My new YA novel Kisses and Croissants will be published by Random House Delacorte in spring 2021. It’s about love, Paris, ballet, Degas, and, wait, I’m forgetting something... Ah yes, croissants.
I’ve published 17 books with Fleurus Éditions, a large publisher in France. My YA novel series, Journal de Los Angeles, has sold tens of thousands of copies and was released in paperback in 2018. My nonfiction books about fashion, beauty, and general wellness for teen girls have been translated into Russian, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Spanish, and a few other languages I forgot.
My one-hour TV pilot Fashion High was a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (top 1%).
I spent most of my adult life teaching myself how to write in English, so now I have lots of free time to answer daily questions about whether I really do write in English and is my English good enough, and no seriously, how can someone like me write in English? The answer is yes, yes, and you’re annoying me now.
My first writing job was as a freelance journalist covering cultural events for a local newspaper while I was in college in France (or university, as my people call it).
I work as a copywriter and content creator for clients in the lifestyle, beauty, fashion, and travel industries, including WeWork, Ode à la Rose, Atelier Doré, HerRoom, Bastide, and more. I can come up with 27 captions about bikinis on command. More if I can get a discount on said bikinis.
My first career was in advertising in Amsterdam and Melbourne. I managed accounts in consumer electronics, fashion and FMCG and worked for Strawberry Frog, Badjar Ogilvy, and other well-known international ad agencies. For more on the advertising industry, I recommend watching a documentary called Mad Men.