Paula was seven years old when she wrote her first poem. A neighbor’s flower garden had captivated her attention. Yellow Black-eyed Susans cavorting with purple Russian Sage and white Daisies tittering amongst each other had beckoned her merrily to come closer. As she watched butterflies dance in and out and around the flowers, a bubble of unexpected joy expanded within her, and suddenly she knew that she must capture that feeling before it burst.
35 years later she is still writing – not just poems, but short stories, novels, contest entries, articles, anything which allows her to use her most loved medium – the written word.
Over the years she has helped people choose the best words for their resumes, written articles for local PTOs, helped with the wording to promote important town events, written as a freelance writer for a variety of magazines and newspapers, and won several writing contests with short literary pieces. Her play, A Fairy Tale Life? A Musical, with music by Canadian folk artist, Nancy Beaudette, was performed in Lancaster, Massachusetts in 2016, and is available for licensing. She is currently working on her second musical, set in an art museum. Her long term writing project is a fictionalized account of a historical court case about a slave girl from Holden, MA.
Most recently she is one of the five co-founders of the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative which offers weekly meeting creative writing groups, monthly craft workshops, and a monthly critique group in addition to hosting author visits, Open Mike Readings, and opportunities for local writers to gather for National Novel Writing and Poetry months. Information about Seven Bridge can be found at https://sevenbridge.org/
Anyone interested in hiring her to write may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Charges are particular to the assignments.