Paula Marie Coomer
Paula Coomer’s fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications, most recently The Raven Chronicles and Manifest West. Books include short storiesSummer of Government Cheese, poetry collections Devil at the Crossroads and Nurses Who Love English, and two novels—Dove Creek and Jagged Edge of the Sky. A food memoir, Blue Moon Vegetarian, was followed by a cookbook, Blue Moon Vegan. Ms. Coomer has been a nominee for the Pushcart, the Pulitzer, and a number of other awards. She lives near the mouth of Hell’s Canyon in Clarkston, Washington, where she organizes writing retreats and classes. A collection of essays about plant-based medicine and home remedies, Blue Moon Medicine Woman will be forthcoming from Fawkes Press in 2019.
A free black man in London wanders too close to the docks on the wrong day. A woman gives birth alone in a barn loft near an Australian outback crossroads. A mother removes her apron, walks away from her family, and tells her secrets only once. A woman in a California living room sobs as her husband informs the assembled adult children that the youngest is only half-brother to the rest.
"Dove Creek is a beautifully wrought novel which tells a tender story of a woman who loved and learned the lessons of the heart from the men and women she nursed on the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene reservations of northern Idaho." -Mary Clearman Blew, author of All But the Waltz and Balsamroot."We don't have enough female quest stories, but this is one of them--lyrical in its language, vivid in its