A woman of inspiration. A read of struggled beauty.

Paulette Mahurin head shot


Paulette Muhurin, a woman of not only much incredible talent, as author of the award winning ‘The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap‘, but a genuinely inspirational and heartwarming woman who speaks my heart as an animal advocate. All profits from the sale of her book go directly to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. 

Please read, as we get to know a little more about Paulette and her best seller.


What am I grateful for you ask?   First let me say thank you, Tania Elizabeth for featuring me/my book at your site and for your work to help children with cancer. I’m grateful for this act of kindness which brings me back to the question of what am I grateful for?                                                                                                                         My simple answer is . . . kindness, whether it be a touch, a smile, a donation, giving of one’s time, it matters not for kindness is the balm that can spread like a gas, no matter how small the particle eventually it will occupy and permeate the entire space it touches upon. I’m extremely grateful for all the support my book, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap has received, in the name of tolerance and also because all the profits are going to animal rescue (see below).

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Synopsis: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin has won awards (best historical fiction read,2012, in Turning the Pages Magazine; and chosen by Wanda‘s Amazing Amazon Reviews as their number #3 top read of 2012 and been listed on multiple international top 5 lists for 2012 including ranking in Amazon Kindle Store Best Seller list #3 in October 2012)



The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for gross indecency under Britain’s recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When news of Wilde’s conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.

 “Paulette Mahurin’s first novel is surefooted and unflinching in its portrayal of a singular and unique character and her compelling struggles. Compassionate and confident, Mahurin allows Mildred’s story to burn through onto the page with all its inherent outrage and tenacious, abiding love. Here is a character we can champion—flawed, striving, surviving— and fully embrace in her awkward, beautiful navigation of a world that resists her in every way.”      Deb Norton, Playwrite/screenwriter of The Whole Banana

“If you need to question your values, read this book! The author captures the intolerance and hypocrisy of a 1895 Nevada town, and its transcendence in time through tolerance and understanding.  The angst and pain that two women feel daily, living the ‘lie’ of their lesbian relationship, and the prejudice they must endure, is unconscionable.  I was moved to tears by their struggle in the face of the conflicted values that continue to dominate our ‘modern’ society.”                William K. Fox, PhD, Professor of Zoology

Paulette Mahurin, an award-winning best selling author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs–Max and Bella. She practices women’s health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. She is an animal advocate and has been involved with dog rescue, along with her husband, for the past twenty-eight years. All profits from her book, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, are going to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA).  ( PRESS ARTICLE:

VC STAR Sept. 9, 2012 Sunday Life Section:

http://www.santapaulaarc.org/  )










VC STAR Sept. 9, 2012 Sunday Life Section:


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