Paula is an Australian journalist, young adult and middle grade writer, and award-winning filmmaker.
She likes to write stories with strong, sassy, flawed female characters that are battling the knocks life throws at them.
Her young adult manuscript, FINDING SNOW, was selected for the mentor program YA4YA. It is Outlander meets Snow White and tells the story of an isolated Australian country girl who is thrust back in time where she meets the real-life inspiration for the Brother’s Grimm tale: Snow White.
She has also completed three other manuscripts: PENELOPE’S DAILY HOROSCOPE – about a teen who can only get through her day by following her daily horoscope, THE GEMINI TWINS – about a missing twin and the sister who will stop at nothing to find her, and MIXTAPE MURDER – about a teen who hears a cry for help on the mixtape stuck in her beat-up car.
Her Olympic documentary A Sporting Chance won the highest honour at the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Festival in Milan. She also filmed various missions in conflict countries around the world for a project on the United Nations.
Beyond this, she has written articles for both print and online publications. Her controversial article for national magazine Inside Sport was nominated for an Australian Sporting Commission journalist award for best print coverage by an individual.
She lives in rural Victoria, with her German Shepherd, Atreyu. She can often be found in her pyjamas, drinking tea (wine), and dreaming of her next pizza.