Pauline Nevins

 Book Launch “Fudge” By Pauline Nevins

Five years after relocating from England to America with two young children, a required college course sparked Pauline’s interest in creative writing. The spark dimmed, but was re-kindled 31 years later in a community education course, “Writing Your Life Story.” Inspired by the praises of her family, and members of her writers’ group, she began the task of weaving individual stories into a collection for her first book – a memoir: “Fudge” The Downs and Ups of a Biracial, Half-Irish British War Baby.

“Fudge” is the kindest nickname given to Pauline — a half-black child born smack in the middle of a family of eight children, who were not only white, they were Irish.
The memoir shares experiences of one of more than a thousand mixed-race children, many of whom grew up conflicted about their racial identify, and feeling abandoned by their black American military fathers stationed throughout Great Britain during World War II.

The bucolic foothills of Northern California have been Pauline’s home since she retired, and is where she lives with Jim, her husband of more than four decades.