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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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.
I’m BAAAACK. I know you were worried… Actually, after the tragic bus accident (a tourist bus heading to Assuan), I was a little worried. Then the bombing in Alexandria — though very far away and completely unconnected to me — made me uneasy.
After reading Life As We Knew It, I picked up an old journal of mine. Some of the experiences in that novel were markedly similar to what I went through in the Arctic doing my MSc field work. The journal was kind of entertaining to read — at times moving, but mostly just funny — so […]