About the Author
Paula Carrasquillo August 2012Paula Carrasquillo lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. She loves her family. She loves to write. She loves to read. She loves practicing yoga and meditation for her physical and emotional well-being.

A native of Maryland, Paula grew up in traditional, small-town Appalachia surrounded by coal mines and paper mills. From chasing lightning bugs to playing in the woods, Paula's childhood primed her for a writin
g career filled with great expectations and an overabundance of irony and laughter.

Her first novelette, "Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath," is fiction yet highly based on a not-so-wonderful life experience. Although the title and cover would suggest a moody and dark tale, Paula infuses her storytelling approach with humor and hope.

Paula is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and holds an M.A. in communication and adult education and a B.S. in English. She is currently pursuing certification as a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Paula works as a web editor and content analyst for a Fortune-500 company headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Her column, Living Inside Out Loud, can be found on the news source Communities Digital News, LLC, 

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