Véronique F. Courtois

Biography

Born in Versailles and raised in Paris, Véronique F. Courtois graduated from Paris-III Sorbonne Nouvelle (M.A. in American Studies / Translation French-English) while working for an American Junior Year Abroad Program in Paris.
She went on to teach French Culture and Cinema at Tufts and Boston University for 15 years. She graduated from the School of Communications at Boston University (M.S. in Advertising & Public Relations).
Since settling in Los Angeles 15 years ago, she has worked as a French Instructor at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute and has been privately tutoring students from many horizons (high-school students, actors, business people, etc.)
Shortly after graduating from UCLA with a Certificate in Film Distribution & Marketing, she worked for several film distribution companies.
In 2004, she founded her own film distribution company, Casque d’or films. In 2008, she wrote, directed an animated short that premiered at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. In 2010, she wrote and directed an animated short series entitled THE QUEER PET ADVENTURES. Both titles are currently distributed in French and German territories.
She is now working on several French-English translation workbooks, a sequel to The Parisian Adventures of Kimberly and Franco-American & action screenplays.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, very vividly I might add. I must have been around 7 or 8 years-old. I had been stuck at home with the flu and my Mother brought me a little book with a red and golden cover entitled ROBINSON CRUSOE. And it took me on a such an incredible journey of discovery and fantasy that I realized the power novels had on imagination.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are:
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Crime of the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos
The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Books

The Parisian Adventures of Kimberly/Les aventures parisiennes de Kimberly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,270. Language: French. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » French, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Finally, an original and sexy French reader for intermediate to advanced students of French! The Parisian Adventures of Kimberly/Les aventures parisiennes de Kimberly tells the story of a young and single American attorney, whose adventures will take you on a wild and romantic ride through Paris. The story is divided in 55 chapters with new vocabulary words translated right after each paragraph.

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