Pen Name: Paula W. Peterson Genres:
Paula lived in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Paula Peterson graduated from Brandeis University and from the University of Michigan with an M.A. in English Literature. Her short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Nimrod, Carolina Quarterly, The Greensboro Review, and other journals, and both her stories and essays have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
Her book, Penitent with Roses, a memoir of her life as an HIV-positive mother, continues to explore the ramifications of AIDS. It is a collection of essays by a white, middle-class, heterosexual Jewish mother describes the birth of her son, her diagnosis with AIDS when he was eleven-months-old, and her experiences as an AIDS activist and hotline volunteer.
Peterson currently lives and writes in San Francisco, where she is involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy work.
Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects, Middlebury, 2001
Women in the Grove: Stories, Beacon Press, 2005
Titles at Your Library
Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects (Bakeless Prize)
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Women in the Grove: Stories (Bluestreak)
Release Date: 2005-04-15
Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects
- Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for Nonfiction, 2000
- Bakeless Prize collection
2006 Dana Award
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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