Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Still Just Want To Pee Alone

Parents rarely get time to pee alone. My kids scratch at the door like brain-hungry zombies because they can't leave me alone for THIRTY FREAKING SECONDS!

What's a mom to do? Write a story about it!

Coming March 27th, one of my parenting stories will be featured in this awesome anthology: I Still Just Want to Pee Alone.

Check it out for more info, or sign up to my mailing list to be notified when it comes out!

Hold on there cowgirl, it's not available until March 27th, but I'm too sleep-deprived to take the time to create a different image. Humor me, please :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Parisian Reputation

I've been known to complain a time or two about the French, like trying to *gasp* order coffee at a cafe or the time a taxi driver and a midwife made me cry.

The Parisian Reputation

But... if you force me to say it (like, by threatening to withhold my daily 6 cups of coffee) I could admit that Parisians are actually not as rude as their reputation. Like in any big city, there are d-bags, that's for sure. But a few nice ones save the day:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Interview with BlogExpat.com

Four score and seven years ago (er, 10 years ago) I moved to Paris. Why? How? Did I write a book about it? Why? How?

Expat Books Authors

BlogExpat.com asked me those fun questions... and here are my equally fun answers: Interview with Expat Author Vicki Lesage on BlogExpat.com. Check it out, and discover which part of my book was the hardest to write!

Monday, February 9, 2015

What makes Paris so naughty?

Heather Stimmler-Hall
Still smiling! And holding a book!
Several years ago, I met Heather Stimmler-Hall at a fundraiser for SOS Help. She was smiling, standing behind a table with a pile of her books, Naughty Paris: A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City. Um, yes please!

The autographed copy holds a treasured spot on my bookcase, as most of my new book purchases are ebooks. I admit, though, that in recent years the most I've done is flip through the pages of Naughty Paris, admiring the pictures and dreaming about getting out of the house.

Because, in case you don't follow my blog religiously (sniff), I've been busy being pregant and having babies the past few years. I hardly have time to brush my teeth, let alone treat myself to everything this glorious city has to offer.

But you know what? It's about time I did. I only have 5 vacation days left until June, but assuming I don't use them all for strikes at the crèche or sick days for the kids, I think I might just take a day all for myself. (Side note: the Americans reading this are wondering what I'm complaining about and the French are crying over the pathetically small number of vacation days I have left.)

So, lucky for me, the lovely Heather has just released a new version of her book, updated with even more wonderful things to do in the City of Light. And even luckier for me, I have Heather here with me today to answer a few questions.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift (aww, aren't you just the schmoopiest!) I've got a suggestion for you: How about a Paris-themed book? Paris is the city of romance, the city of love. So naturally a book about it will be a hit for that special someone.

My book is being featured along with 5 other Paris-themed books in this Valentine's Gift Suggestions list:

6 Books for the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Monday, February 2, 2015

That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light

If you've been waiting with bated breath for my next release (side note: if so, I love you!), go ahead and exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Whew, feels good, huh?

And now, without further ado... That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light is now available!

This project has been a blast. As an editor, I got the chance to read numerous submissions and work with new and previously published authors. As a contributor, I wrote some really fun pieces that literature students will be studying for years to come. For example, in my piece "French Office Workers vs. Zombies" I pose the timeless question of who would survive the Zombie Apocalypse. If I weren't around to ask such questions, who would?

The book includes dramatic pieces and humorous pieces, true stories and fiction. It's a fun book that makes you feel like you're in the heart of Paris, seeing it all for yourself. There are nearly 30 stories from 24 authors, including a foreword by Stephen Clarke. Hope you enjoy it!

Buy Now on Amazon | Read More About That's Paris

Here the official blurb: