• Lisa Barr, Lisa Barr Brings Energy and Sex to her New Novel, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/08/06/lisa-barr/ #LisaBarr #TheUnbreakables #books #novels #Paris #France #Provence #LisaBarrInterview

    Lisa Barr Brings Energy and Sex to her New Novel

    Lisa Barr is, in short, a pretty amazing author. She writes books packed with energetic intrigue and her productivity is off the charts. Starting her career as a reporter and editor for various periodicals, Lisa has transitioned to full-time fiction writer. Since then, she’s written a vivid historical fiction novel,…

  • The Forgetting Flower Book, Enter for a Free Copy of The Forgetting Flower Today! Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/07/30/free-copy-of-the-forgetting-flower #books #novels #literarythriller #Paris #TheForgettingFlower #France #debutauthors2019

    Enter for a Free Copy of The Forgetting Flower Today!

    Hi all, I wanted to share a surprising experience I recently had, but before I do, I’ll let you know that the happy result means I’m celebrating by offering a free copy of The Forgetting Flower to readers! Taking a Risk Several weeks ago, I sent off the book for…

  • Death in Avignon Book, Death in Avignon, Murder in Provence's Art World, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/07/25/death-in-avignon/ #DeathinAvignon #books #novels #Provence #France #mysteries #cozy #bookssetinFrance #bookssetinProvence #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent

    Death in Avignon, Murder in Provence’s Art World

    Death in Avignon is another delightful mystery from British author Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson and husband Robert Rees). It’s an even tighter follow up to the fun Death in Provence. This time the murder takes place in the larger city of Avignon rather than Penny’s small village of St.…

  • Paris Street, My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/12/tips-for-visiting-paris #Paris #France #travel #tips #smalltips #summer #visitingParis

    My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris

    This summer I imagine a lot of people will be visiting Paris. It’s an easy city to get around in with a compact layout and excellent subway system. It, of course, has amazing history and architecture. There are hundreds of blog posts on what to look out for and what…

  • Stan Wawrinka, Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/02/stan-wawrinka/ #StanWawrinka #tennis #FrenchOpen #Paris #GrandSlam #BenoitPaire #failure #inspiration #writing #craft

    Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better

    A writer works to perfect their art or craft and tries to share it with the world, only to often meet with rejection or indifference. The attempt can be a failure. We can feel like losers. But tennis player Stan Wawrinka has an interesting perspective on failure. What he had…

  • A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/04/hidden-garden-paris, Photo by Guilhem Vellut #SquareBoucicaut #Paris #France #parks #gardens #secretgarden

    A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered

    In Paris, there are plenty of grand gardens to visit: Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tuileries to name a few. But there are also small gardens that offer a respite from the city. One such garden is the Square Boucicaut in the 7th arrondissement. It’s notable not only…

  • Paris in the Dark Book, Paris in the Dark Glows With Tension and Intrigue, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/02/08/paris-in-the-dark #ParisintheDark #RobertOlenButler #books #novels #historicalfiction #Paris

    Paris in the Dark Glows With Tension and Intrigue

    Paris in the Dark struck me as the quintessential literary thriller. It has both fine prose and an intriguing plot, a novel that reminded me of Ken Follett’s earliest work, combining the quiet narration of Alan Furst and gradual tightening suspense of John LeCarré. This is the fourth in Robert…