Born in Memphis, Paula attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville before graduating from the University of Memphis with a degree in merchandising and a minor in marketing. Paula married her college sweetheart shortly after graduation, and they currently reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
They have two children and three grandchildren.
Paula has worked in a variety of job roles which gives her insights into the many characters in her writing. Most recently, she worked as the highway safety coordinator in Hamilton County and as tobacco prevention services coordinator of Bradley County. She still facilitates smoking cessation classes across the county.
She served as county PTA president, a state vice president and has done workshops on various roles and job responsibilities, conflict resolution and getting and keeping volunteers and has spoken at several conferences relating to character education, STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) and the state PTA.
Mission trips have taken her to places such as Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba where she has spoken at several conferences.
She devotes her time to writing and has several articles and poems published. She is working on a mystery.
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