Pauline Baird Jones had a tough time with reality from the get-go. After “schooling” from four, yes FOUR brothers, she knew that some people needed love and others needed shooting. Pauline figured she could do both. Romantic suspense was the logical starting point, but there were more worlds to explore, more rules to break and minds to bend. She grabbed her pocket watch and time travel device and dove through the wormhole into the world of science fiction and even some Steampunk.
Now she wanders among the genres, trying a little of this and a lot of that, rampaging through her characters' lives like Godzilla because she does love her peril (when it's not happening to her). Never fear, she gives her characters happy endings. Well, the good characters. The bad ones get justice.
Pauline just released her 14th novel, Core Punch. She's not superstitious about it, well, maybe a little, so she’s glad to move past #13. But the whole loving/killing thing that needs to be done? Doing it fictionally is just better for everyone. And for Pauline, who hates the thought of getting strip searched and jailed. Ahem.
And for those of you who need a more formal bio:
Pauline Baird Jones is the award-winning author of fourteen novels of science fiction romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery, as well as releasing several short story anthologies. Girl Gone Nova and Out of Time were EPIC Book Award winners. Her eighth novel, The Key won an Independent Book Award Bronze Medal (IPPY) for 2008 and is a 2007 Dream Realm Awards Winner. With the closing of L&L Dreamspell, Pauline has opted to independently publish. Originally from Wyoming, she and her family moved from New Orleans to Texas before Katrina.
Pauline's books have garnered the following awards:
SFR Galaxy Express Award for Best Sidekick and Best Recursion, 2013
Independent Book Bronze Medal (IPPY) for 2008; a 2007 Dream Realm Awards Winner; The Key.
EPIC Ebook Award, 2010; Single Titles Reviewer's Choice Award; Girl Gone Nova.
EPPIE 2007 winner; Out of Time.
First electronic book to be nominated for Reviewer's Choice Romantic Times award; Dorothy Parker Award for excellence. The Spy Who Kissed Me aka Pig in a Park.
First Reviewer's Choice award for E-Books, 2000. Romantic Times; The Last Enemy.
A Reviewer's Top Pick for 2000; nominated for the Best Ebook Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine; EPPIE 2001 Finalist; RunningRiver Reader; Byte Me.
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award for Best Small Press Romance; Missing You.
EPPIE 2001 Finalist; Do Wah Diddy Die.
First Draft Script Contest, first place, I Love Luci - When I Don’t Want to Kill Her (renamed Do Wah Diddy Die)
Pauline received the eBook Excellence Award in December 2000, awarded to those who strive for excellence in the e-publishing industry, and an ePub Ambassador Award in 1999. She also won a Fire To Fly award in 1998 for an article she co-wrote on electronic publishing from Futures Magazine.
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