• Paris

    A Tribute to Plants in Paris

    Chestnut Tree in Courtyard, Paris, France, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com #plants #gardens #Paris

    This year on the 4th of July, my husband and I took our kids to see the fireworks show by our neighborhood lake. It was in a park where 5,000 people peacefully sat in the dark and watched pretty flowers explode in the sky. As sweet as it was to see kids and teenagers running around on a warm summer…

  • Paris,  Writing

    Why I Set my Stories in Paris

    Paris Street, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com, #Paris #writing #books

    Though I was born in Chicago and have spent most of my adulthood in Seattle, I’ve always felt more European than American. There’s nothing really wrong with America, it is the land of hopes and dreams and opportunity. America’s resourcefulness and belief in a better tomorrow is ingrained in me. The open friendliness of America is in me too. But…