Meet the author

In 1996 Paula Wall took a couple of "snippets" she'd written to her local newspaper. One year later the National Society of Newspaper Columnists named her Humor Columnist of the Year. Wall’s column, Off the Wall, went on to become Universal Press Syndicate’s number three internet column after Dear Abby and News of the Weird, with a weekly readership of over eight million. She was also a finalist for the Thurber Prize.

Two collections of her columns were published — My Love is Free . . . But the Rest of Me Don’t Come Cheap, and If I Were A Man, I'd Marry Me, which stayed on the Top Requested Humor Books List for 28-weeks, sandwiched between Ben Stiller and George Carlin, a position where Wall says she had always longed to be.

The Rock Orchard was Wall’s first novel, published in 2005. The Wilde Women is her second novel and was published April 17, 2007. Paula lives on a farm in Tennessee where she writes in a closet.

“Born in Tennessee and raised in Alaska, Wall has the southerner’s warm gift for metaphor and a northerner’s cool aptitude for telling it like it is ...”

Kirkus Reviews