Paula grew up in London Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University.
Paula lived in Toronto with her family and she decided it was time to write the novel she always meant to write, based on her coming of age years. She wrote it in 2006. It took a while to find a publisher for it. She pursued the usual avenues to find a publisher. She discovered that often what publishers wanted was writing from writers with work that had already been published. This is how she learned she had done it backwards.
Paula went about getting involved in the Toronto literary community. She went to a Stuart Ross poetry boot camp. She participated in Margaret Chirstakos' Influency Salon. The Toronto literary community was less scary then she expected. In fact Paula met some wonderful supportive people in it.
Paula began to get her work published in literary magazines and anthologies.
Oddly, it was a through a Stuart Ross Facebook post that Paula found her editor (Stuart!) and publisher, Mansfield Press for her first novel Flip Turn.