Jaramillo M.A.


Masters of Arts Degree

Rehabilitation Counseling

Book Author

Public Speaker


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

Paulina has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LPC Intern. After graduation (1996), 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.


After experiencing the loss of nine family members in her extended family, Paulina began writing books on healing from loss. Her book set is titled, A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook (2009). She followed up with a second book in 2010 titled, Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook.


Her third book, The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance (2011), is a historical 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. The last chapter provides statistics regarding Latinos and education and examines the attainment gap. 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 most recent 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, interesting food facts and dozens of fun and easy-to-make recipes. The book appeals to children, parents, grandparents, schools, pediatricians, children’s health advocates and many others.   


Paulina is a popular and versatile speaker and has spoken at various venues including colleges and universities. Some of her topics include Health and Wellness, Healing from Loss, Introduction to Writing, Writing Non-Fiction, Latinos and Education, etc. She also conducts Healing From Loss workshops at various locations in Southern California. Please visit or to schedule a speaking engagement or workshop.

In the News...
2nd Edition
Released April 2
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Covers a wide range of losses and provides a realistic approach to recovery. In reading this book, I approached it both as a clinician and as someone who has had many significant losses. I highly recommend Life Resumed..— Judy Figal, MSW 

Award-Winning Speaker
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Purveyer of Peace
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Long-Standing Partnership
Loma Linda Medical Center

A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook, can be purchased at Loma Linda University Medical Center Gift Shop. It has been available at the medical center since 2013 and is selling very well.

Published Books:

  • A Time to Heal: Grief Recover Guide and Workbook (2008)

  • Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook (2009)

  • The American Southwest: Pride ~ Prejudice ~ Perseverance (2011)

  • The Littlest Chef: Fun and Healthy Recipes for Children (2015)


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



Book Signings:

  • 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

  • Hispanic Employee Alliance, County of San Bernardino, CA









Speaking Engagements:

  • Graciano Gomez Elementary School, San Bernardino

  • 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

  • Cancer Survivors Support Group, Redlands, CA

  • McCabe Booksellers & Co, Crestline, CA

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

  • Hispanic Employee Alliance, County of San Bernardino, CA


  • Today's Christian Woman

  • Discipleship Journal

  • Link to articles:


  • Inland Empire Hispanic News (1991-2001).

  • Latina Style magazine (1996-2002)

2021 Event Listing (Dates Coming Soon): 

Latino Book & Family Festival 

Feldheym Central Library Author Day 




  • AM760 Mario Solis-Marich Talk Show

  • KUCR 88.3 Radio

  • KCAA Radio 1050 AM (NBC Affiliate)

  • Internet Radio "The Christian Authors' Show"



  • Suicide Among Veterans: Alarming Statistics

  • Teens and Suicide: Risk Factors and Prevention

  • Suicide: Healing From the Trauma

  • Acts of Terror: How They Affect you and Me

  • 7 Ways to Honor a Loved One's Memory

  • Grieving, Healing and Moving Forward

  • Children and Death: What Do They Need to Know

  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Easter Without the Easter Bunny

  • 8 Easy Steps to Help You Reach Your Goal

  • Write To Heal

  • The Bright Side of Unemployment

  • Managing Grief During the Holidays