Member Profile

Paula Wild

Photo: Rick James 2018

Paula Wild is an award-winning author of seven books including her newest release, Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence (Douglas & McIntyre 2018). Her previous book, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre 2013), was a BC Bestseller in Canada, as well as the Gold winner for Foreword Review’s Nature Book of the Year in the USA.

Wild is also the author of The Comox Valley; One River, Two Cultures: A History of the Bella Coola Valley and Sointula Island Utopia. All appeared on the Vancouver Sun BC Bestseller list soon after publication. Sointula received an award from the BC Historical Federation, which cited the book as “a significant contribution to BC history.”

Commissioned books include The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park and Memories: One Hundred Years of Living.

Known for her conversational and engaging style, Wild’s work has appeared in British Columbia Magazine, Canada’s History Magazine, the Vancouver Sun and numerous other periodicals. Many of her 1,000+ articles have been cover stories. Her articles have been nominated for the National Magazine Awards and she received the John Alexander Award for “On a Mission for Life.”

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

The Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland & Area. Harbour Publishing, 2006
One River, Two Cultures: a History of the Bella Coola Valley. Harbour Publishing, 2004
Sointula Island Utopia. Harbour Publishing, 1995
The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association, 2009
The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous . Douglas & McIntyre , 2013
Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence. Douglas & McIntyre, 2018

Awards

BC Historical Federation Certificate of Merit for Sointula Island Utopia, 1996
Comox Valley Tourism Ambassador of the Year Award for The Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland & Area, 2007
Black Press Best Special Edition Award for About Town, 2007
John Alexander Media Award for InFocus Magazine, 1999
IndieFab Nature Book of the Year (USA) for The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous, 2014
Shortlisted BC Book Prizes' Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award for The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable