It’s always a joy to find new-to-me authors that I can talk to you about, as well as share tantalizing new books. Today, I want to tell you about THE PERILS OF PAULINE by Collette Yvonne.
Here’s a description of THE PERILS OF PAULINE:
For ex-army veteran Pauline Parril life marches along in orderly formation now that she is happily married, raising three children, and ascending a promising career ladder. But the handles of her safe and comfortable world soon turn upside-down when a termination letter lands on her lap and her once-loving husband Donald grows distant as he fools around with an attractive co-worker.
Complications further arise when Pauline returns to school and meets Michael Fortune--the handsome and exciting poetry professor who threatens to get out of hand. Pauline once endured a long deployment to a war-torn country halfway around the world, but can she survive the front lines of her fraying household?
Find out how she does it in the PERILS OF PAULINE, an uproarious tale à la Bridget Jones of an intrepid every-woman as she steps through the challenges of rebuilding her life while learning that there’s actually more to discover about herself than she ever dreamed possible.
THE PERILS OF PAULINE is Yvonne's first published novel. She's been ceremoniously successful throughout the years across many Canadian publications, and even had one of her stories made into a short-film.
Here’s an excerpt from THE PERILS OF PAULINE for your reading pleasure …
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
|Author Collette Yvonne|
Now married with three children, she lives in Ontario where she instructs yoga part-time, as well as writes. She also enjoys volunteering in the community. She graduated from Toronto’s York University, majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in the Humanities. In her first year, she toyed with the idea of becoming an anthropologist and also considered being a computer scientist! However, following the opportunity to study under well-known Canadian authors such as Don Coles, Susan Swan, Elisabeth Harvor and Bruce Powe, she decided to stick with writing.
Collette’s first novel, THE QUEEN OF CUPS, was published in August 2006 and was a finalist within its genre in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. Other publication credits include many articles, stories, reviews and interviews in various Ontario local newspapers, and national Canadian publications including ‘The Toronto Star’, ‘The National Post’, ‘The Globe and Mail’ and ‘Canadian Woman Studies’.
Her subjects tend to be personal journalism with pieces on a wide range of topics and she also likes to write in her blog, along with writing guest posts for other bloggers. She is a member of the Writer's Community of Durham Region (WCDR), and has developed skills as a photographer, speaker, website designer, editor, and writing workshop facilitator. Editorial contributions have been made to several published works, along with short non-fiction pieces. Indeed, she is equally at home writing both fiction and non-fiction.
One of her short stories was made into a short film ‘Snapshots for Henry’, which was screened in numerous film festivals around the world. The film received a nomination for a Genie Award in 2007.
Praise for THE PERILS OF PAULINE:
“A deftly written, uproariously funny, exceptionally entertaining novel, The Perils of Pauline clearly documents Collette Yvonne as a gifted author of the first order. Impressively entertaining from beginning to end, The Perils of Pauline is very highly recommended reading for personal leisure time lists and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections.” - Midwest Book Review, March 2015
Thanks for stopping by today during this spotlight on author Collette Yvonne’s THE PERILS OF PAULINE. Do you enjoy stories where the protagonist encounters daily and/or life-altering complications that you can relate to or that you see in everyday life?
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