One minute, I was
single, over 40 and living the most boring life imaginable...
and the next,
I was living the life of my dreams -- as a writer in Paris --
to a Frenchman! How did THAT happen?
It wasn't magic...
although sometimes it FELT like it, and still does. Whenever I tell others my
personal story, they are utterly amazed at how I was able to do all of this --
the usual response is: "Your life is just like a movie!" I tend
to agree. Even now, I have days where I can hardly believe that THIS is my
life... but it's still all true.
|"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness
has genius, power and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What can you find here on my web site?
- Read my
books. Find out about my current book-in-progress, as well as other
books co-authored and edited by me.
my articles. I've written numerous articles over the past 15+ years.
- Subscribe to my mailing list and
follow me on Facebook or Twitter (see sidebar) to keep up-to-date on my
latest projects and daily life in Paris;
- Read my blog, The Bold Soul, in which
I have chronicled (and continue to write about) my journey of moving to Paris
and reclaiming my true self. Or sometimes, I just like to spout off about stuff
that I find interesting, fun or just plain stupid. Expect sarcasm; it's part of
the package; or
- Check out my blog for kids of all ages,
& Mouchette in Paris. It's a fun project I started in 2013
with my middle-schooler French step-son as a way of helping him improve his
English -- and giving us something creative we can do together!
- In January 2014, together another
American-in-Paris friend (also named Lisa), I co-created NO LOVE
LOCKS, a public education and awareness campaign concerning the
proliferation of "love locks" - padlocks with names, initials, dates or
messages inscribed - that have now covered FIVE of the historic bridges of
Paris and which are destroying not only the view, but the environment and the
bridges themselves. Join us and help end this global problem of a once-adorable
trend gone completely out of control!