Bio: A prize-winning author and Honours graduate of York University’s Creative Writing Program, Collette Yvonne is equally at home writing both fiction and non-fiction. Her publication credits include numerous articles, stories, reviews and interviews in national Canadian publications and anthologies. One of her short stories was made into a short film ‘Snapshots for Henry’, which received a nomination for a Genie Award in 2007. Collette was born in Manitoba, Canada. Now married with three children, she lives in Ontario where she is a part-time yoga instructor, as well as a writer. The Perils of Pauline is Collette’s first novel, published in 2015 by Astor+Blue Editions of New York.
Craft: Writer, Short Fiction Writer
Genre: contemporary romance, humour
For ex-army veteran Pauline Parril, life marches along in orderly formation now that she is happily married, raising three children, and ascending a promising career ladder. But the handles of her safe and comfortable world soon turn upside down when a termination letter lands on her lap and her once-loving husband Donald grows suspiciously distant. Complications further arise when Pauline returns to school and meets Michael Fortune―the handsome and exciting poetry professor who threatens to get out of hand.
Pauline once endured a long deployment to a war-torn country halfway around the world, but can she survive the front lines of her fraying household? Find out how she does it in The Perils of Pauline, an uproarious tale à la Bridget Jones of an intrepid every-woman stepping through the challenges of rebuilding her life while learning that there’s actually more to discover about herself than she ever dreamed possible.
Midwest Book Review, March 2015: A deftly written, uproariously funny, exceptionally entertaining novel, The Perils of Pauline clearly documents Collette Yvonne as a gifted author of the first order. Impressively entertaining from beginning to end, The Perils of Pauline is very highly recommended reading for personal leisure time lists and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections.