I have an official bio posted below, but the unofficial version of me is that I'm an avid reader--so avid the only time I got in trouble in school was for unauthorized reading behind my text books. I used to could walk and read, hated to waste time that could be spend reading. As I browse this site and others reading lists, I'm remembering old favorites and it is way fun. You browse my shelf, you'll find I'm a fan of Georgette Heyer, Elizabeth Cadell, Mary Stewart, Jane Aiken Hodge, Alastair Mclean, Helen McInnes and Elizabeth Peters. It was because of these wonderful authors, that I started writing myself.

Pauline Baird Jones

Award-winning author of action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery and two non-fiction books, Adapting Your Novel for Film and Made-up Mayhem. Out of Time, an action-adventure romance set in World War II, is an Eppie 2007 winner in the single title mainstream category. The Key releases in 2007 from LL Dreamspell.

Pauline is President of The Final Twist, Houston Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and VP of EPIC, Electronically Published Internet Connection. Originally from Wyoming, she and her family moved from New Orleans to Texas before Katrina.

Comedy/Suspense Titles

Pig in a Park (aka The Spy Who Kissed Me); Hard Shell Word Factory; 1999; During the first Gulf War, a children's book author finds herself mixed up in mayhem and romance. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice nominee, Dorothy Parker Award winner.
Do Wah Diddy Die; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2002; A New Orleans cop's life is complicated by murder and a quirky, beautiful woman. Eppie nominee.

Lonesome Lawmen Books:

The Last Enemy; Hard Shell Word Factory; 1999; A romance author must script her own survival when she is hunted by a hit man. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice winner.

Byte Me; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2000; A high tech thief plots revenge on a killer, even as she falls for the Deputy US Marshal hunting her gang. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice nominee, Eppie nominee.

Missing You; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2002; Amnesia complicates an already dangerous situation for a beautiful woman and the cop trying to protect her. Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice winner.

Lonesome Mama; short story; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2004; Even a grandmother need romance and adventure and the Lonesome Lawmen's mom finds it and more.
Lonesome Lawmen Omnibus Anniversary Edition; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2004; Contains The Last Enemy, Byte Me and Missing You, with bonus short story, Lonesome Mama.

Dark Gothic

A Dangerous Dance; Hard Shell Word Factory; 2004; The daughter of a slain politician returns to Louisiana for answers and justice--and finds danger and romance. Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee

Latest Titles

Out of Time; Hard Shell Word Factory; winter, 2006; A woman travels back to World War II to change her grandfather's history--and falls in love with his best friend. EPPIE Winner.
(original not available) Do Wah Diddy Dead; short story; self-published in PDF only; 2006

The Key; LL Dreamspell; Fall, 2007; When Air Force Pilot, Sara Donovan, joins Project Enterprise, she knows she’ll be traveling dangerously far outside the Milky Way. What she doesn’t expect is to find is a mysterious, hidden city that might have the answers to her baffling abilities and her mother’s past—a past that wants to pull Sara into the same danger her mother fled.

Dead and Breakfast, The Final Twist Chapter's Anthology of Bed and Breakfast mysteries. Short story: Do Wah Diddy Die Already. (Coming Fall 2007)


Adapting Your Novel for Film; self published in PDF only; 2006

Made-up Mayhem: Secrets to writing the Suspense/Romantic Suspense Novel; self published in PDF only; 2006

Visit her website at http://paulinebjones.com/


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