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Trapped in Paris

Trapped in Paris, my juvenile fiction novel (12 and up) has been released. Set in contemporary Paris and the Parisian suburbs, Trapped in Paris is a fast paced action novel on a background of loss. Social and cultural backgrounds separate Cameron and Framboise, yet when the two teenagers find themselves stuck at the airport in Paris, their paths cross, and they become unlikely partners in … [Read More...]

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Mes Cloches sont un Lapin

  On apprend beaucoup de ses enfants. Une maman immigrée ? Presque tout. Si l’école est un terrain d’apprentissage à la vie pour les enfants, c’est aussi là où les mamans immigrées découvrent la culture américaine. A travers mes quatre enfants, au fil de leurs années d’école élémentaire, de collège, et de lycée, j’ai fait d’une culture qui m’était étrangère et inconnue la … [Read More...]

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Mes Cloches sont un Lapin

  On apprend beaucoup de ses enfants. Une maman immigrée ? Presque tout. Si l’école est un terrain d’apprentissage à la vie pour les enfants, c’est aussi là où les mamans immigrées découvrent la culture américaine. A travers mes quatre enfants, au fil de leurs années d’école élémentaire, de collège, et de lycée, j’ai fait d’une culture qui m’était étrangère et inconnue la … [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...]

Writing for Children

Junie B. Jones Is Still Alive

I never check my phone at 6 a.m., but a text from my daughter caught my eye. “Barbara Park died.” A little girl, cuddled on a sofa, deaf to her … [Read More...]

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My Sister and The Famous Five

I was told that I learned how to read watching my father turn the pages of L’Orne Combattante, one of the local newspapers published in my native … [Read More...]

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The Season of Creativity

This winter has been exceptionally cold in many parts of the States, so cold in fact that the words polar vortex will, from now on, describe arctic … [Read More...]

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In Honor of Dr. Seuss

In a recent attempt to organize our crowded family bookshelves, I've spent delightful hours going from one book to another. Each one of them telling … [Read More...]

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Living Isn’t a Waste of Writing Time

Last week, one of my friends shared with me her worries about finding enough time to write, now that she is visiting her children all over California … [Read More...]

On the Run…

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Mes Cloches sont un Lapin

  On apprend beaucoup de ses enfants. Une maman immigrée ? Presque tout. Si l’école est un terrain d’apprentissage à la vie pour les … [Read More...]

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Freshly Pressed

Last Friday, my husband, our son, and I toured colleges in Southern California. I wanted to focus on my son and on this unique time of his life, so … [Read More...]

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Voyage en Californie Mythique

Si vous avez des enfants aux USA votre printemps est rempli d’évènements divers et variés. Si vous avez des adolescents qui s’apprêtent à quitter le … [Read More...]

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What’s in a Name?

Once in a while, my daughters have asked me why I didn’t keep my maiden name and instead chose to go by the name of their father. Their question … [Read More...]

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