Paulette Ivy Harris


PAULETTE IVY HARRIS’ latest adult ebook, an anthology called UNEARTHED TALES OF DESTINED SOULS: Stories for Pondering Mortals Volume 1 (available NOW in paperback at your favorite online retailers), presents fifteen action-driven stories in a variety of fiction genres including fantasy, romance, historical, Scripture-inspired and essay. It includes a unique perspective of the first Christmas as witnessed by a shepherd teenager. Other stories serve up a deep-dish slice from the lives of ordinary people coping extraordinarily with personal and social obstacles, such as love, oppression, racial intolerance, and loss. The stories will invoke reflection as you experience the characters’ inner most beings which influence and motivate them.

In her previous adult ebook, BENEATH EVERY TROUBLIN' STONE (2012), Paulette uses her extensive research of American history and African American history to create Bernice Tulley, the historical fiction heroine in who comes of age in the early 1900s. It is the story of a woman who struggles for success in love, family, and business in a society where racial prejudice rules the times. It was inspired by a beloved great-ancestor in her family tree. In 2019, Ms. Harris is proud to bring this book to readers in paperback at your favorite online retailers.

IS THIS ALL I TRULY AM? (2013) is Paulette's second ebook for children and features her own illustrations in watercolors. This story of self-discovery is about Deer One, an orphaned fawn, who is fostered by a dog family and has to learn who and what she was created to be. Includes insightful Bible references.

RUMA, WARRIOR PRINCESS (2012) is Paulette's first children's ebook. This humorous story is inspired by a real puppy that brings joy back into the life of a mother and daughter who lost a pet.

In 1990, Paulette delved into a long-time curiosity: her ancestral roots. The genealogy bug bit her and her family ancestry searches turned into an eighteen-year hobby before it inspired her to write her first nonfiction book, ALWAYS A BLESSING IN THE END: THE CHRONICLES OF THE FOUR ANCESTRAL LINEAGES OF BEN IVY & RUTH THOMPSON, published in 2005 in paperback (available at select online book retailers). In it she narrates the discoveries and the lives of her African American ancestors from 1790 through the subsequent centuries. After nearly thirty years, her search to learn more about her ancestors continues.

Paulette Ivy Harris was born in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She worked in the insurance industry for twelve years before her husband’s retail management career began to frequently relocate her and their young son to cities and towns within central Illinois and Indiana. Currently a resident of suburban Indianapolis, she and her husband have been married for over forty-two years and they have one adult son.

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Unearthed Tales of Destined Souls: Stories For Pondering Mortals Volume 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Unearthed Tales of Destined Souls: Stories for Pondering Mortals Volume 1, an engrossing collection of fifteen stories written in a variety of genres offering a provocative musing about the soul’s incarnation, ordinary people summoning the forces inside themselves to meet extraordinary challenges to cope with the personal and social obstacles before them, and a shepherd boy at the first Christmas.
Is This All I Truly Am?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Baby animals
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For ages 8 to adult. Deer One, an orphan fawn, is fostered by a dog family. She has difficulty fitting in with puppies, but she doesn't know how to be a deer. Confused, Deer One seeks to learn who she truly is and her place in the world. On occasion, everyone asks themselves these basic human questions. This inspirational story presents poignant answers to children in terms they can understand.
Beneath Every Troublin' Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literary collections » American / African American
In the early 1900s, Bernice Silverson Tully has aspirations the same as any other respected and prosperous U.S. citizen, but racial discrimination puts limits on civil and career opportunities for black Americans. Bernice is determined to triumph despite the troubles that society creates for her. The question is can she overcome the troubles she brings upon herself when she loses her faith.
Ruma, Warrior Princess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Pets & domestic animals
This book was written for children and is appropriate for pre-school and young readers. The story is inspired by a real puppy that brings joy back into the life of a family who lost a pet. Ruma is a free spirit and is learning many lessons about her environment, home and her place in her new human family. She is amusing despite her determined personality. Her family loves Ruma and you will too.