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In Provence, 2012


My name is Jennie and I’ve been blogging since 2009.

I write about French history, culture, language and tourism. I also cook French foods with an odd-twist because I am both gluten-intolerant and a recovering addict. So I make all my dishes using substitutes for wine and gluten.

I blog about faith, which I came to later in life. It’s not that I didn’t believe in God before, but I rarely considered him until I’d suffered enough to need him.

I am a Bible geek. I usually remember what I read and where I read it, which thrills me so much I write a lot of geeky Bible posts. I’m also a liberal fundamentalist. I am fundamental when it comes to the scriptures and believe that you have to obey them in addition to relying on the incredible grace given to us through Jesus. But politically I’m rather liberal. And I’m devoutly liberal in love and friendship, no matter a person’s race, religion or sexual orientation.

I battle depression and I’m filled with hope. I write about those things, and also about struggles with weight, and self-esteem, and grief. I write vulnerably.

I have traveled a lot. I’ve lived in Asia, Africa, New York City, and now France. When someone suggested I write a memoir, I finally did it. It’s called A Lady in France just like my blog. For now.

The memoir got great reviews, but the critics said it was too long and they were right. I’m currently working on the abridged version, which will be out this fall under a more relatable title. I also published a children’s book, called Happy People Everywhere. And I finished a romance novel in the style of a modern day regency, but I need to polish it up. I’ll let you know when it’s out.

Fifteen years ago, a French man loved me and I loved him back. We got married and had three kids who speak English with an accent.

And that’s pretty much it! Feel free to share my photos (except family pictures please), my words and my recipes without my permission, as long as you link back to me.  If would like to contact me, I can be reached by e-mail at aladyinfrance@gmail.com on Facebook, and on Twitter (@aladyinfrance).

Thank you for reading my blog.


I don’t accept sponsored guest posts, but will consider reviewing products and services. You can also advertise by clicking on the link below. Media kit available upon request. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


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