PAULA is an author event host and curator/moderator of social justice events for Book Passage bookstores. She’s been known for curating special panel events such as “Race in America," “Immigration in America," and "Pride Panel 2021," along with commemorative events for the legacy of Toni Morrison and Juneteenth. In 2019, she co-founded and became first chairperson for Mosaic, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion subcommittee for the California Independent Booksellers Association (CALIBA), and continues to do so. Paula was recently selected to serve for two years on the DEI Board for the American Booksellers Association, and in 2020, she launched her own interview series on Instagram where she talks to and promotes authors, artists and activists. The "Speaking Of" interview series is one aspect of Paula's overall business in which she organizes special author/speakers discussion events, with emphasis on BIPOC and female voices and social justice issues.
Paula's background is as a news journalist/producer for outlets such as CBS Radio, ABC Radio and a segment producer for Drum TV's Manhattan Magazine in Harlem. She has and continues to do film/book reviews for Culture Vulture online arts magazine, and is a freelance features writer for such publications as Marin Arts. After growing up in Detroit, and spending several years in New York, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.