My dear friend Paulette Mahurin from California has just published her new book To Live Out Loud. She is one of the sweetwest and kindest people you will meet. Her books are about justice, compassion and about those who fight for the truth and against injustices of this world. Paulette is also a huge animal advocate; profits from her book sales help in dog rescue.
A couple of years ago I did a review (5 stars) of Paulette’s first book:
The new book continues the historic and justice themes. It is a relatively short read – the paperback is 172 pages long.
In 1895, France was torn asunder by a scandal that rocked the nation and divided the country. An innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment on a desolate island. The news that could exonerate him was leaked to the press, but was suppressed by the military. Anyone who sought to reopen the Dreyfus court-martial became victimized and persecuted and was considered an enemy of the state. Émile Zola, a popular journalist, determined to bring the truth to light, undertook the challenge to publicly expose the facts surrounding the military cover-up. This is the story of Zola’s battle to help Alfred Dreyfus reclaim his freedom and clear his name. Up against anti-Semitism, military resistance, and opposition from the Church of France, Zola committed his life to fighting for justice. But was it worth all it cost him, to those around him, and to France? This is a narrative of friendship, courage, and love in the face of the adversity and hatred. It is a story of how one man’s courageous actions impacted a nation. From the award winning author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap comes a book that will leave you examining your notions about heroism, courage, and your role in social change long after you read the last sentence.
Paulette Mahurin 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.
While in college, she won awards and was published for her short-story writing. One of these stories, Something Wonderful, was based on the couple presented in His Name Was Ben, which she expanded into this fictionalized novel in 2014. Her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, made it to Amazon bestseller lists and won awards, including best historical fiction of the year 2012 in Turning the Pages Magazine.
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.
PAULETTE MAHURIN’S BLOG SITE AND PRESS
MILDRED PRESS ARTICLE: VC STAR Sept. 9, 2012 Sunday Life Section:
LINKS FOR PAULETTE MAHURIN’S BOOKS
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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who purchases my books and takes the time to write a review. All profits from my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.