The Seven Year Dress made it to best read of the year 2016 on two blogger sites.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

I am honored that my book The Seven Year Dress has been selected as the best historical fiction read by the very talented blogger and author Grant Leishman. An excerpt from his post awarding this honor and for the entire post the link follows:

The Category is HISTORICAL FICTION – 2016 Awards for Indie Author Excellence

The third nominee in the HISTORICAL FICTION category is the beautiful story of a young woman, Helen, caught up in the maelstrom that was the rise of the Nazi’s in Germany and her time in the most notorious of the death camps, Auschwitz. It is THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS by PAULETTE MAHURIN.

I like to think that I have been greatly blessed recently.

As a history buff and someone who adores historical fiction, I have read some of the most amazing, diverse and exciting historical fiction in recent times. In the last few months…

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234 dogs saved from kill shelters with the help of profits from Paulette’s book. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

LATEST REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

on December 11, 2016
A richly woven tale of small-town bigotry, compete with all-too-believable villains and inspiring heroes. The latter includes Mildred Dunlap, who suffers years of psychological abuse because of who she is and how she loves, despite the fact that most people in the town have benefited from her generosity in times of financial trouble. The saga of how this bullying plays out had me engrossed (and angry) the entire time until the most surprising (and entirely satisfying) ending. Open-minded people will cheer as they read the final pages.
THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS and TO LIVE OUT LOUD and HIS NAME WAS BEN
My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in…

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Paulette’s book The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap selected as a recommended book for Human Rights Day 2016.

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Their review of my book:

PM_The PersecutionMildred Dunlap is a generous and loving soul, but in the eyes of the townsfolk, already has one strike against her—in the tradition of her father before her, she doesn’t go to church. When news of Oscar Wilde’s conviction in England hits little Red River Pass, Nevada, she discovers that she might have something else to fear. Edra, known to all as Mildred’s cousin, is actually her life partner. With the townsfolk calling for Wilde’s blood, what will happen if they find out about her? She has a plan to ward off the busybodies but can she pull it off or, in the end, will everything be made worse?

Paulette Mahurin, a nurse, conceived this story from a writing exercise done for a class in which the writers has to choose a picture and write a ten-minute-mystery based on the picture. Her picture depicted two women…

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185 DOGS RESCUED WITH PROFITS FROM PAULETTE’S BOOKS.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category and the Teen/Young Adult category. And  in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. And  my book His Name Was Ben is #12 on the Amazon Best Sellers in General category. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Jules, Lincoln, Holly, Chase, Cri-Kee…

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173 dogs freed with profits from Paulette’s books. And three of her books are on Amazon best seller lists.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category and the Teen/Young Adult category. And  in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. And  my book His Name Was Ben is #12 on the Amazon Best Sellers in General category. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Rory, Pluto and Sylvester (see…

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Christoph Fischer’s new book released today. Can’t wait to read it.

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I’m very pleased to announce the final release of: The Body in the Snow.

The Body in the Snow is a delightful romp through snow drifts, candle light, nosy neighbors, and fading singers as Bebe Bollinger drinks her way to solving a mystery and discovers her way back to her daughter and her career. I loved how he used the event of a massive snowstorm to hold neighbors captive and to keep other things from moving forward throughout the story.

While there is laughter, there’s also pathos in the characters and certain universal threads through them all. From the couple in a dysfunctional marriage filled with jealousy and rage to the lonely divorcee only wanting a friend, there’s a glimpse into the humanity of us all. The detective off her game is revived by the sometimes ridiculous yet irrepressible Bebe who may not always do the…

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Christoph Fischer’s latest book is available for pre-order at Amazon. It’s a mystery and sounds fascinating. Can’t wait to read it.

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body-in-the-snow-kindle-coverThe Background for my story is simple:

As I said in a previous post: In 2012 our house was snowed in on a hill top and the electricity was cut several times for almost entire days. My partner joked that this was the perfect setting for a murder mystery, since nobody could arrive or leave. I liked the idea. We were cut off from everything, as is so often the starting point of good crime fiction, like “Then there were none” by Agatha Christie, or “Murder on the Orient Express”

We learned first-hand the limitations of life in such a big snowfall, from food supplies to transport and communication. Our dependency on public services and other people became apparent. Now what if relations between the neighbours weren’t ideal?

That year Englebert Humperdinck was chosen to represent the UK at an international Song Contest and that stipulated the thought for a…

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