It’s too easy to compare publishing a book to giving birth. I’ve yet to do the latter, but I’ll surely try working as many metaphors as possible. Paris in Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide (Rizzoli) is expected any day now (March 27th to be exact). The contractions are coming on strong (it’s released on Tuesday!). And she’s crowing (#1 Amazon New Release!). It’s all terribly exciting although it will surely change my life forever (here’s hoping!). I’m happy to announce, it’s a…a…book tour. I’m taking this baby on the road coming to a city hopefully near you: New York, DC & Chicago. I’ve set up some really cool events and I’d be delighted to meet you in person, share about my work, process, Paris and insider tips.
Once again, I have the thank you all. All the preorders have been wonderful. I feel like Jeff Bezos is smiling at us. If it’s still possible for you to leave an Amazon review on March 27th, it’s the final small favor I will ask of you to make sure that this fabulous book gets as much visibility as possible. I won’t try to explain the algorithm in Franco-American pig latin, but all I know is that preorders and first day reviews are the magic combination to get a bonafide high five from Bezos & co. It doesn’t have to be anything too intellectual, just 1-2 sentences about why you (hopefully) adore the book.
Look forward to meeting you soon, dear book foot soldier.
I’m delighted to invite you to the official launch of Paris in Stride with a lively roundtable discussion “Paris vs NYC” moderated by Travel + Leisure‘s Nina Ruggiero with fellow Francophile authors Nichole Robertson , Amy Thomas, Lisa Anselmo and Kristen Beddard and wine courtesy of Gerard Bertrand. RSVP here.
March 27th, 6:00 PM Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
Whether you have a love affair with Paris or are looking to hone your artistic skills, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us for an interactive evening of art, food, and conversation with myself and moderator Ann Mah, DC- and Paris-based journalist and author. We will dish on life in Paris, the creative process, and tips for aspiring writers and artists. And that’s not all－we’ll take part in an exclusive watercolor workshop led by Jessie, using local, woman-made food products as our still-life muses. Book a ticket here.
April 3rd, 6:30PM Logan Exchange 1509 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036
Please join us for a creative evening where I’ll talk about Paris in Stride, my work and teach a watercolor course. We will have a wine and cheeseboard available during the event, as well. Reserve a ticket here.
April 6th, 6:30PM Read It & Eat 2142 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
April 7th, 3:00PM 57th Street Books 1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Everyone dreams of moving to a new country and starting over completely. But how do you take an ambitious dream and turn it into a satisfying life and career? This panel discussion asks the question firsthand to a panel of ambitious women who have launched successful businesses in France, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, the mother and daughter duo behind the cooking school The Cook’s Atelier in Beaune and myself, moderated by editorial director of Cherry Bombe Magazine Kerry Diamond. RSVP here.
April 17th, 6:00PM L’Appartement New York – Sezane 254 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10012
Preorder Paris in Stride HERE.