A virtual media and web consultant by day and author by night, Carolyn Davenport-Moncel moved to Paris from Chicago, her hometown, in 2001. In Paris, she started the first English-speaking Virtual Assistance firm. Known for her online articles on media relations, Moncel owns MotionTemps, LLC, a Digital Project and Web Content Management firm with offices in Chicago, Paris and Geneva; and its subsidiary, Mondavé Communications, a media relations training and publishing company. She has written, placed articles and been featured in such diverse publications as Entrepreneur.com, Expatica.com, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Wired News, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Bonjour Paris, and PrissyMag.com. She currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husband and two daughters Encounters in Paris is her first work of fiction. Her next collection of short stories, 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover will debut in fall 2011.
Anne-Marie Watson, the country's first female Commander-in-Chief is facing the "mother" of all dilemmas. When a young, female Army Captain disappears just outside Mogadishu, the president and her all-male national security team must devise a plan that will save her life within 72 hours, a rescue that also threathens the lives of the brave international operatives assigned to her mission.
Passengers traveling aboard a TGV train from Paris to Geneva one summer evening casually disclose very intimate, truthful details that could potentially transform their lives either for the better or for the worst.
For 55-year-old Anne-Sophie LeBrune, life is tough enough without having to face menopause and a cheating husband to boot. All the changes needed in her life (both physically and emotionally) collide one night, leaving her with only one unanswered question: Will she make the right choice in order to set her life on the right path once and for all?
Is there a proper way to grieve the loss of a child? This is the question Lydia Riley, a 33-year-old mother, must confront when her only daughter becomes ill and dies unexpectedly.. A chance encounter with a young stranger helps her come to terms with her loss and finally find acceptance and peace.
In 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover, author Carolyn Moncel returns with a fresh batch of stories based on love and loss. Encounters in Paris' Ellery and Julien Roulet return, picking up their lives where the short story, "Pandora`s Box Revisited," ends. This time the Roulets are involved in a love triangle and must explore how love relationships are affected and splinter beyond repair.
Ellery Roulet, a 35-year-old African-American PR executive living in Paris thinks she has the perfect life until trouble enters her world via job loss, infidelity, and death. When Ellery’s world changes at five different periods of time over a ten-year span, she quickly learns that it is how she chooses to deal with life’s trickiest situations that shapes her soul.