Paula Houseman


Published Australian Author of Two Best Sellers

Hello ...

And a warm welcome to my (sort-of) fantasy world!

I’m Paula Houseman, and words have always been my favourite playthings. For a humour writer, that’s just how it should be!

As a published author of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, I get to bend, twist, stretch, and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way I want it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, I can make it more real so that you, the reader, feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).

Through my books, I also want to help you escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?

My style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because I adore satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts we’re not too proud of.

My hope is that my books—chick lit and romantic comedy—will lighten your inner world, and better our outer one.



Paula Houseman’s Odyssey in a Teacup is epically defiant, bold, brazen, painful, hilarious, soul-fortifying, and a must-read for anyone who has ever dared (or hoped) to look at themselves in the mirror and ask the question, How in the hell have I survived?

Stephanie L Harper Author
Odyssey in a Teacup is an uplifting, hilarious, yet at times, sobering story of how bias, religious and superstitious mores, bullying and self-doubt can hinder personal growth, but also how the love of close friends, a sense of humour, and above all, determination can help us to embark on new adventures throughout our life.
Sally Asnicar
Ruth Roth takes on the world! This feisty little girl who becomes a spirited woman takes us on a rip-roaring journey on which she takes no prisoners! This cleverly written irreverent book allows us to share Ruth’s trials and tribulations with incredulity and laughter and, in the end, witness her personal growth.
Suzi Braddic
‘‘Paula Houseman is at it again—wielding her razor-sharp wit in Apoca[hot]lips, a romantic comedy with twists and turns! Unputdownable.
Gabriella Kovac, Bestselling author
'Paula Houseman’s Apoca[hot]lips is the book to get; prepare for hours of laughter as well as a book that will stick with you long after you turn the last page ... I honestly have not laughed so hard or felt so connected to a story. Absolutely brilliant!
Charla White

Ruth is one of the most engaging characters to appear in fiction – she’s a mixture of Bernadette from “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and the ever-resourceful Stephanie Plum. Hilarious and heartbreaking – treat yourself to irresistible fast-paced fun!

Jennifer Macaire, Bestselling Author