Part-Time Parisian

by John Pearce, author of Last Stop: Paris and Treasure of Saint-Lazare

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Book Marketing on a Shoestring

No one could be happier than I that Doris-Maria Heilmann has published an author’s road map to sales success, “Book Marketing on a Shoestring.” Her advice for the marketing of my novel “Treasure of Saint-Lazare” helped it reach #39 on the… Continue Reading →

A Passion for Paris – on Valentine’s Day

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most romantic of cities than with the author and photographer Alison Harris, whose most recent book is Paris in Love, and her husband David Downie, author of the forthcoming A Passion… Continue Reading →

KOBO: Selling your ebook worldwide

In the United States, Amazon is the colossus of the ebook market but elsewhere the big name is Kobo, the Canadian firm that manufactures e-book readers and offers four million e-books to read on them. After two years of marketing… Continue Reading →

Jim Goldsborough author interview: “The Paris Herald”

“The best years of our lives” In the 60s, Jim Goldsborough was the star Paris reporter for the Paris Herald-Tribune (later to be the International Herald Tribune and the International New York Times). He recently published The Paris Herald, a roman… Continue Reading →

[Review] The Paris Herald – a novel that’s catnip for journalism or Paris junkies. Highly recommended.

For me, The Paris Herald (*****) was like a thrilling ride in a time machine. It covers in detail the desperate time in the late 60s when the New York Herald Tribune failed, threatening its Paris satellite with extinction or… Continue Reading →

[Review] The Resistance: A morality tale wrapped in a fine thriller

I CAN’T IMMEDIATELY THINK of a better premise for a novel than the one Peter Steiner found: “I invented two young men and put them in dire circumstances.” He made them members of the French Resistance. “Dire” hardly covers it. Think… Continue Reading →

Interview with Peter Steiner, author of THE RESISTANCE

Part-Time Parisian welcomes PETER STEINER to its series of author interviews and reviews. He’s a super-creative man — for one, he’s the force behind the New Yorker cartoon absolutely everybody has heard of, the one captioned, “On the Internet, nobody… Continue Reading →

Baseball crime or awful judgment? A PITCH FOR JUSTICE – author interview with Harold Kasselman

HAROLD KASSELMAN’S FIRST NOVEL has been in the top 10% of Kindle paid books for a solid year — no small accomplishment. It has ranked #1 in baseball and in sports psychology, and it’s a good read. I had the… Continue Reading →

THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner – wartime thriller

I reviewed The Resistance by Peter Steiner some time ago, shortly after I attended his presentation at the American Library in Paris. It’s a good book, and I hope he writes more like it (this is his latest, although he published several… Continue Reading →

The writing of “Treasure of Saint-Lazare” – Roy Murry’s author interview

Roy Murry’s well-known blog features yours truly as the monthly interview subject today. He asked some good questions about the thinking behind Treasure of Saint-Lazare — answering them made me focus on the process I used then, and the process I’m… Continue Reading →

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