In this interview we discuss language, identity, and learning life’s lessons.
It was neat having an author and a life coach on the show. I have never met either woman in real life. One from Wyoming, who lived for over a decade in Louisiana, now settled in Houston, Texas. The other born and raised, educated, and still living in Virginia. And myself, a native Southern Californian. We had a lot in common though – a love of reading, the drive to make something of ourselves, and an appreciation of sharing knowledge with others, in our own ways.
To say that Pauline likes to read, is an understatement. She is a writer and for fun she likes to read writing that is not her own. She beta reads for friends of hers who are also writers. She is very much like Carolyn West who likes to “squirrel away” when she has a moment and read. Pauline calls herself a hermit. Well, even hermits like to have fun! I found out that right now Pauline’s favorite thing to do is work on her Grandma Project. She has twin grandbabies that she is wild about. Check out her project on her blog.
Pauline grew up in Wyoming and she says that about all you can do there is read. She read so much and so fast, that she started writing to pass the time and have more to read. When she moved to New Orleans, Pauline experienced what is was like to live in the polar opposite of Wyoming. It was definitely not a place where the hermits live! It was wet, lively, loud – all the things that Wyoming was not. It was in New Orleans that she learned to cook. She lived there for eighteen years. She loves the show NCIS New Orleans because it feels like going home.
Pauline is most passionate about identity. In her books, she writes about women’s roles, their identity and the opportunities they have that she didn’t have when she was younger. She has learned valuable lessons with her characters about succeeding in life.
“You have to not judge your progress by anybody else’s. I just try to do better personally, with every book.” ~Pauline B. Jones
Pauline’s book, The Spy Who Kissed Me, (the novel that I am currently reading) was re-released years after she wrote it. Find out what changed and why the title is different in my interview with her on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town…
Did You See My New Miz Meliz #TENMINITT Stickers?
Here is more info on the stickers I mentioned in this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. I absolutely LOVE them!
Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe!
They stick to any surface!
You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, tupperware, devices…you name it.
There are plenty of options to choose from for both kids and adults, check out the keyboard stickers, canning/baking labels, chalkboard labels, and more.