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Paulina Rael Jaramillo, M.A.


Grant & Award Recipient

2022 California Arts Council Grant Recipient

On July 14, 2022, I received a letter informing me that I was chosen as a grant recipient by the Center for the Arts and the California Arts Council. 

Congratulations! On behalf of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the California Arts Council, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a donation from the California Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners.

2019 "Purveyor of Peace and Hope" Award
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In November 2019, both, the City of Corona AND the County of Riverside, CA awarded Paulina the “Purveyors of Peace and Hope” awards in reorganization for her “exemplary dedication and continual commitment to the community and her services to children and youth".   

Author, Speaker


Paulina Rael Jaramillo began her writing career in 1991 as a Contributing Writer for Hispanic News, an English-language newspaper with an educational format. She wrote special interest stories and research articles on immigration. In 1996, she began writing for Latina Style magazine as a freelance writer. She wrote on various topics including career, current events and entertainment. Between 1996 and 2014 she contributed to nine inspirational books published by Bethany House and Starburst Publishers.  

She has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). After graduation, she began working with families and youth in various capacities including crisis intervention and maintenance. Her hands-on experience has given her valuable insight into the damaging effects of trauma resulting from loss and the importance of dealing with negative emotions in order to move forward. In November 2019, the City of Corona and the County of Riverside, CA awarded Paulina the “Purveyors of Peace and Hope” award in reorganization for her “exemplary dedication and continued commitment to the community and her services to children and youth."  

In 2009, she began writing healing from loss books after experiencing the loss of several members of her family. Her most recent one is titled, Life Resumed (2022). It empowers readers to reclaim their lives after a crisis and move forward with strength and confidence and is a follow-up to her previous book, Life Interrupted (2010). 


Paulina has also written history and culinary books. The American Southwest: Pride~ Prejudice~ Perseverance (2011, Revised 2019), is an overview of the various cultures that have populated the Southwest from ancient times to the present and focuses on the pivotal role that Latinos have played in the development of the Southwest. The book has been endorsed by Tom Rivera, Ed.D, Associate Dean at CSUSB and is on the shelves at various college and university libraries.


Her children’s cookbook book, The Littlest Chef: Fun and Healthy Recipes for Children (2015), was inspired by her hands-on cooking experiences with her granddaughters. The Littlest Chef contains healthy alternatives to common food ingredients, food facts and dozens of fun and easy recipes. The book appeals to children, parents, grandparents, educators, pediatricians, etc. and is part of the health education curriculum at local public schools.

Paulina is a popular and versatile speaker and has spoken at various venues including colleges and universities. Some of her topics include Healing from Loss, Introduction to Writing Memoirs, Latinos and Education, etc. To schedule a speaking engagement or workshop please visit her websites, or

Contact Paulina for more information about her lectures or to schedule one for your organization.

Curriculum Vitae


Published Books:


  • Coyote Book Store, CSUSB

  • Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU Dominquez Hills, CA

  • Barnes & Noble, Redlands, CA

  • Rivers Edge Church, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • University of Redlands, CA

  • McCabe & Co Booksellers, Crestline, CA

  • Feldheym Public Library, San Bernardino, CA

  • California State University, San Bernardino, CA

  • San Diego Christian Writer's Conference, Rancho Bernardo, CA

  • Borders Books - Montclair, CA

  • Borders Books - Riverside, CA

  • Frugal Frigate Book Store, Redlands, CA

  • Visitors Welcome Center, San Bernardino, CA

  • Art Works - Riverside, CA

  • Leimert Park Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA

  • University of LaVerne, CA

  • University of California, Riverside

  • IBC Women's Fellowship (Special Event), Highland, CA



  • Graciano Gomez Elemenary School, San Bernardino

  • Latino Author Summit, University of LaVerne, CA

  • Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU San Bernardino, CA

  • Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU Dominquez Hills, CA

  • Barnes & Noble, Redlands, CA

  • California State University, San Bernardino, CA

  • Lioness Club, Crestline, CA

  • University of LaVerne, CA

  • C.O.W. Women's Fellowship, Lake Arrowhead, CA

  • Crestline Public Library, Crestline, CA

  • Survivors Support Group, Redlands, CA

  • McCabe Booksellers & Co, Crestline, CA

  • IBC Women's Fellowship (Special Event), Highland, CA

  • Hispanic Employee Alliance, San Bernardino County




  • AM760 Mario Solis-Marich Talk Show

  • KUCR 88.3 Radio

  • KCAA Radio 1050 AM (NBC Affiliate)

  • Internet Radio "The Christian Authors' Show"



Contributing & Freelance Works:




  • God’s Unexpected Blessings

  • Seasons of a Woman’s Heart

  • God’s Abundance (books 1, 2 & 3)

  • More God’s Abundance

  • God’s Vitamin C for the Christmas Spirit

  • God’s Chicken Soup for the Spirit




  • Today's Christian Woman

  • Discipleship Journal



  • Inland Empire Hispanic News (1991-2001).

  • Latina Style magazine (1996-2002)


Paulina Rael Jaramillo


Paulina's Childhood Home

Cattle Ranch in Rural New Mexico

Gas Station/General Store/Post Office

Near Paulina's Childhood Home

Chapel Near Paulina's Childhood Home

The American Southwest—

A colorful and culturally rich tapestry

woven with the various dialects, customs, cultures and architecture

of the people who have dwelt in it for thousands of years.

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