Saturday, September 17, 2011

HIDDEN IN PARIS: AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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HIDDEN IN PARIS
BY CORINE GANTZ

ABOUT THE BOOK:
“In a tale of friendship, self-discovery and love, three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris.” 

Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband. And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to? But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick.

Leave it to someone socially phobic to phrase a want ad in all the wrong ways.  With shimmering promises of ‘Starting over in Paris’ –– a concept she has no intention of applying to her own life––Annie attracts tenants with the kind of baggage that doesn’t fit in suitcases. A long-legged, cool-headed ex model (everything Annie is definitely not) on the run from her abusive husband, a frail young woman harboring a possible death wish, a mysterious French artist, and an infuriating blue-blooded French man soon threaten Annie’s way of life in ways she never anticipated. 

But when Annie finds herself reluctantly yet actively engaged in the rescue of her tenants, she discovers that she might just save herself in the process.

EXCERPT FROM HIDDEN IN PARIS:
Janvier
Chapter 1 

Ten years ago, back in the land of cheeseburgers and donuts, Annie didn’t give a thought to what she ingested. These days, Food with a capital letter; thinking about it, talking about it, preparing it and ultimately gaining an unacceptable number of kilos on it—at least unacceptable by Parisian standards—was pretty much the obsession. In fact, the day before she must have hit some kind of gustatory bottom when she bought the Bible du Beurre on an empty stomach. This was a cookbook solely devoted to butter, a bible to its ode no less. Last night, after putting the boys to bed, she had mustered the nerve to peer at the croissant recipe. Had she cringed when she discovered that those innocent-looking pastries she had wolfed down without the slightest suspicion over the last ten years were essentially composed of 99% butter? Absolutely. Had this stopped her from jumping straight into the preparation of her own croissant? Apparently not.

So maybe this was her therapy. Butter. She needed the butter, she reasoned, and wads of it. She needed the butter because she was grieving.

That is, of course, if what she felt was indeed grief, and not rage.

She preferred that it was grief and not rage that had made her gain thirty pounds and growing since the night of the accident....TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT FROM HIDDEN IN PARIS, VISIT CORINE GANTZ'S WEBSITE HERE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Corine Gantz was born in France where she spent the first twenty years of her life.  She studied Contemporary Art at the Sorbonne and worked in advertising and marketing in Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

She is the author of the popular blog Hidden in France where she uses her particular brand of humor to meditate on relationships, food, décor, and all things French. 

She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:
1. Welcome, and thank you for agreeing to an interview for BOOKIN‘ WITH BINGO. Is there any personal information you would like to start out with today?
Thank you for the interview, Karen! Hidden in Paris is my first novel.  It’s the story of three American women who decide to start over by moving together in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris.  They are trying to avoid their problems but their new Parisian life brings quite the opposite, and the experience changes them in unexpected ways.

2.  Where did you get the inspiration or idea for this book?
Once upon a time I was a 22 year-old single French girl wildly driving my red mini cooper through the streets of Paris, and eagerly getting ahead in the advertising world. One year later I was 23, married to an American boy, speaking just a few words of broken English, feeling isolated and idiotic and maneuvering a giant Buick through the steep streets of San Francisco with fear in my gut. How did this happen?  And how did I even survive? I thought it would be interesting to put American characters in the reverse position: having to start over in Paris: the culture shock! the angst! but also the incredible opportunity for growth.  To start over in an entirely different culture, is a chance to reinvent oneself.

3. Do you see yourself in your characters? Which characters are easiest or more difficult to write?
I saw myself in each of my characters, even the men. But I am closest to Annie, her angry humor, her fiery temperament and that propensity to be mistaken about most things and almost all the time!


You know what is most difficult to write? The dialogues of a character who speaks with an accent. Because I’m French I should know how the French accent sounds, but really I don’t.

4. What books would you say have made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out? What are you currently reading?
I love classic American literature. I just finished reading a Tree Grows In Brooklyn and that novel will be hard to top. But I love modern stuff too. Anne Lamott, David Mitchell, Joan Didion and Margaret Atwood are some of my favorite authors.  Sadly what inspired me to write were not the great books but the bad ones.  I told myself that writing a book must not be all that hard since those bad books got published. I said I am often wrong and this would be a perfect example.

5. What is the next or current book/project you are working on?
I just embarked on the huge (and fattening) project of writing the cookbook of Hidden in Paris, which means recreating every recipe mentioned in the novel, writing it down, preparing it at home and then the hardest part:  photographing it.  As usual I’m doing everything myself, even the parts that should be left to the pros. Food photography is definitely an art I would like to master some day.

6. What is something about you that you would want people to know about you that we probably don’t know?
I’m still learning English.  For example I just found out (and only because my 12 year old finally pointed it out) that ‘where’ and ‘were’ are not pronounced the same way. “It’s cute,” he said. I guess my family finds it cute to let me embarrass myself.

7. Do you own an eReader of any kind and how do you feel about their impact on books, as well as you as an author?
I will be eternally grateful for these small marvels of technology because I sell many books thanks to them but I’m partial to the paper kind, especially well-loved and picked up at the library. I’m what the marketing industry calls ‘change adverse’.  I believe, hope, and pray that small, independently owned bookstores will soon make a big come back.

8. What is your advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers?
I’ll say don’t wait to have time ahead of you to start writing a book, because when the time comes (if it ever does) you will not have grown the ‘writing muscle’ that can only grow from daily practice. I mean, would you decide to climb Mount Everest without having trained for months? And believe me when I say that the white page can be to novel writing what Mount Everest is to climbing.  Start small and start now. Words have a funny way of turning into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs. And by the first paragraph know this fact: Just like you do not need to reach the top of the mountain to call yourself a climber, you do not need to finish a novel to call yourself a writer. The definition is not in the end product, but in the process. 

