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Author Interview: Kristin Espinasse

Kristin Espinasse at Shakespeare & Co (photo by Adrian Leeds,

Kristin Espinasse is the writer behind the popular French-Word-A-Day blog and the author of Words in a French Life. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kristin in Paris a few times now and can report she is just as warm and wonderful in person as she is on the web.

Thanks to Kristin for answering a few of my questions.

You’ve created your own unique style of writing – real-life vignettes infused with French vocabulary. I would recognize a Kristin Espinasse story anywhere! How did the idea for French-Word-A-Day come about and how has it evolved over the years?

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Kristin Espinasse: Of Bribes and Wine

Kristin Espinasse at Shakespeare & Co

Kristin Espinasse writes the popular French Word a Day blog, is a published Simon & Schuster author, yet remains humble and gracious beyond measure.

To think, she thought she needed a “bribe” to get booked at Shakespeare & Co! We would have come out just for her (though there’s no denying the audience appreciated the bribe: large quantities of her husband’s organic wines).

Kristin talked about how when you put your heart into something, it becomes universal. Her example was writing, but really it can be anything.

She must have looked around – a packed house on two levels, people crammed in every nook and cranny (of a bookstore where every nook and cranny seems already to be filled) – and seen that belief manifested.

Let’s raise a toast to our passions; they are the most precious things we own.

paris (im)perfect?

Sion Dayson is paris (im)perfect. Writer, dreamer, I moved to France on – no exaggerating – a romantic whim. As you can imagine, a lot can go wrong (and very right!) with such a (non)plan. These are the (im)perfect stories that result.

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