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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 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

In the News...
In 2022, “Life Resumed” won the Finalist Award in the Christian-living category sponsored by the Reader’s Favorite international award contest.


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 

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Grant Recipient (2022)
California Arts Council
Award Recipient (2019)
Purveyors of Peace & Hope
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County of Riverside
City of Corona
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Long-Standing Partnership
Loma Linda Medical Center

A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook, was a featured resource at Loma Linda University Medical Center Gift Shop between 2013-2019.

Published Books:

  • Life Resumed, (2022)

  • 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)



  • 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

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