41. Simona says:

    BUONA GIORNATA by Simona πŸ™‚

  42. Thank you. Love, Micheline

  43. Stopped by to bring you Spooky Pawkisses for a Spooky Helloween-weekend πŸ™‚ ❀

  44. Vincent Wambua says:

    Great website..awesome content! I just nominated you and you deserve this.

  45. pintowski says:

    Hey, i just nominated you for A Sunshine Blogger Awards, as a welcome gift for 2016… See it here https://pintowski.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/feedbacks-are-backbones/


  46. C. M. Marquez says:

    Hello! Beautiful writing! I also wanted to tell you thank you SO SO SO much for taking the time to read my post “Please Help Our Momma” that was reblogged on the Our Rumbling Ocean blog. It means the world to me that you stopped to read about our cause. I’d humbly like to ask that you consider making a contribution to the cancer relief crowd funding campaign me and my twelve year old brother made for our mom who is fighting third stage colon cancer. Attached are both the links to my original post as well as the campaign itself where you can donate. Please take time to put my family in your consideration this week. If you cannot donate please at least reblog our cause. I know you can help make a tremendous difference!

    “Please Help Our Momma” post – https://glidius.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/helpourmomma/

    Donate here –

    Thanks so much!

    Christopher Michael

    • Bless your sweet hearts and your cause. Your link is now on my home page and I hope all that see my answer to you have a stop by to lend a hand. Wishing you success with your cause and most importantly a cancer cure and many healthy happy years ahead for your mother.

  47. Peta Kaplan says:

    My heart soars as a fellow animal lover to “meet” another soul who is passionate about helping animals. Kudos to you on your book and your efforts with animals!!!

    I am a painter, and did a series of 40 paintings focusing on ” The Stray Dogs of Nicaragua.” Whenever I sold a painting I used part of the proceeds to feed street dogs and foster cats and kittens to health, for adoption. Such a satisying of spending time and energy!

    Recently, I became involved with helping a baby elephant in Sri Lanka.


    Best of luck from one animal lover to another!


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