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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...]

Sans Travel Guide

I am currently traveling across California, from San Francisco’s towers skyscraping the winter fog to the marshy agricultural land of the delta, from Berkeley’s Bear territory to the highway maze of Los Angeles, pausing in the cradle of the state, where the valley bows to the Sierra. It’s often over those short trips, when I hop from one place to another, visiting my children, through a state … [Read More...]

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Mardi Gras aux USA

Pour Mardi Gras, ma maman faisait les meilleurs beignets du monde. En lisant les blogs de mes copines françaises je me suis rendue compte que je n’étais pas la seule à adorer les beignets, voire même à les préférer aux crêpes ! Depuis que je vis aux Etats Unis je n’ai pas mangé de vrais beignets. Il y a bien les donuts qui me font craquer de temps en temps. Je les ai découverts en Nouvelle … [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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MLK

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…

Sans Travel Guide

I am currently traveling across California, from San Francisco’s towers skyscraping the winter fog to the marshy agricultural land of the delta, from … [Read More...]

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Mardi Gras aux USA

Pour Mardi Gras, ma maman faisait les meilleurs beignets du monde. En lisant les blogs de mes copines françaises je me suis rendue compte que je … [Read More...]

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My Valentines

  “Maman,” my three-year-old said. “We have to buy Valentines.” “Valentines?” “Maman!” she insisted in a dramatic tone of voice. … [Read More...]

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Super Bowl and Crepes

  Tucked between the New Year’s big dreams and the anticipation of spring, shorter than its eleven siblings, often the coldest, the month of … [Read More...]

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