Old Europe Elevators

Some people have asked me if the scene in chapter two, with Richard being cramped in the elevator, is real…When my character describes the following:  “A spiral staircase encircled an old elevator encased in an intricate, handcrafted iron grille, painted a soft white.  Richard opened the glass door and squeezed into the small space sideways, … Read more

I’m Back – Hiatus Over

This was an extremely satisfying hiatus.  Shared memories with old friends, attended the graduation of my former students, made new friends, and signed  novels.  There is nothing better.I will begin posting as of today. In chapter two of the novel, Richard reconnoiters the city of Antibes, as well as Nice.  Old Antibes is incredibly quaint … Read more

More Reviews

I just need to share.  This was another review on Amazon.  I am so happy. 5.0 out of 5 stars Best read in a while June 7, 2013 By lmmurk Format:Paperback This novel is one of the best reads that i have read in quite some time. Something about this book just made me not want to stop … Read more

A Happy Celebration!

I am posting a picture of one of my friends and colleagues, Mrs. Torres, at the graduation party for my former students.  A beautiful person who was as excited to see me, as I was her.  She made me feel super special, as always.  It was a lovely time and celebration. Left:  Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra … Read more

A Little Trivia…

In the novel, Richard asks Gabriela where she found the coin.  She replies:“…At the summit, there is a stone table with an orientation map indicating all the interesting spot visible–on good days, mind you.”The mountainous areas of France, full of intersecting hiking trails, have many of these orientation tables peppering their peaks.  The views, on … Read more

The Map

In the novel, Gabriela needs to show Richard the area where she found the coin.  I am attaching a picture of the map we were always using for trips (weekend, vacation, or business).  I have another one that is much more detailed–to the point where specific houses, elevation, and hiking trails are shown–but I have … Read more