Paula Houseman


#1 Amazon Bestseller and Readers' Favorite Award winner, chick lit coming-of-age Odyssey in a Teacup kicked off the Ruth Roth Series! Book 2, romantic comedy Cupid F*cks Up sees the kick-arse Ruth entangled in a taboo liaison that has her nearest and dearest tsk-tsking.

Boo hiss to them! You can’t choose who you fall in love with, right? Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Ruth’s man is sexy, disarmingly sharp-witted, and god-like. But it doesn’t help that he’s hard work.

In Cupid, Ruth needs to hold fast to the up-yours attitude that’s writ large in Odyssey; one she embodied and lost and reclaimed. In Book 3, romantic comedy My T(r)oyboy is a Twat, Mr Hard Work gets even harder—although not in the way he once did—and Ruth’s left wondering if the naysayers had been right. Particularly her late mama: long-gone and yet, still squawking her disapproval.


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