Posts tagged ‘expat’

Keith Van Sickle on tour: One Sip at a Time

One Sip at a Time Banner

Keith Van Sickle

on Tour

November 6-17


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


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.

Eiffel Tower Orange


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.

Find the author on Facebook and Twitter
Visit his website

Subscribe to his mailing list and get information about new releases.

Buy the book on

Did you see it too late?
The solution is to sign up though email,
so you will know right away when we post a new tour
and you can reserve your spot right away




France Book Tours 1st Anniversary #4

France Book Tours Banner

France Book Tours is celebrating
its first anniversary
on April 18!


At France Book Tours, we have been thrilled to present amazing books related to France for almost a year now.
To thank the authors who submitted their books and the bloggers who read and reviewed them, we will have a mega giveaway from April 18-26!

Before the recap post on April 18 with all the books you can win and the rafflecopter link to enter, we will present little by little the books our gener0us authors are offering!

So here is book #4:

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl - cover









or Click here to see all the books offered so far


If you are an active reviewer for France Book Tours
you will have the opportunity to
paste the rafflecopter
on your own blog on April 18!
Please contact me if you are interested in doing so


And write in your calendar:

Twitter chat for France Book Tours authors and reviewers,
and any book blogger and reader interested in joining

April 23 at 5pm Central Time
there will be a giveaway!


Vicki Lesage on Tour: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

Confessions of a Paris Party girl banner

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl - cover

Author Vicki Lesage

on Tour

March 31-April 9, 2014


Confessions of a Paris Party Girl


 Release date: January 14, 2014
at Createspace

ISBN: 1494701529
238 pages
Also available as an ebook


Purchase the book:
Amazon Paperback | Amazon Kindle



Wine, romance, and French bureaucracy – the ups and downs of an American’s life in Paris. This laugh-out-loud memoir is almost too funny to be true!

 Drinking too much bubbly. Meeting sappy Frenchmen who have girlfriends or are creeps or both. Encountering problème after problème with French bureaucracy. When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to taste wine, stuff her face with croissants, and maybe fall in love.

 In her first book, this long-time blogger and semi-professional drinker recounts the ups and downs of her life in Paris. Full of sass, shamefully honest admissions, and situations that seem too absurd to be true, Vicki makes you feel as if you’re stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

 Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will the French administration ever cut her a break? [provided by the author]



Vicki LesageVicki Lesage is an IT Director by day, writer by night.
And a full-time nerd.
She loves fondue, wine, math, and zombies.
She lives in Paris with her French husband and rambunctious son.

Get in touch:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads



Monday, March 31
Review at Words And Peace

Wednesday, April 2
Review at An Accidental Blog

Thursday, April 3
Review at Book Nerd

Friday, April 4
Review + Excerpt at Books Are Cool
Interview and review at The French Village Diaries

Wednesday, April 9
Review at Lisa’s Yarns