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Chronicles From Château Moines

Chronicles From Château Moines, my middle grade novel, is now Released! This is entirely a work of fiction but the cultural, social, and historical backgrounds of the early ‘70s in France and the USA inspired the writing. The story starts on September 14, 1970. This is back to school day in Château Moines, a small French town. Sylvie isn’t too happy. Her maman has said no to the pair … [Read More...]

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Quarante Huit Heures à Charm City

Je dois une partie importante de mon apprentissage de l’anglais américain et de la découverte de la culture américaine à mes enfants. Je leur dois récemment la chance d’explorer, à travers leurs parcours universitaires, des villes américaines où je suis souvent passée trop vite et parfois aussi avec des idées préconçues. Cette semaine, grâce à l’une de mes filles qui commencera son doctorat à … [Read More...]

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Quarante Huit Heures à Charm City

Je dois une partie importante de mon apprentissage de l’anglais américain et de la découverte de la culture américaine à mes enfants. Je leur dois récemment la chance d’explorer, à travers leurs parcours universitaires, des villes américaines où je suis souvent passée trop vite et parfois aussi avec des idées préconçues. Cette semaine, grâce à l’une de mes filles qui commencera son doctorat à … [Read More...]

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Welcome Home

The only reason I tolerate the elliptical machine and the stationary bike at the gym is that they allow me to catch the morning news. The only problem is that I never liked plugging earphones – I don’t even like earrings.  So unlike the men and women who pedal next to me, I can’t listen to the news. But I can read, thanks to the closed captioning. Closed captioning is great, but sometimes … [Read More...]

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Publishers Weekly

I am pleased to share with you what Publishers Weekly wrote about my Middle Grade novel Chronicles From Château Moines. Through my blog posts, my … [Read More...]

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Readers Are Writers’ Gifts

Sometimes I find it hard to return every day to my notebook and computer to go on with the story I'm currently writing. Even though I'm disciplined … [Read More...]

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En l’honneur de l'anniversaire de Martin Luther King Junior (né le 15 janvier 1929), les écoles, les services postaux, les banques, et bureaux du … [Read More...]

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A Galette des Rois and a Kings’ Cake

Traditionally a religious celebration commemorating the visit of the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus, Epiphany Day is thoroughly enjoyed in France beyond … [Read More...]

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Looking for a Gift Made From Scratch and Created With Passion?

On the Golden Gate Bridge I saw a couple of cars decorated with reindeers’ antlers and red noses.   Sorry I couldn't take a good … [Read More...]

On the Run…

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Quarante Huit Heures à Charm City

Je dois une partie importante de mon apprentissage de l’anglais américain et de la découverte de la culture américaine à mes enfants. Je leur dois … [Read More...]

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I Have the Hen’s Bumps or a Month of French Idioms From A to Z

I love to read and listen to people even more than I like to write. Sentences stop me in my tracks when they flow, roll and dance in my … [Read More...]

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Work-In-Progress Wants YOUR Opinion

      Since my blog is where I share my dual French American identity, you won’t be too surprised to learn that … [Read More...]

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International Women’s Day

Thanks, Kimberly, for reminding me that March 8 is International Women’s Day. My three daughters are now in college, and although I have no doubt … [Read More...]

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