Paulette Perhach

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Seattle, WA 98122

Author's Bio

Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York TimesELLE, Slate, CosmopolitanMarie Claire, McSweeney's, and Vice. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. Hugo House, a nationally recognized writing center in Seattle, awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship in 2013. She was nominated for the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay, “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund.” 

In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, an online course for writers that includes a 55,000-word workbook. Hugo House licenses and sells the course. 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 keeps a casual podcast about creativity and finances called Can We Talk About Money?

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, as well as three-fourths of an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University, which got interrupted by the success of the Fuck Off Fund essay. She lives in Seattle, where she writes and tries to keep her bank account positive while still living a life that she loves.

Literary agent: 
Fletcher & Co.

Publications & Prizes

The Future Is Feminist: Radical, Funny, and Inspiring Writing by Women (Chronicle Books, 2019)
Freshman Year of Life (Flatiron Books, 2016)
Prizes won: 

2016 BlogHer Voice of the Year

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Adults, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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English, Spanish
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Last update: May 06, 2019