So I Wrote A Book!

In 2017 I took a motorcycle ride that turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime. I wrote about it in my local newspaper, but so many people were interested in the story that I thought it would be a good idea to put it into a book, and that’s what I spent the last nine months working on. Plus, it has so much more in it than before, since I’m not limited to a certain number of words, not to mention I hired an editor to help make it the best book it could be.

And yes, it’s just like giving birth, so now it’s time to celebrate! I get to be social now, and learn how to promote and sell a book, and do author things. Wheeee!

Below is the official press release for my book. Feel free to purchase it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, but know that these book moguls expect an author to sell the book at a deep discount, and then take the lion’s share of the profit. And believe me, books are not cheap to produce.

If you’d like to purchase one directly from me and have it autographed, it’s a win-win. I’d be happy to do so and mail the book to you for just $20, which is the price of the book plus an extra five bucks for packaging and shipping costs. Contact me at to make arrangements if interested.

Thanks so much for your interest!

~ Paula


Middle of the Road’ Columnist Writes Book About Cross Country Motorcycle Trip

Paula O’Kray releases Kickstands Up! 

Experience what it’s like to spend over 4,000 miles riding across the country with the Women’s Freedom Ride in Kickstands Up! Divorced, in her fifties and tired of watching other people living interesting lives on television, Paula O’Kray wanted something new to write about. With only a few hours experience on long motorcycle rides, Paula made the decision to ride across the United States with the Women’s Freedom Ride. She found what she was looking for, and a whole lot more.

Join Paula on a two-week odyssey as she rides across the states experiencing highs and lows, fun times and danger, sharing laughter, gifts, advice, and deep emotions in a learning curve that’s more like a cliff. You’ll also learn about the important bonds of new friendships and the support of readers, friends and family that allowed Paula to sustain the harsh conditions she faced on and off the road. You’ll feel like you’re right there with her on the bike!

In addition to this exciting announcement, Paula will be making history at the Women’s Freedom Rally in Topeka, Kansas June 13-15, 2019.

The Women’s Freedom Ride, founded by Karen Collins in Charleston, NC, is held annually to raise money for disabled veterans. This year, the event is a three-day rally ending in an attempt to break the world’s record for the most female motorcyclists in one place. The current record has been held for the last two years by Australia. The number of women riders to beat is 1184.

The morning of Saturday, June 15, over 1200 women riders will gather to ride the 2.5 mile track at Heartland Motorsports twice, for a total of 5 miles to set a new world’s record, and Paula will be part of that record-breaking moment.

For more information on the Women’s Freedom Ride, go to


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