Nebraska Authors

Paula Wallace

AKA: Paula S. Wallace

Paula Wallace is a fine artist residing in Omaha, NE. She is an author and illustrator of children's books as well as the creator of fine art paintings. She has had her own website at paulawallacefineart.com and has maintained a studio at Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She has noted that her work has found its inspiration in literature, theater, music, or the spiritual. Her book Choose Your Days was the Nebraska Book Award 2017 children's picture book award winner. She has created a number of other limited edition art books for exhibits, often in collaboration with others.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Chicago, IL

Author Of

  • Visual Work


Children's Literature; Book Illustration; Fine Art


Iowa State University
University of Iowa


Fine Artist


2017 Nebraska Book Award for Choose Your Days


Collaborative Works:
A Bear in Bayliss Park. 2014. (Collaboration with the third grade class of Bloomer School in Council Bluffs, IA)
Hansel & Gretel. (Collaboration with Jane Hill and Opera Omaha, Illustrations by Paula Wallace)
At My School. (Collaboration with the staff and children of the Heartland Family Service Council Bluffs Therapeutic School, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
House of Compassion. (Collaboration with the residents of Quality Living, Omaha, Nebraska.)
Let It Begin. (Collaboration with David Gortner).
Meet Me at the Farmer's Market. (Written by Lisa Pelto and illustrated by Paula Wallace).
Love in a Tuscan Kitchen. (Written by Sheryl Ness with cover illustration by Paula Wallace).
Somewhere Else. (Written by Jimmy Miller Johnson with cover illustration by Paula Wallace).
The Unicameral and You: Collaborating for the Common Good in Nebraska's Capitol. 2020. (Written by Amanda McGill Johnson and illustrated by Paula Wallace).

As Author and Illustrator:
Choose Your Days. 2016.
Damn Rabbits.
Mr. Reginald and the Bunnies. 2018.

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