Lights, Camera, Action!

Do you love movies? I do! My husband and I go out to the movies at least once a week and watch several more a week at home. Okay, full disclosure – if the weather is really bad, we’ve been known to do a triple-feature . I’m not necessarily proud of that but it isContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Action!”

Van Gogh in Arles

If it’s Friday, it must be France … I know … I’m sneaking in under the wire to still post this on Friday. On top of that, I’m kind of taking the easy way out today  – but by accident. Honest! I didn’t know these incredible websites existed until a few hours ago. First IContinue reading “Van Gogh in Arles”

Literature, lavender and lunch – part 2

If it’s Friday, it must be France! Friday again! It seems to come around faster every week. Ok, I got so caught up in the excitement of the literary history on the Côte D’Azur last Friday that I didn’t get to the other two subjects in my title. So now it’s on to lavender! LastContinue reading “Literature, lavender and lunch – part 2”

This beats my finger-tapping …

It’s raining here this morning for about the fifth time in two months so I really can’t complain. In fact, it’s very refreshing. My problem is this. The always inspiring view I normally lock into when I’m at my trusty Mac writing is completely covered in cloud. As I was sitting here, chin in hand,Continue reading “This beats my finger-tapping …”

If it’s Friday it must be France …

Ooops – it is Friday and I haven’t written a post. I’ve written tweets, Facebook messages, e-mails, information and bio as requested by another website, and 3000 words on my manuscript (I was on a roll!) but I haven’t written my Friday post. I made a commitment to write something about my four-month stay inContinue reading “If it’s Friday it must be France …”

Renoir, Rubens & Frites City

There are few places in the south of France, large or small, that don’t offer a special reason to stop by. Treasures abound of every kind. I’m just saying … Cagnes-Sur-Mer is ten-minutes west of Nice and easy to reach by the coastal train. Choose to spend time at one of many pebble beaches  orContinue reading “Renoir, Rubens & Frites City”

Bonjour mes amis!

Please join me in the south of France for the summer! My husband and I have rented an apartment in Antibes between Nice and Cannes. We have visited this area on several vacations and fell in love with the beauty, the history, the culture, the people, the weather … I could go on but youContinue reading “Bonjour mes amis!”

La Dolce Vita with author Barbara Conelli

Enjoy this interview with Barb Conelli who understands exactly how to help everyone experience la dolce vita. Congratulations on the publication of your delightful novel Chique Secrets Of Dolce Vita! I think a lot of readers are going to be making plans to visit Italy once they read it. Tell us what you have beenContinue reading “La Dolce Vita with author Barbara Conelli”

Finding the balance between writing and building an author platform

Time is a precious commodity of which there never seems to be enough. There are seldom nights I fall into bed (the best feeling !) that I don’t wish there had been a few more hours in my day. I always see this as a positive though, that my day was so good I wantContinue reading “Finding the balance between writing and building an author platform”

2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Well, this was a great start to my day! I opened my e-mail to discover the following message from Indie Book Awards. “Congratulations! Your book has been named a Finalist in the First Novel (over 80,000 words) category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations! Your achievement will be published at alongContinue reading “2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards”