Postcard from Vincennes


Bonjour mes amis! We have arrived in Vincennes, France, on the outskirts of Paris. During the next few days, I’ll be participating in the Festival America, including several panels and workshops. But for now, I’ve been taking in the sights, sounds … and delicious food … of France.

I just had a lovely lunch with Deborah and Alexandra with my French publisher, Fleuve Noir. Fortunately they both speak English beautifully, so we were able to talk about, well, books!

Earlier today, my family and I visited nearby Vincennes Castle, where I took the postcard photo.  What a fascinating history! It was built in the 1300s and has housed monarchs such as Charles V and prisoners such as the Marquis de Sade.

Last night, Grace and I ate our first escargot. I’m sure all that butter and garlic didn’t hurt, but we thought they were “très délicieux!”




5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betsy
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 04:24:30

    I always say escargot are merely delivery mechanisms to get butter and garlic into my mouth. Yummy.

  2. valmleslivres
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 03:58:03

    I have your timetable for the week-end and will undoubtedly come to you to have my copy signed. I’m looking forward to seeing you!

  3. Claire
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 11:16:33

    Hope to see you this weekend ! Love your book ! Claire from Onirik

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  5. valmleslivres
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 21:52:11

    It was such a pleasure to meet you! Thank you so much for your welcome and for the lovely words you wrote on my copy. I hope you enjoyed your stay in France.

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