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June 3, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
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La Havane
32 rue de France
Nice, 06000 France
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Join us in the Caribbean atmosphere of La Havane in Nice to meet a group of local authors and discover their books and their stories.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
3 to 5:30 p.m.
At La Havane: 32 rue de France, 06000 Nice

They will talk about their recent works, read a bit from them, and answer your questions. You will have an opportunity to purchase their books and get signed copies! Adrian Leeds, of the Adrian Leeds Group and author of three Nouvellettres® per week, will emcee the event and share her own experiences.

* Authors will have a few of their books for purchasing and signing, but to be sure, you may want to pre-order your copy and bring it with you for your own personal signed copy!

Participation is FREE, but we ask that you purchase at least one drink to show the host venue how much we appreciate their hospitality!

Don’t miss this special event in Nice! No need to register in advance.

For more information, email Ella Dyer at [email protected].

Adrian Leeds, Moderator
Adrian leaning in a doorway in a Paris courtyardAdrian Leeds Group logo Adrian Leeds is the founder and director of the Adrian Leeds Group, based both in the U.S. and France to provide a full range of services to “Francophiles” living in North America and France: “French Property the American Way!”…a complete property consultation service including property search, purchase and sales assistance, financing, sales and marketing and development of fractional ownership properties.

She speaks at conferences and seminars in both the U.S. and France on a variety of related topics to living and investing in France and hosts financial seminars and a variety of workshops. Her site, AdrianLeeds.com, provides a wealth of information for Francophiles . She is the author and editor of the twice-weekly Nouvellettres® and French Property Insider. Adrian is the celebrated real estate professional on 50 episodes of HGTV’s House Hunters International. In addition, she hosts a monthly coffee gathering in Paris and bi-monthly in Nice, known as Après Midi, where there is always an interesting speaker who enlightens attendees who come from all over the world.

Ella Dyer and her Book Nice is NiceElla Dyer, Organizer
Over the past 40 years, Ella’s varied career path has taken her from working at the Playboy Mansion to earning an MBA from The International University of Monaco. Author of Nice in Nice, she is fond of saying “A lifetime in Nice is never enough!”.

Ella and Jody, her husband of 33 years, found their flat in Nice before the introduction of the Euro. During her time on the Riviera Ella focuses on helping others who want to learn about and live on la Côte d’Azur.

Founder of Meet the Authors in 2014, this annual event presents both local and international writers with a connection to France and the Côte d’Azur. This year’s event will be a wonderful way to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of her book at the Margaret Mitchell House – home to the author of Gone with the Wind – a decade later.

Ella attended l’Université Côte d’Azur, in French and received her MBA from the International University of Monaco. Nice in Nice is available via Amazon in print and digital, soon to be translated into French.


Meet the Authors

Lynn Heyman, author of Paris Moments, a NovelLynn Heyman

Lynn, a New York City native, has an illustrious career teaching French language and literature. She has studied and spent years in Paris and throughout France, where she returns often. A seasoned world traveler, she now resides near San Diego, California.

Lynn attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst as well as La Sorbonne in Paris. In addition, she studied at the Université de Strasbourg in “Le Français des Affaires” (business French). She was awarded on numerous occasions by the American Association of Teachers, the French government, the Québec government, and by the Université de Pau in France.

Lynn has 38 years of teaching French under her belt at both High School and University levels. One of the many feathers in her cap was being hosted by King Mohammed VI in Morocco. A prolific author, she’s lived in many cities, has traveled to many places, and has had a fascinating life that includes dying on the operating table! Lynn’s congenital heart issue required her aorta to be rebuilt, thus bringing her back to life.  Survival has given her a renewed outlook on life as a daily gift to be celebrated to the fullest, not unlike the philosophy of Camus.

Book: Paris Moments
Facekook: Lynn Heyman

Janet Hulstrand, author of A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France.Janet Hulstrand

Author, writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher of literature, she is the author of Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You, and A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France.

Janet writes frequently for BonjourParis.com, France Today, France Revisited, and for her blog, Writing from the Heart and  Reading for the Road. Janet teaches online classes for Politics and Prose bookstore. She grew up in Minnesota, lived for many years in New York and Washington DC, and is currently living in Essoyes, a beautiful little village in the Champagne region of France, where she is working on her next book.

Book: A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France
Web: JanetHulstrand.com

Caroline M. Ohanian, author of The Lone Doe/La Biche EsseuléeCaroline M. Ohanian

C. M. Ohanian–AuthorBorn in Monaco in the mid-80s, is a graduate of a top business school, a business manager, divorced and a mother. C. M. is an idealist and artist at heart, who lives surrounded by nature and animals on the heights of her native French Riviera, in the southeast of France.

Following a series of family tragedies, it was in absolute calmness, after months of introspection, that she felt the irrepressible and liberating need to write, as if to breathe, at her humble level, a breeze of wisdom and peace to all those who will honor and delight in reading her work.

The Lone Doe is spiritual awakening journey, towards soul wholeness, and unconditional love.

Book: La Biche Esseulée (The Lone Deer)

Lisa Pepin, author of The Dark Side of Black TrufflesLisa Pepin

Lisa Pepin is an American who has lived in France for 20 years and written about French life for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and in her column, The Riviera Reporter.

The Dark Side of Black Truffles is a collection of short stories about the shady, shocking, and sometimes dangerous business of Provence’s truffle trade. It is her first book.

Book: The Dark Side of Black Truffles



We look forward to seeing you there at this special event! 

Participation is FREE, but we ask that you purchase at least one drink to show the host venue how much we appreciate their hospitality! 

Email Ella Dyer at [email protected] for additional information.

We hope to see you there!


Ella Dyer
The Adrian Leeds Group


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