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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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A Virtual Holiday Cookie Tour With a French and American Twist

During the holiday season, we like to open our homes to our friends and to visit them too. So I’m glad to say yes to Jennifer’s perfect holiday invitation. Here is my participation to the Virtual Cookie Tour. With a French twist.   In my Middle Grade novel Sylvie gets into an argument with Scott on Christmas Eve. “Snow feels like tears falling from the sky, yet when I see Madame … [Read More...]

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La Toussaint or The Day of the Dead

Yesterday I wrote about my American Halloween experiences and how my first one was so foreign that I could have been E.T. for all I know. On the other hand, if there is something foreign to the American people it is La Toussaint or the Day of All Saints. Also called Le Jour des Morts or The Day of the Dead, this day, celebrated on November 1 all over France, honors all dead … [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

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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...]

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What Can Happen When We Feel Strange, Stupid, Different

While I am working on promoting my Middle Grade novel Chronicles From Château Moines, I re-read Wonder, which is in my opinion one of the best Middle … [Read More...]

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Post Publication Feelings

Two feelings battled inside me as soon as Chronicles From Château Moines was released. Relief: Regardless of the outcome, I did it. Anxiety: Now … [Read More...]

Just Groovy!

In my new middle grade novel Chronicles From Château Moines Scott has moved from Santa Monica, California, to Château Moines, Normandy. He has lost … [Read More...]

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“Be Awesome, Be a Book Nut.”

Libraries have been my home away from home since a very long time. In one aisle of this castle used to be the library where I spent so much time in … [Read More...]

On the Run…

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A Virtual Holiday Cookie Tour With a French and American Twist

During the holiday season, we like to open our homes to our friends and to visit them too. So I’m glad to say yes to Jennifer’s perfect holiday … [Read More...]

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Un Thanksgiving Pas Comme les Autres

Je pensais vous offrir pour Thanksgiving un billet léger avec au menu…mon menu de Thanksgiving. Parler cuisine m’a semblé inapproprié. Vanter les … [Read More...]

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What Happened to Thanksgiving?

  A few days ago I wrote that November has always been a special month for me. Yet since I live in the US, this is definitely … [Read More...]

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La Toussaint or The Day of the Dead

Yesterday I wrote about my American Halloween experiences and how my first one was so foreign that I could have been E.T. for all I know. On the … [Read More...]

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