So, I had a number of people ask to hear about what life in Germany was like, so I thought I’d briefly talk about it. My husband (who is half-French, half-German) and I lived there from 2009 to 2012. We were actually in Bayern (a.k.a. Bavaria) right beside the borders with Austria and Switzerland. That […]
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I’ve done two Travel Diaries like this before–here and here–and after dreaming of my research last night, I thought I’d pull out my old Arctic journal… See, back in 2008, I went to the Arctic for my Masters research. I wrote in a journal everyday, and some of the journal entries are…well…surreal for me to look […]
So last week I took a quick trip to Berlin to visit a friend of mine–fellow writer and agency sister, Amity the Awesome. Despite having lived in Germany for over 2 years, I had yet to see the nation’s capital. Turns out, Berlin is really darn cool–not to mention, REALLY darn different from southern Germany, […]
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As you can guess, the trip to Paris involved a great many croissants and macarons–not to mention all the espressos, baguettes, madeleines, and occasional wines. We (the Frenchman and I) rented a tiny, studio apartment in Montmartre that was next to the most AMAZING bakery–the best in Paris, quite literally. This bakery had the distinction […]
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Yes, that’s right: I’m headed back in the City of Lights. This time, it’s a purely business, research-oriented trip. I’ve finished most of the first (And rough–oh it’s rough!) draft of Something Strange and Deadly book 2 (which is being tentatively titled A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY), and now it’s time to fill in all […]
As you might have gathered from the blog title and image, I visited a zeppelin museum over the weekend. But not just any zeppelin museum–THE zeppelin museum. You see, only a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live in Deutschland is Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the zeppelin. And, because this monstrous flying machine […]
Hello, everyone! After many weeks, I’ve returned to my desk. I had an absolutely great time and accomplished a lot–and now I’ve more work to dive into. Oh, how the work of a writer never ends. 🙂 I had a wonderful trip–seeing family and friends can be so rejuvenating and motivational. And I can’t lie: […]
So, I’m going away. For the next 2 weeks, I’ll b pretty much be cut off from the internet and have no alternative but to Work. Spend time with my family. Spend time with my friends. See some sunshine for the first time in months. That last part has me PRETTY ELATED. Did I mention […]
And I’m still alive… I survived the Parisian catacombs and drank more champagne and espresso (not at the same time, mais oui) than is probably healthy.
No good, Gumshoe–she slipped your clutches on Monday. And she’s still at large with Beethoven’s keys, and you think she’s crossed the border into France.