The popular web site www.bonjourparis.com has added a feature where world-famous authors are invited to share their first impressions of Paris and to describe how the City of Lights has changed for them over the years. My input was the second selected. On the site, scroll down to the current posting of "Le Première Fois" ("The First Time") and click on it. Scroll down to my essay, "A Paris Memory by Ed Cobleigh" found with an image of the cover of "The Pilot" The posting includes photos and is in English or at least my version thereof.
Central Coast Writers Conference
Literary lion Diane Donovan published a review of The Pilot: Fighter Planes and Paris on her web site as well as on the Midwest Review of Books. To check it out, click on this link; The Pilot: Fighter Planes and Paris for a laudatory yet inciteful review. An excerpt follows:
"Readers of military fiction might expect this story's fine aviation missions and descriptions; but may be surprised by the added romance revolving around a female character who could be a spy. Readers used to romance may find themselves unexpectedly falling in love with Paris itself. And those who enjoy blends of different facets in a story that engages in battle on more than one level will find The Pilot: Fighter Planes and Paris embraces more than a singular approach."
Held at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA, the Central Coast Writer's Conference takes place 29 Sept-1 Oct 2016. Check it out at cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference. It's one of the premier writers' conferences on the Left Coast. I'll be on the facility, dispensing sage advice and bons mots. The three day event includes workshops, seminars, critique sessions, networking, food, and book sales. Yea!. It's a great way to meet and get to know pro writers, agents, literary personalities (that would be me), and fellow scribblers in a relaxed academic environment. What you won't find are English profs as evidenced by the lack of punctuation (no apostrophe) in the official title.