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Keith Van Sickle on tour: One Sip at a Time

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Keith Van Sickle

on Tour

November 6-17

with

One Sip at a Time

 

One Sip at a Time:
Learning to Live in Provence

(travel memoir)

 Release date: January 28, 2017
at Dresher Publishing

ISBN: 978-0998312002
192 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

Can a two-career couple really pick up stakes and move to Provence?

Keith and Val had a dream – to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. But there were two problems: they weren’t French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they came up with a plan…

Follow their adventures (and misadventures) as they quit their jobs, become consultants and split their time between two countries. Laugh along as they build a life in Provence, slowly mastering a new language and making friends with the locals over long meals and just a bit too much wine.

If you’ve ever dreamed of changing gears and learning what joie de vivre is really all about, you won’t want to miss this delightful book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

One Sip at a Time Keith Van SickleKeith Van Sickle
is a technology industry veteran
and lifelong traveler
who got his first taste of overseas life
while studying in England during college.
But it was the expat assignment to Switzerland
that made him really fall in love with Europe.
After returning to California, he and his wife Val dreamed of living abroad again
but were unable to find another expat gig.
So they decided to invent their own.
Now they split their time between Silicon Valley and St-Rémy-de-Provence,
delving ever deeper into what makes France so endlessly fascinating.

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France Book Tours stops for August 21-25

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Monday, August 21
Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at
History from a Woman’s Perspective

Tuesday, August 22
Review at
Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, August 23
Review at
Words And Peace

Thursday, August 24
Review + Giveaway at
An Accidental Blog

Friday, August 25
Review + Giveaway at
LibriAmoriMiei

Review by Cindy

That Spring in Paris

Tuesday, August 22
Review + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Thursday, August 24
Review by Grass Monster

Friday, August 25
Review + Giveaway at
LibriAmoriMiei


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Tuesday, August 22
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Uncorked: giveaway winner

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Uncorked winner Janine

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Uncorked:
My Year in Provence
Studying Pétanque,
Discovering Chagall,
Drinking Pastis,
and Mangling French

[memoir/ nonfiction]

 Release date: March 20, 2017
at Sea to Sky Books
176 pages
ISBN: 9780981347417

Goodreads

 SYNOPSIS

Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a foreigner from breaking in to French culture? Find out, as Paul Shore’s evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he gained acceptance inside a charming village in Provence.

Uncorked celebrates the “uncorking” of a few tightly held traditions that are near and dear to hearts of the locals of the Cote d’Azur and Provence – being taught to play pétanque (boules) under the clandestine cover of darkness; learning vernissage etiquette; drinking pastis before noon; navigating narrow village roads at top driving speed. Shore also “uncorks” personal awakenings about the value of following roads-less-travelled and making time to smell-the-roses, as we cultivate friendships and traditions.  And, through exposure to the life of artist Marc Chagall, Shore reflects on the challenges that all newcomers face to gain acceptance in a foreign land.

Shore’s humorous and heart-felt accounts of his year living in Provence will touch and amuse, and evoke fond memories of travel to fascinating places — and they might even trigger reflection on the importance of being afforded new chances in life. 

TREAT YOURSELF to some belly laughter and fond reminiscing about your own past travels!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul ShorePaul Shore
is an author and technology industry veteran,
who has worked around the globe.
His second book, “Uncorked”, is an Amazon Best Seller, a Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, and a nominee for a Whistler Writers Festival Independent Book Award.
Paul’s drive to embrace new challenges has seen him involved in a variety of pursuits. After the software startup he was with in France was acquired by computer chip maker Broadcom in 1999, Paul returned to Vancouver and led the company’s voice-over-internet group for years. Marrying a talent for business with a passion for sport and community, Shore pursued a role in the world of sports and spent an inspiring, and at times physically risky, few years working for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He has also regularly dedicated energy to volunteerism, while living in Whistler with his wife and children and exploring the mountains and ocean of the coast.

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