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For millennia, animals have been at our sides—as our companions, our workmates, and at the heart of the folk tales told by our early ancestors. In modern times, the emotional bond between humans and animals has frequently gone beyond interdependence: animals have become our most trusted friends.

Paulette celebrates the special role animals play in our lives in this new collection of stories, essays, and meditations.

Dogs, cats, horses, and a mouse, a wolf, a grizzly, and even a whale star in these stories, ranging in style and tone from the mystical to the personal, from funny vignettes to unsentimental explorations of why all these creatures belong in the fabric of life on our little planet. She shows how by making the effort to know these animals, we gain a deeper sense of our place as humans in this earthly tapestry.

Sure to appeal to anyone who has ever loved or tried to communicate with the creatures around us, Epiphany is an ode to what connects us all. Reading this collection, you just might experience an epiphany of your own and realize that we needn’t look to the stars to know we are not alone in the cosmos.

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Charity by Paulette Callen Fervent Charity by Paulette Callen

  Ylva Publishing has re-issued Charity and published Fervent Charity.
     Both books are available as e-books and print books
on and Barnes & Noble online.

     “I am so pleased to be part of this very special publishing firm.”

To read her interview with Ylva, please click here

   To hear Paulette read excerpts from her new books,
click: Charity and Fervent Charity

Paulette’s Wild Women Mystery, Death Can Be Murder
is also available at and Barnes & Noble

Sally Kelleher, a grumpy heroine, and her four irrepressible baby-boomer friends are vacationing together in Sally’s small Midwestern hometown. Her elderly mentor has just died and Sally believes the death was no accident. She is attracted to a younger man who is also the chief suspect. Somebody is trying to kill her and she is nearing menopause. Who wouldn’t be grumpy?

Things are never what they seem in a small prairie town, where long suppressed rage erupts and kills. If Sally and her coterie of indomitable women do not discover the murderer, she will be the next victim.

Death Can Be Murder by Paulette Callen

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A message from Paulette:

My two passions have always been stories and animals.

I started out not caring about the words as long as the stories were good. Gradually, words began to matter, and I developed an appreciation for how they fit together. Now, I need both: a good story, well told. The new mystery is a departure from what I have written before. I hope you find it a good read.

Animals are the angels among us, the bodhisattvas. I’ve written a fair amount about them; for a sampling and for links to some of my favorite animal-helping organizations, please click on the LINKS tab.

I have not accomplished as much as I would have liked in either arena, but I’m not finished yet.

Thank you for visiting my site.

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