Biography

I’m a YA fiction and nonfiction author who has published seventeen books, including five novels, with Fleurus, a large publisher in France. My books have been translated from French into Russian, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, and Hungarian. I’ve also worked as an online counselor for Fleurus’ teen audience, answering thousands of queries about love, friendship, fashion, beauty, health… My extensive experience writing for this audience has lead me to consult with brands on how to best engage with teens.

I also work as a freelance copywriter, journalist, and blogger in both French and English, as well as a translator. I write about fashion, travel, beauty, and bilingualism, among other things.

My one-hour TV pilot Fashion High was a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

I grew up in a tiny village outside Paris, and developed a taste for traveling and foreign languages early on. From my native French, I studied English, Spanish, German (and later Dutch) and graduated university with a Masters in Information and Communication. I then moved to Amsterdam where I worked in advertising as an Account Manager, managing accounts in consumer electronics, fashion and FMCG for well-known International advertising agencies.

My next move saw me leave Amsterdam for Melbourne (Australia), where I juggled my advertising and writing careers until I dedicated myself to the latter entirely. I now live in New York City with my Australian husband and American cat.

My complete resume is available on request. I have permanent work permits in Europe, Australia and the USA (I’m a green-card holder).

RECENT WORK

Sézane – The Cult French Label We Should Be Talking About – Yahoo Style

Creating The Best Cocktail Experience For Non-Drinkers – Tales of The Cocktail 

One Woman’s Quest to Visit 50 Countries by Age 50 – Yahoo Travel

An essay about planning a wedding across continents – Refinery29

An article on living in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen – French Morning and Le Point Magazine

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