Paulette was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the age of nine her parents moved to the Kenepuru Sound, where she attended a small rural school. There she met a teacher who awoke in her a passion for writing, which continued into her teenage years. Often she would write vivid imaginings of shipwrecks on deserted islands involving her classmates, to stave off the boredom of their regimented boarding school life. Her writing waned when adulthood struck, leading her back to Christchurch to start work. She quickly became absorbed in the computer industry, having been given a golden opportunity for on the job training with a local firm. At the age of twenty her career met a fork in the road and she became a solo mother, a move which quickly saw her on a fast track to becoming the independent woman she is now. Her husband Tony, whom she met at the age of twenty-four would argue this was not always a good thing! Together they have four children, one grandchild, two dogs, one cat and a healthy mortgage. An opportunity to attend a university course on creative writing was waved under her nose several years after they were married and she went on to attend the extended course also, giving her desire to write a much needed thrust back on track. Her first novel, Riding The Hurricane, was released in July 2008. She is an active member of Writing.com, and an avid supporter of local short story competitions, although longer works have always been her passion.
Alexandra the Great
Alexandra lives for her business. Mike has strong family values – everything Alex isn’t. After he’s forced to scrutinize his life, he turns his attention on the woman who gave him a second chance.
For Alex, it's unwelcome. Her memory of family is something she’d rather forget, not be a part of, but when Mike’s kin embraces her as one of their own, she begins to doubt her beliefs.
Riding The Hurricane
Cassie finds herself alone for the first time. Half way between an adult daughter, and a husband she cannot go back to. She decides she belongs to neither, and meets the colourful Louise and her son Nick, who help her find what she needs to make a life in Christchurch. As Cassie finds her feet she faces a past that will not leave her alone, and a man who wants more than she is willing to give.
Beside The Brook
Kirsten takes a job in the idyllic Marlborough Sounds, caring for a seven year old girl. Sarah is a bright child, but her overbearing Grandmother, has ideas for her grandchild that Kirsten does not agree with.
To make things worse Kirsten is faced with Sarah's often absent father Jamie and her roguish uncle Tyler. Drawn in, Kirsten soon finds there is more to their story than meets the eye.
A Diamond in the Dust
Jacob is a tyrant, double crossed by his right hand man; he sets out to even the score. Instead he finds Adrienne, Trapper's beautiful bride. Sent back to Earth for her fertility Adrienne is far away from everything she knows. When she is taken by a man hellbent on revenge, Adrienne is terrified, but slowly she realises that maybe the man they call Jaydee could do more for her than he realises.