Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, ELLE, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vice. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2008 she launched Drift, an arts and culture monthly, which won Best New Magazine from the Florida Magazine Association that year. She then served in Peace Corps in Paraguay.
In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, an online course for writers that includes a 55,000-word workbook. Her book, which sprang from the course, was published in August 2018 by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family. Welcome to the Writer’s Life was selected as one of Poets & Writers’ Best Books for Writers.
She’s now a coach for writers, helping them figure out how to make a life and identity out of being a writer while making the money work (as she figures it out herself.) She’s also a speaker on topics of creativity, writing, and business.
Perhach holds a magazine journalism degree from the University of Florida. She lives in Seattle.