Since we left Saudi Arabia in 2017, I see my friends post pictures of parties, cinema openings, live concerts…something unimaginable a few years ago. Women have now the right to drive in the kingdom and the abaya is no longer compulsory. The story below, from my first novel The Polar Bear and The Palm Tree … More The Religious Police
Recently, a reader wrote that my first novel, The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree, screamed “self-published.” The one star out of five and the rest of his review confirmed that P. from Ohio did not really enjoy reading my book. Did this comment sting? Yes, of course. A little. But mostly, it got me … More In Defense of Self-Publishing
A few days ago, I was browsing my local bookstore when the title and cover photo of this book got my attention. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is the story of a charm bracelet passed down from generation to generation; a story of love, forgiveness, memory and memories. I have a charm bracelet too. … More And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…
Paris, 1999. My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you’ll never guess where! Me: …(I never did so fast forward…) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: …? Seoul, 2000. … More Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.
My first novel was published, so Happy Birthday to the Polar Bear and the Palm Tree! It’s been quite a journey, thank you all who made this dream possible and supported me. Happy reading, Evelyne