Writing books has taken Paula from remote wil­der­ness loc­a­tions to urb­an centres and every­where in between. She’s inter­viewed people in upscale con­dos and while sit­ting on a log on the beach.

Along the way, she’s been giv­en count­less cups of tea and offered unusu­al treats such as Gut Buster Cookies. She’s also been fed ooligans cooked over an open fire and, on occa­sion, potent glasses of homemade black­berry wine.

Following the thread of a story is always excit­ing, you nev­er know where it will take you,” she says. “Receiving a grant to see some rot­ting fish was odd…and dis­cov­er­ing I didn’t mind the smell, even more so. And once an RCMP officer told me — that for my own safety – I’d bet­ter leave town right after con­duct­ing a par­tic­u­lar inter­view.”

Writing a book is always an adven­ture. If it’s non­fic­tion, you get to fol­low leads, invest­ig­ate rumours and ask lots of ques­tions. A nov­el, on the oth­er hand, means your ima­gin­a­tion gets a real workout.”

Either way, you bet­ter love your top­ic because you’ll be with it a long time. You need to feel pas­sion­ate about the story and be pre­pared to fol­low it to the end.”

The Cougar can be ordered from your loc­al inde­pend­ent book­store, or online from Indigo or Amazon. If you’d like an auto­graphed copy, please con­tact Paula

Paula Wild's books

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