Paula McDonald

My Works

The Last Straw DVD
The beloved Christmas story, The Last Straw, has been a family favorite for 30 years. Now it's a full-length feature film starring Corbin Bernsen. Get it today on DVD.


A heartwarming seasonal classic about how one family discovered the true meaning of Christmas. Soon to be a f eature film for the 2014 holiday season. A lavishly illustrated edition of the Christmas classic, THE LAST STRAW is now available in both hardcover and booklet at www.

.The Last Straw has been a perennial Christmas favorite for more than 35 years. This holiday season, The Last Straw will finally be a feature-length family movie. Through the years, the story has appeared multiple times in Good Housekeeping Magazine, has been anthologized in numerous collections of Christmas classics, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, and was published as a stand-alone book in 1993. It was chosen that year by the National Federation of Press Women as "Best Inspirational Book” and in 1994 as “Best Short Story.”

A beautiful, fully illustrated edition is currently available in both hardcover and booklet form. Order it online at

Mike Powell dropped out of school in fourth grade to raise his seven siblings after his mother became a crack addict. This astonishing true story has been published in 23 countries and 17 languages, first appearing in Reader’s Digest in 1996 and later in multiple books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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Selected Works

Traditional family-values movie for your holiday enjoyment
Christmas Fiction
Non-Fiction Article
Mike Powell’s inspirational story has elicited thousands of letters and e-mails from all over the world.
The future of marriage--your marriage--may lie in this book. Over 500,000 copies sold!
Dynamic and inspirational wild whale photos available for stock photography, advertizing, special orders, posters, greeting cards or other commercial uses.