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Whitney Cubbison – Author

Whitney Cubbison

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Date:
July 9
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
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Café de la Mairie
51 rue de Bretagne
Paris, 75003 France
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Cover of Will There Be Wine? By Whitney CubbisonWhitney Cubbison is a dual American & French citizen living in Paris since 2009. She grew up in Texas and California and graduated from UCLA with a degree in French. She started her career in Communications working for high-tech PR agencies in San Francisco and eventually joined Microsoft where she worked for sixteen years, thirteen of which from the Paris office. During that time, she held various international roles that encompassed public relations, employee communications, executive speechwriting, and social media.
She earned her French citizenship in early 2022 and left Microsoft in the summer of that year to focus on completing her first novel, Will There Be Wine?  The story, while fiction, is deeply inspired by Whitney’s own experiences as an ex-pat divorcée living in Paris and trying to navigate the cultural minefield of dating in a foreign country. She self-published the book on January 16, 2023 and has since sold more than 1700 copies. A sequel entitled Will There Be Love?  is currently in the works.
As we head into the Summer season, Whitney’s debut novel is a perfect beach read for anyone who loves romantic comedy, Paris, strong female characters, fabulous female friendships, world travels, and of course, wine! Here’s the blurb:
Austen Keller was living her dream. She landed a career-defining job which moved her and her husband to Paris. Shortly thereafter, she was divorced. This wasn’t the plan. Yet there she was—pushing 40 and starting over. A decade after she’d last been single, Austen enters the dating scene playing by a new set of rules in a different language, culture, and lingerie standards. She experiences every type of miserable first date imaginable and lives to tell the tales of Pierre the Mansplainer, Simon the Snoozer, Emile the Over-Sharer, Guillaume of the Gym Shorts, and many more. On most dates, she struggles to get past one glass of Bordeaux without wanting to bolt. Even worse, no one chases after her when she runs. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that whoever said French men were romantic deserves a swift kick in the pants. Austen continues to ask herself: Is “having it all” too much to ask?

A genuine and tragically hilarious novel about an ex-pat woman’s journey of self-discovery through a string of disastrous dates, relationships forged in a deep cultural divide, world travels, and wine. A LOT OF WINE.

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The Adrian Leeds Group

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