Pauline is the best-loved Canadian author of all time, selling well over six million copies – on average, one every three minutes for over forty years.

Unchain yourself from the daily grind and embrace Pauline’s beloved characters. Huy and Ishat, Ramses, Caradoc and Boudicca, Hatshepsut, Seqenenra, and all her other cherished companions are waiting to share their lives with you.

Pauline loves strong female characters and is known for her accurate and sympathetic portrayals of some of history’s most exceptional women. Her first novel, Child of the Morning, tells the tale of Egypt’s remarkable female pharaoh Hatshepsut. It is a literary classic, never out of print since its release 45 years ago. The Eagle and the Raven follows the courageous Queen Boudicca as she valiantly battles against the Roman invaders threatening her Celtic homeland.

Pauline’s unique and original insights into ancient Egypt, based on sound and comprehensive research, often subtly eclipse conventional interpretations, and are woven throughout her books to provide understated history lessons under the cloak of  fiction.

On this site are her notes about the writing of each book, excerpts from press reviews over the years, and her thoughts on the process of writing and creation.


Pauline’s novels have been published all over the world and translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch,  Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian.quill


In 1977, Child of the Morning won the Alberta government’s cultural incentive Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition and went on to become one of the best selling debut novels in history.

The Eagle and the Raven won the Jean Boujassy Award from the French Société des Gens de Lettres.

Stargate was nominated for the Canadian Sci-Fi and Fantasy Association’s Prix Aurora Award in 1983, a year in which no winner was declared.

The Twelfth Transforming won the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Georges Bugnet Award for Best Novel in 1985.

The Dillon Covers

Pauline’s first four novels were published with cover art by Leo and Diane Dillon, and promoted by the publishers with big, beautiful posters of the covers.  We are pleased to offer reproductions of the original cover art on posters, canvas prints, metal, and acrylic both framed and unframed, and even inexpensive greeting cards.

Read how this remarkable and unique offering came to be here.