Paul Schumacher

The Importance of Now released on May 27!

Paul’s next book, The Importance of Now, was released May 27, 2021, and early reviews have been amazing

The Tattered Box wins New Apple award!

The Tattered Box was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the Historical Fiction category of the prestigious New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

"Original and well-written. 4 out of 4 stars!" has given The Tattered Box a rating of 4 out of 4 stars! Only a fraction of reviews receive this honor. An excerpt:

“I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The premise of the plot is original and very well written. The author demonstrates his ability to write great stories within a story. The characters are well developed and relatable to the point where many readers will find themselves becoming fond of them. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a life lesson on cherishing the people in your life and the stories that they tell you. People don’t live forever but the lessons and treasures they impart can last a lifetime.”

Global Ebook Awards gives bronze medal to The Tattered Box!

Global Ebook Awards – an internationally known organization created to promote the best of ebook publishing – has awarded The Tattered Box a Bronze Medal Award in the Fiction – Historical Literature Contemporary (set 1940-NOW) category.


Paul Schumacher

Paul Schumacher was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife, Gail, and their three children. He has authored more than twenty technical papers and is an inventor on more than forty patents. The Tattered Box was his first novel, published in December 2016. His second book, The Importance of Now, was published in May 2021.

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"Original and very well written. 4 out of 4 stars!" - Online Book Club

"Schumacher tells his story in clear prose, and John's first-person narrative is buoyed by an infectious enthusiasm for the world around him. Overall the book is a pleasant exploration of familial bonds across generations and the timelessness of youth." - Kirkus Reviews

A beautifully written story that is multi-layered with rich symbolism. I highly recommend this book for the rich message it offers that moments of the past, present, and future co-exist between generations." - Linnea Tanner, Author of Apollo's Raven