Trapped in Paris and a Little Bit More…


One of the bonuses when writers attend conferences and book events is to meet other writers. There is a genuine and quick sense of recognition among people who write for children. And of course there is always the one who goes the extra mile.

Like Christina Benjamin. When our paths crossed at a book festival this winter, I was impressed by the quality of her books and her gorgeous promotional material. We spoke about our books and projects and she spontaneously offered to showcase my YA novel Trapped in Paris on Pages Burners, one of her websites.

You can read her review here and listen to the short interview and watch the video clip here.

My daughter #3 was on her spring break when I asked her to play the interviewer role. She immediatley agreed. My youngest daughter is the one who encouraged me to write when I started jotting down words and sentences in my notebook and didn’t believe that I would ever write in English. As any typical first-generation born-American child she is often my teacher. She calls me Mom and Maman. Our conversations are always a blend of the two languages that cement our home. Here, though, we kept it in English. With a little bit of French touch. Of course.

I want to thank Christina and my daughter for their support and kindness.

And You, for following my writing adventures and other things of my life on this blog.



  1. What a wonderful review! I have put your book on my Amazon wish list 🙂

    Molly @MyCozyBookNook
    My Cozy Book Nook
    Revising Life after 50

  2. What a nice interview! I read and really liked “Trapped In Paris” a while back, and I would love to read any other YA novels you release in the future. Any chance you’ll do a “grown-up” novel, too? 🙂

    • I’m almost ready to submit a new YA novel and I have a couple of projets for adults. One is actually finished and I’m looking for a home. The other is still in progress. I’ll keep you posted. In any case, thank you so much for your support to my blog, my books, and my writing in general.

  3. There is such a camaraderie between writers – they understand each other! It has been fun to travel this road with you.

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