Paula Stokes

Portland, Oregon

Reader & Writer


Hiii :) I'm the author of seventeen novels (ten traditionally published, two self-published, and five completed but still in the revision/submission stages). I'm also a full-time grad student, part-time registered nurse, and volunteer crisis hotline worker. In my free time (ha!), I enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and spoiling my two cats, Taz and Mufasa. I plan to be an active member of the Swoon Reads community and have committed to reading at least one manuscript per month throughout all of 2020. Feel free to pitch me your own stories or your fave reads on Twitter @pstokesbooks :)

Favorite Books

Going Bovine by Libba Bray, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg, The Curse Workers trilogy by Holly Black, Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward, and The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith

Favorite Quotes

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire." -Charles Bukowski

"Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake." -Dean Koontz

Favorite Genres

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