First of all, I’m going to be another one of those starting their newsletters with “I hope you’re safe and well during these times.” I know! Every email you get these days starts out that way. But how else to begin a communication to people you care about? The thing is, I do hope you’re safe and well, because we are living in perilous times and I can’t pretend that we’re not.
Second of all, a year has passed since Mistress of the Ritz was published in hardcover, and today, it’s out in paperback. An entire year—and boy, so much has changed. A year ago I was on a plane every day, zipping in and out of hotels, meeting so many readers—shaking hands, hugging, all things that today seem unthinkable. It is a very strange thing to launch a new book, even a paperback release, from within the confines of my house, unable to get out and visit bookstores and readers, spot my book in the wild at airports, etc. A very strange thing.
So what is an author to do?
Use a little magic! A little magic to whisk her away to Paris, and the fabulous Hotel Ritz, and relive her time there, when she got to go behind the scenes and learn more about this iconic hotel. So please join me, won’t you, as we virtually hold hands and hop across the pond to the City of Light?