Don’t miss David Downie on “Romantic Paris” at the American Library in Paris

David Downie’s A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light is one of the best books about Paris published this year, in my humble opinion. It may be the best. David will talk about it and Romantic Paris next week at the American Library in Paris and, if you’re in the… Continue reading Don’t miss David Downie on “Romantic Paris” at the American Library in Paris

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The ultimate summer treat: Acting in a movie for the Paris Opera Ballet

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The highlight of our two-month stay in Paris this summer, hands down, was the day and a half Jan and I spent as extras for a film being made for the Paris Opera Ballet. We had short roles but fairly prominent ones — we’re the first people you see when La Grande Sortie (“The Grand Exit”) opens, two… Continue reading The ultimate summer treat: Acting in a movie for the Paris Opera Ballet

New edition, new look for Treasure of Saint-Lazare

My first novel has a complete new look — a new cover, and a polished new text. English artist Jane Dixon-Smith of JD Smith Design created the new cover. It again features the Eiffel Tower, but in color, and in a more somber photo than the first edition cover. Jane also designed the cover of my next… Continue reading New edition, new look for Treasure of Saint-Lazare