Paula Treick DeBoard is a writer, latte drinker and all-around slave to public education. Her first novels --- written in the back seat of a station wagon where her parent let her jostle around from California to Wisconsin and back, unprotected by a seat belt --- were sadly lost in one move or another. THE MOURNING HOURS is her first novel to survive. Previously, her writing has appeared in deCOMP, Cantaraville, The Shine Journal, Staccato Fiction and The Sycamore Review, where her short story "Casualties" placed second in the Wabash Prize, judged by Tobias Wolff. A recent graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, she teaches composition at San Joaquin-Delta Community College in Stockton, California. When she isn't reading, grading stacks of essays or working on her second novel, Paula takes long walks with her husband and their beagle/child.
Paula's first novel, THE MOURNING HOURS, publlished in June 2013. THE FRAGILE WORLD, a story that explores how a family falls apart and comes together in the wake of tragedy, published in October 2014.
Photo Credit: Will DeBoard