Meet the Authors in Nice!
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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 11, 2022
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! Let us know you’re coming in advance by emailing us here: MeetTheAuthorsFrance@
For more information, email Ella Dyer at [email protected].
Adrian Leeds, Moderator
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, Après Midi, where a speaker on a different topic every month enlightens attendees from all over the world.
Ella Dyer, Organizer
Over the past 35 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 founded END Publishing to assist other authors, including her oldest granddaughter, Ella Amena Marie. Ella is also one of Adrian Leeds Group’s most celebrated property consultants having worked with dozens of clients to find them special properties in and around Nice. For more than 20 years, Ella and her husband, Jody, have enjoyed their pied-à-terre in Nice and now Ella is full-time on the Riviera where she is a member of various clubs and organizations.
Meet the Authors
Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher who lives in Essoyes, a beautiful village in southern Champagne, on the border of Burgundy. She created and has taught “Paris: A Literary Adventure” for the City University of New York since 1997, and literature and culture classes for Politics & Prose bookstore since 2011. She writes frequently for Bonjour Paris, France Today, and France Revisited, and is the author of Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You. She is currently working on completing her next book, a memoir titled A Long Way from Iowa.
Book: Demystifying the French
Blogs: Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road and Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned
Facebook: @JJH_Writer and @DemystifyingTheFrench
Lisa Anselmo is an author, branding expert, speaker, and coach. She has spent most of her professional career in magazine publishing in New York City, working on such iconic brands as Allure, InStyle, and People, the largest magazine brand in the U.S. In 2014, she left her “day job,” and now lives (mostly) in Paris where, when she’s not hanging out in cafés, she’s writing and coaching. Her experiences inspired the memoir My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home, (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press), a candid narrative of a woman searching for hope and healing in the city she loves after the death of her mother from breast cancer. She has a blog and series of the same name.
Lisa and her projects have been featured in New York magazine, Travel and Leisure, Bustle, House Hunters International, The Today Show, The Guardian, New York Times, LA Times, BBC, and CNN International, among others.
New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson first came to France as an exchange student in 1985 and instantly fell in love with the country. He never could have imagined that some thirty-five years later, he’d be the owner of two American diners in Paris and be nicknamed “Le Pancake Kid” by the French. With a background in journalism, Craig studied cinema at the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts, using his experience as a screenwriter to pen his debut memoir, Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France.
Craig and his husband, Julien, currently split their time between Paris and Los Angeles. Well, at least they try to. With two busy diners that can’t be left alone for too long, their lives lean heavily on the Paris side, which, of course, is not such a bad thing, n’est-ce pas?
Patricia is the author of the best-selling Love in Provence series and other award-winning women’s fiction. A former educator, she published her first novel at the age of 65 and has been an inspiration to others to follow their writing dreams. Although her home is two hours north of Toronto, Canada, she spends several months each year in the south of France. Part of that time, she co-leads a women’s tour based on her novels. She also writes about and shares photography of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur on Instagram and her own website.
Debra Moffitt is a gifted intuitive and author. Her books aim to uplift, inspire and encourage inquiry into the mysterious world of the unseen. Her award-winning non-fiction books, Awake in the World and Garden of Bliss are translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and other languages. Her most recent book, Girl on the Roof, is a mystery with a supernatural twist set in the French Alps during WWII. It has just been released in audiobook format. Riviera Stories is a collection of short stories set on the Cote d’Azur, which focuses on the theme of discontent that pushes people to explore beyond their familiar world.
Debra leads workshops and retreats in the United States and Europe on intuition and writing. Her popular retreats attract participants from around the world. She has taught at the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC, and the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Her writing has appeared in many luxury and consumer magazines worldwide and includes interviews with NYT bestselling authors, Gregg Braden, Dr. Eben Alexander, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Joe Dispenza, renowned architects, business icons, and more. She also hosted the Divinely Inspired Radio show on Unity FM. Debra worked in international business until she felt a deeper calling to write. She also does intuitive readings for people worldwide.
Jeanne Oliver is a travel writer and Nice resident who has been writing about France and European destinations for 25 years. She has written guidebooks for Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, and Insight Guides in addition to publishing the travel planning websites frenchrivieratraveller.com, croatiatraveller.com, and riviera-beaches.com. Jeanne has lived in Nice for 23 years but it was only in writing this book that she fully came to appreciate Nice’s rich cultural and historical heritage.
Her book, Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City allows you to see Nice as it’s never been seen before in seven self-guided walking tours that reveal the true story of Nice. From the little-known stories behind Nice’s best-known sights to secret places that would even surprise locals, Nice is finally “uncovered”.
Oliver Gee runs the award-winning travel channel The Earful Tower, which is podcasts, videos, and books about Paris and France. His latest children’s books are Roger the Liger in Paris and Kylie the Crocodile in Paris.
Kylie the Crocodile in Paris, the first children’s book from husband/wife duo Oliver and Lina Gee. This is the tale of how a friendly crocodile ended up in the Paris canals – and it’s based on an absolutely true story. “A snappy little read” – Shakespeare and Co bookshop.
Roger the Liger in Paris, the second children’s book from husband/wife duo Oliver and Lina Gee. This is the tale of a friendly liger in Paris who just happens to be an excellent dancer.
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! Please let us know you’re coming in advance by emailing us here: MeetTheAuthorsFrance@
Email Ella Dyer at [email protected] for additional information.
We hope to see you there!