Artist Profile - Paullette Gaudet
Paullette Gaudet is a licensed barber living in Seattle. Her short story, “Celebrity Sperm Bank,” a finalist in The Ledge Magazine’s 2009 fiction contest, was published in their Summer 2011 issue No. 33. More of her fiction appears or is forthcoming in Issues 5 & 6 of Storylandia: The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, and Issue #9 of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. Her lyric essay, “Academic Barbie,” will soon appear in Intellectual Refuge. Her short story, “Break-Up Sex,” is available at Clean Sheets Magazine. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2009.
Paulette’s 2011 GAP enabled her to significantly reduce her shifts at her income-generating job in order to devote more time to writing. She is working on Biloxi Suite Trapeze, set in pre-Katrina Mississippi, which is a novel about a troupe of Eastern-European acrobats performing at a beachfront casino hotel. The GAP also allowed Paullette to register for a 12-week Introuction to Aerial class at Seattle’s School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts circus school in order to conduct further sensory research.