Paul A. Myers

Biography

Paul A. Myers is the author of the contemporary satirical novel "Greek Bonds and French Ladies," and the history-based novels "A Farewell in Paris," "Paris 1935: Destiny's Crossroads," "Paris 1934: Victory in Retreat" and "Vienna 1934: Betrayal at the Ballplatz." He also publishes short travel culture essays under the series name "French Sketches." Previously, he wrote the maritime history "North to California: The Spanish Voyages of Discovery 1533-1603." He is a self-employed CPA and lives in Claremont CA with his wife Minche, where both are active in fine arts groups. Myers served as co-president of the Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation 2008-2012. Paul and his wife are amateur francophiles and visit France regularly.

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Greek Bonds and French Ladies: A Novel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
It’s 2012 and a hedge fund has bet billions on Greek bonds, playing for big profits on a European Union bail-out. But massive street riots in Athens threaten the windfall. A copy of a secret list of European tax evaders is missing from the French finance ministry. Blackmail threatens the bail-out. Jim and Sophie work with French secret service to outwit foreign agents and save the Greek bail-out.
A Farewell in Paris
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Series: European Political Novels, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
"In this lively novel, Myers clearly demonstrates his familiarity with the intellectual culture of Paris in the 1920s." - Publishers Weekly Select review *** "Few places evoke nostalgia like the City of Light in the 1920s, and Myers doesn't skimp on the literary and historical details in his latest novel...encounters a bevy of famous writers and artists..." - Kirkus Reviews
French Sketches: Monaco, Onassis, and Prince Rainier
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Series: French Sketches, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
In 1950, Prince Rainier became ruler of Monaco while shortly afterwards tanker baron Aristotle Onassis sailed in as the city-state’s largest investor. The two men had different visions for Monaco’s future: should it be a haven for the ultra-rich or a tax haven for a rising class of international millionaires? Ultimately, Prince Rainier prevailed; Onassis sailed away to marry Jackie Kennedy.
French Sketches: Cap Ferrat and Somerset Maugham
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Series: French Sketches, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In 1928, world famous author Somerset Maugham moved into a sumptuous villa on twelve gardened acres on Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Maugham’s marriage to his wife Syrie was behind him; his secretary and companion Gregory Haxton was with him. And so Maugham lived at his beloved Villa Mauresque until his death in 1965. This essay highlights an adventurous life lived amongst great splendor.
French Sketches: Cap d'Antibes and the Murphys
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Series: French Sketches, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Gerald and Sara Murphy, a wealthy young American couple, arrived in Paris in 1921 and walked into the Modernist cultural revolution sweeping through France. They were charter members of the Lost Generation chronicled so poignantly by Ernest Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises." In 1925 the couple moved into their beautiful home, the Villa America, on Cap d'Antibes where they famously entertained.
Clerk! The Vietnam Memoir of Paul A. Myers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Infantry PFC Paul A. Myers was assigned to the elite operations section G-3 at Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, at Camp Eagle in March 1970 as clerk for the Doctrine, Organization, and Training Section. From this vantage point, he followed the infantry and air war in the northern two provinces of South Vietnam, the corner where the DMZ, Laos, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam intersect.
Paris 1935: Destiny's Crossroads
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Series: European Political Novels, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 84,890. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Madame Lambert meets American diplomat Dexter Jones. Dedicated to her official work, the widow resists romance while becoming intrigued with the charming diplomat as he escorts her to salons across the Left Bank cultural scene. Romance ripens into commitment as momentous events unfold as the French attempt to face the Ethiopian crisis while countering the Nazi threat in the German Rhineland.
Paris 1934: Victory in Retreat
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Series: European Political Novels, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,810. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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In Depression-era France, Sorbonne student Sandrine works with American reporters covering momentous political battles raging on the streets of Paris. In summer, she pursues amorous adventures of her own during the festive Bastille Day celebrations. Destinies intersect in October 1934 when a Yugoslav king arrives in France for an important state visit and a historically startling climax.
Vienna 1934: Betrayal at the Ballplatz
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Series: European Political Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
German-backed Nazis move to overthrow Chancellor Dollfuss’s fascist government and deliver Austria to Hitler’s Reich. Foreign correspondent Geoffrey Ashbrook returns to Vienna to write dispatches for his London paper and secret reports for the British cabinet. But Ashbrook has a second secret mission: to find out why his fiancée Anna Marie Linden has mysteriously broken off their engagement.