Official bio: 

Paula Stokes is the author of several novels, most recently Vicarious, Ferocious, and This is How it Happened. Her writing has been translated into eleven foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at or on Twitter and Instagram as @pstokesbooks.

Extended bio in which I blather on about myself in first-person:
Hey, I'm Paula. I write stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. 

I got my start writing historical novels for a book development company. Then I wrote a fluffy YA romantic comedy called THE ART OF LAINEY. After that, I wrote a dark and twisty mystery called LIARS, INC. Those two books sold to the good people at HarperTeen, and since then I've released  two action-packed sci-fi thrillers and two more contemporary novels. In 2018 I'll be releasing another mystery and my first new adult novel, a romance set in Thailand. Mixing it up keeps things interesting for me.

In addition to being a writer, I'm also a mental health nurse, online instructor, and freelance manuscript consultant. Several of my clients at Manuscript Critique Services have gone on to sign with agents and sell their debut novels.

When I'm not working (rare), I'm kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. My future goals include writing more books, becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, learning Krav Maga, and diving with great white sharks, not necessarily in that order. (Okay, probably in that order.)

Thanks for stopping by! :)