First of all, a warm welcome to my website and an introduction to me and my books.
I am an author, speaker, former freelance journalist and former professor of journalism at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and longtime resident of France.
My three nonfiction books about the French are the bestselling French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French, French Fried: The Culinary Capers of an American in Paris, and Joie de Vivre: Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing Like the French.
And I am now delighted to present my fourth book and first novel, Final Transgression: One Woman’s Tragic Destiny in War-torn France.
A French-American dual citizen, I live with my French husband, Philippe, in the trendy east of Paris . Our garden apartment boasts a tiny lawn just big enough to mow and a fig tree that has miraculously defied both Paris weather and pollution.
As a real Parisienne (I have now lived in France far longer than in the States), I love and regularly haunt cafés in all parts of Paris. Large portions of Final Transgression were written in the café shown in the picture of me above (Les Foudres, Place Martin Nadaud in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, not far from the famous Père Lachaise cemetery and our apartment).
For a comprehensive look at life in France, visit Philippe’s site: www.understandfrance.org.
And, of course, read my books!
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