Thank you, Corine, for a wonderful interview and for spending time here at BOOKIN' WITH BINGO. I know my readers are going to be eager to get their hands on HIDDEN IN PARIS.  

Also, Corine wants readers to know about an exciting chance to receive a FREE COPY of the cookbook of HIDDEN IN PARIS (the e-version) to the readers of her blog. All you have to do is sign up on the blog to receive it.
Here is the link to the blog:

Also, here is a link to Corine's website:


And if you'd like to know how to purchase HIDDEN IN PARIS, go here:
  
 GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO CORINE, I HAVE THREE
AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF HER 
WONDERFUL BOOK, HIDDEN IN
PARIS, TO GIVE AWAY
 
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT HIDDEN IN PARIS THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU WOULD WANT TO HAVE ASKED CORINE ABOUT AFTER READING THE INTERVIEW ABOVE

+1 MORE ENTRY:  BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

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199 comments:

debbie said...

I think it is interesting that the book mirrors her experience. It must have been pretty hard to be someplace foreign and try to adjust very quickly.
I would love to read the book.
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I would have asked what is her favorite French main meal and dessert?
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I think the story sounds great and would love to follow how Annie comes out of her self-imposed shell.
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I would ask her more about the cookbook. Which I'm going to go take a look at! Thanks!
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Her website and connection to the blog are lovely. Great pics and info about all things French, including timeshares...!
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I think it's so interesting to watch the characters freindships develope when they are put together in the same house.
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Something interesting on her website is the link to her blog that has many things about France and French things. I want to go to Paris!
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Carol N Wong said...

It was reading the excerpt that made me want to read this book!

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My question to author since she talked about still learning English, is to ask her what methods is she using?


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On her site, where has her blog, I found a wonderful list of other blogs to look at about France and French cookings.

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I think it would be interesting to see how the women handle each other living together especially in Paris


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Pamela Keener said...

I totally love friendship books and have always wanted to visit Paris so this book would fill a void.
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Teressa Oliver said...

I will be visiting Paris in a couple of months so this sounds awesome
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Maria said...

So many things I liked about both the blurb and the excerpt but I guess my favorite part is how Annie is suffering from rage/grief and also didn't realize the main ingredient in a croisant was butter...that part made me laugh!

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Maria said...

I would have assked Corine what she misses most about her life in France compared to the life she has now here in the US with her family. Does she still go to France to visit with family or do they come here?

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I think it's neet that Corine has a link on her website to her "Hidden in Paris" on Goodreads so that way readers can see other reader reviews from one location


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lag123 said...

I love tales of friendship and I would love to see how these characters lives connect.

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I love the thought of living in a house in Paris; that must be delightful.

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Margaret said...

The book being about Paris made me want to read it. I love books about Paris!

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I would ask her if she considered making her characters relocate to any other country or if she was certain it should be France.

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Margie said...

I find the Paris location in this book very intriguing. I have never been there, but would like to go.
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The author studied Contemporary Art at the Sorbonne and worked in advertising and marketing in Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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I would ask Corinne more about her experience of coming to San Francisco and the "culture shock" she experienced.

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It sounds like a wonderful story. I would be a fish out of water if it were me. I would love to read this book.

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How did you survive the change from Paris to Los Angeles? LA is such an odd collection of people, unlike anywhere else in the world, I think. Having lived in the area for 30-40 years I think I can say that.

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Melissa said...

It reminds me of "Home for Broken Hearts" by Rowan Coleman and I really liked that book. I find chick lit books about widows fascinating and inspiring.

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Wow, this sounds like a great story! I love that the author used her own terrifying "fish out of water" story of moving to America as her influence for this novel. I have never had to experience anything like that, but I can imagine it would be really hard!
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I would love to ask the author which of the recipes from "Hidden in Paris" that she is currently putting together for a cookbook is her favorite? I am always looking for new foods to try :).
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I went to the author's website and just LOVE the pictures! I have never been to France before and she gives some great information!
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I enjoy finding out how authors get their inspiration, and I love that the author has injected her real-life experiences into the book!

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I would like to know what she misses most about Paris?

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Amy said...

I want to read more to find out how the relationship, between the 3 women, grows and comes about. I'm sure there are going to be secrets that are hidden from each other in the beginning. I also love to read (or watch on TV or a movie) how close friends and family help each other out, especially when dealing with difficulties and problems.

Great review and so excited to read "Hidden In Paris"

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Because I'm a chocolate freak, I would ask her what's her favorite French pastry? And does she prefer milk, dark or white chocolate.

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I love all the pictures on Corine Gantz's website, especially the beautiful house (sample chapter). Seeing these photos makes me that much more excited to visit France.

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This so so fascinating and while it would scare me to death to do something like that at my age, 30 years ago I'd have jumped in with both feet.

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I'd want to know about the cookbook to. Release date?

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On her blog you can sign up for a free e-copy of the cookbook.

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Jolee said...

I enjoyed reading about the want ad gone awry....sounds like a great premise to start a story! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

I'd like to ask her about Paris....her absolute favorite ANYTHING there....places off the beaten track to visit, etc. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

could read more of chapter one from her site! yahoo! :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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MRWriter said...

This sounds very involving. I like that it's set in Paris.

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I'd ask her if she knows any other languages and how difficult it was to learn English.

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I like that it's set in Paris.
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I like her blog. Nice mention to you!
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meandmom said...

I would like to know what the characters are running away from and whether they find what they are looking for.

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I would like to know what the characters are running away from and whether they find what they are looking for.

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rubynreba said...

Living a life in a beautiful house in Paris sounds fun!

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I would like to know more about her cookbook and ask her about it.

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I looked at her blog and read that she had just had dental work done and I did too so it was interesting to read about!

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