Cooking As High Art, Eating As Sensuous Experience And Food in Fiction

In the film Babette’s Feast, a highly-gifted chef schooled in cooking as high art escapes war-torn Paris. She finds herself living in gentle servitude to two good and pious  but dour, nearly  joyless, sisters. With no inkling who Babette is, … Continued

Dear Romantically Diffident: Resurrect Romance. You’ll be happier.

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Some years ago, to learn how to use Windows Movie Maker, I borrowed movie clips and music that I cobbled together for some sort of makeshift music video. Stripped of other scenes and selected for their relevance to the music … Continued

How Do I Love Paris? Let Me Count The Ways

I love Paris. Don’t you? My fascination with it compelled me to set two short stories in Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls in Paris. In my last post I refer to one of them. That story is not entirely fiction. … Continued

Literary Appropriation of Real Events: Celebrity at a Paris Café

Quai des Grands Augustins teems with people on this cool but sunny May day in 2004. Often, you can’t get to the end of this Quai without bumping shoulders with other giddy tourists. This stretch on the left bank has … Continued

Art-Making: Express Yourself with Pictures, Not Just Words

We’re lucky, we humans. We have words to express what we think, what we feel, and what we dream. But words are just one way for us to “say” who we are. Many of us also find art-making or music-making … Continued

Book Reviews: Do You Live or Die By Them?

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Don’t you just love, get exasperated, get thrilled, even occasionally feel depressed at book reviews of your beloved creation? You pause, wallow in the feeling, and then, you tell yourself it’s as much about the readers as it is about … Continued

Hello Agnieszka Giveaway Winners

The Hello Agnieszka giveaway is finished. Thank you to all who entered. And thank you also to everyone who’s shown interest in any of my books by buying them, downloading them free during promotions or reading excerpts of them. Authors … Continued

Hello My Love — Intense, Engaging — 5/5 Readers Favorite

“… so well crafted in the style of Nicholas Sparks. Readers Favorite review of Hello My Love Hello My Love : A Modern Love Story by Evy Journey is Book One in the Between Two Worlds series, a well-written romance … Continued

Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls — Review: “4/4”

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OnlineBookClub.org says Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls : is ” … attention grabbing and expertly written.” 4/4 Here is what they have to say: Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls by Evy Journey is a collection of short stories. As the … Continued

Dear Kristen: Letters, A Disappearing Art

My niece—the only one I have—sent me a letter. Yes, a letter, with words in black ink that she packed tight on a card. Rarely will you receive letters like this, anymore. Or, at least, rarely have I. Emails are … Continued

Hello, My Love onlinebookclub.org Review: 4 out of 4 

Greg is an engaged millionaire playboy who has never been in love. Elise is a younger, naïve law student. He is intrigued by her. She is reluctant to accept the feelings she has for him. Throw in a devious fiancée, … Continued

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