Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interview with Author Paulette J Linzey

Deirdra: When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

Paulette: I wanted to be an author when I discovered the fact that a worldwide Matriarchy did exist and more so because I could prove it.

Deirdra: What is your writing and educational background?

Paulette: I started reading Classics in Oxford and even went to a small college to study Human Biology but I gave it up.

I am from Oxford and was one of six children. An enthusiastic early reader I was fascinated by words and their meanings. I wanted to be an artist, but studied classics in Oxford before going on to a small college to study Human Biology. I refused to accept the patriarchal theories that were put forward so I gave it up in order to study ancient history/etymology on my own for 43 years. I discovered the history and relevance of what is known as the Sinai script and its influence on the original vowel-only Matriarchal language. I am now working on a new book about the origin of Matriarchy and Old Testament history.

Deirdra: What makes you passionate about writing?

Paulette: Knowing the truth of ancient history and writing it down and I'm still very passionate

Deirdra: What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

Paulette: Very exciting

Deirdra: Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?

Paulette: No, I was never discouraged at all except maybe when I'd worked for 16 hours or so straight off!

Deirdra: What is your writing schedule like?

Paulette: A bit erratic, especially since I've moved house and I have a lot of decorating to do.

Deirdra: Where do your ideas come from? How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

Paulette: My ideas are not ideas. They are based on decades of study. I can mention here that I was studying books loaned to me from the British Library once and this when I lived on my boat!

Deirdra: Can you tell us a little about your book A Real Woman's Guide to Living?

Paulette: Yes, it is a jumble of funny word origins, more serious origins, truisms but most importantly, a good portion proving that a worldwide Matriarchy did exist.

Deirdra: How many beta readers do you have review your manuscript before you send it to your editor?

Paulette: Not sure.

Deirdra: What do you hope readers will get from your books?

Paulette: Very simply, the truth of a past Matriarchy or that history tucked (and glued) under the carpet so that no woman should ever know it existed.

Deirdra: Do you need absolute quiet to write? Do you listen to music when you are writing?


No, but I moved here because I don't get people passing by my window.

Deirdra: Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?


A certain Gerald Massey-an author of a book I got from the British Library yrs ago. A very honest man

Deirdra: What authors do you admire, and why?

Few actually except perhaps Feminist writers like Germaine Greer etc.

Deirdra: What is your favorite snack to have while you are writing?

Paulette: No snacks, just Earl Grey cups of tea with honey !!!

Deirdra: Besides writing what other talents or hobbies do you have?

Paulette: Watching quiz shows and writing the origin of words off to the Oxford English Dictionary Dept

Deirdra: What words of advice do you have for other writers who desire to have their manuscripts become books in print?

Paulette: Be brave and stick to the truth

Deirdra: What are you working on now?

Paulette: My new book entitled "The origin of Matriarchy and old testament history"

Deirdra: Where can our readers go to find your books and order them?


Get " A real woman's guide to living....and much more on Amazon....and then wait for my next book

Deirdra: Any final words you would like to share?

Paulette: My present book "A real woman' very catchy. It's got an index. I wrote it but I can't go 2 days without picking it up and doing a little browsing. Also, It’s all in paragraphs which makes it easy and satisfying to pick up and read.

My website is:

My email address is:

My amazon page:

Thank you so much, Paulette. It’s a real honor to get your insights.

Paulette's press release:

"To conform is to give up ones right to be intelligent"

A Real Woman's Guide to Living...and Much More


Paulette J Linzey

Many of the words and phrases we take for granted in the English language have strange and fascinating origins. Paulette J. Linzey shows how the meaning of many words has evolved in A Real Woman's Guide to Living.

However there is so much more to this little book than 'words'! Paulette is a keen student of etymology, but it is quite obvious that she is also a WITTY PHILOSOPHER. Only part of the book is dedicated to etymology; the rest is full of wit and wisdom from an feminist author who is somewhat of an expert in the human condition. Her musings will certainly chime with all 21st century thinkers (not only feminists).

The author loves words, not just because they have histories and stories; but because they have much to reveal about our culture and society. Paulette shows how word usage has often evolved with a little help from men either wittingly or unwittingly to disguise their original meaning.

This book is just perfect for picking it up at any random moment; allowing it to flip open at a page and reading: almost knowing that one will have food for thought; some new information and an avant garde, thoughtful (or perhaps - if you are a man -infuriating) quote for the day.

The lighter contents of this book are designed mainly for feminist browsers whilst other sections will lend a hand to both students of English language and ancient history.

Did you know why snakes are so popular in tattoo designs?
Did you know that the words 'doctor' and 'dogma' have a similar root? If you knew how dogmatic my own doctor is in his insistence that alternative remedies don't work; you wouldn't be surprised.
If you have ever been one you will know why SECRET is in SECRET-ARY!

How true is it that: "For a medicine to work you must agree with with it";
"Some people are like holly leaves; they prick you even when they are dead";
"It's what people believe that causes their downfall not what they know"; "To conform is to give up your right to be intelligent" and "Religion anywhere is always an insult to women".

These are just some examples of why this book will take your personal repertoire of catch phrases by storm.

Release the feminist in you; add a dash of pazzaz to any conversation, start a debate or even a heated argument and join the Venus Revolution with Paulette and The Real Woman's Guide to Living...and much more!


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