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Hi, I'm Paula, author-illustrator of children's books. 


I grew up on the beautiful Flathead Reservation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes of Montana. Childhood dyslexia made learning to read difficult for me, but eventually my brain built a work-around. I was a graphic artist before becoming a mother, a substitute teacher before teaching as an artist in residence at local schools. I even baked muffins and cookies as a professional baker for a while. But I joyfully set out to follow my dream of writing for children after my illustrations were published in a wonderful picture book.


I hope you enjoy my website. You can follow me on Instagram where I post mostly about nature, Indigenous literature, and picture books. You can also find me on Bluesky ( and X (formerly Twitter). Thanks for visiting!

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