About Paula Marie Coomer

Paula Coomer is a former U.S. Public Health Service commissioned officer who developed public health and community health nursing programs on the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene reservations. In 2006, she was a nominee for two Pushcart Prizes and Writer-in-Residence for Fishtrap. Her newest books are Dove Creek and Summer of Government Cheese. Visit her website.  

The Road to Dove Creek

Poet and fiction writer Paula Marie Coomer has written an essay about her road to becoming a writer and to publishing her work. Through her story, you will relate to the persistent internal voice (echoed by those who know your essence) that urges you on and makes you take your writing goals seriously—or that finally … Continue reading

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