Welcome, fellow lover of Paris! My creative life continues to be sculpted by this amazing city. I love to share my joy with you.
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Paris made me an artist and author
Paris has played a part in my life since I began learning French at age 14. By senior year, I was smitten. So when I saw a brochure to study in France, I took the money I had saved to buy a car and flew to France for three weeks. Since then, I have continued to visit the City of Light for fun and inspiration.
Paris has influenced my creativity in so many ways. My historical novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach, gave me a way to learn from a mentor across time. I have spent countless hours wandering her streets, discovering its gems and myself in the process.
As my writing developed in Paris, so did my art. I have made and sold many watercolor paintings made there. So many of my sketchbooks are filled with its wonders.
I’m the kind of person who needs to share the glory of all my experiences. So I began leading creativity and writing workshops in France in 2005. These writing and art retreats are life-changing. I bring my coaching and teaching skills to make sure that these experiences are more than just tourism. Join us in October, 2022 to Write Your Heart Out in Paris.
So many people ask me about my favorite spots in the City of Light that I made a book sharing my unique perspective. My guidebook Visit Paris Like an Artist is an invitation to let your most creative self shine while traveling in Paris and elsewhere.
Fourteen-year-old me would never have imagined how France would play a role in my development as a writer and artist. It’s a true joy to share this passion with others who also love this magical city.