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Laura Florand is the international bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen books, including the Vie en Roses series (Once Upon a Rose), the Paris Hearts series (All for You), and the Amour et Chocolat series (The Chocolate Thief). Selected by NPR for their Top 100 Romance list, her books have appeared in ten languages, been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence and numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and been recommended by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

She was born in Georgia, but the travel bug bit her early. After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, she ended up livin
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Laura Florand I don't think so. There's a short story about them available to my newsletter subscribers which I hope you might enjoy :) , and they show up a lot in…moreI don't think so. There's a short story about them available to my newsletter subscribers which I hope you might enjoy :) , and they show up a lot in All For You and Sun-Kissed, but right now I'm focusing on other couples and story lines so I don't have anything more in the offing for them right now. I'm glad you enjoyed that couple. I have a big soft spot for those two. <3 (less)
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Thank you. :) That's kind of you to say!

I don't know if I'm any example! I mostly just keep going anyway. You set up a rhythm and keep to it. (I write from 4 or 5 to 7 or 7:30 every morning, for example. A little flexibility in there depending on how late I got to bed or how early my daughter gets up.) You just do it! I write more than that as I can, and I usually can, but in nearly all circumstances except illness or a family emergency, I keep to that daily minimum. But I also believe that sometimes people really *need* to take a break and will come back richer and more productive for it, and that's something we all need to be conscious of. Balancing discipline with an ability to take a vacation. : ) Getting to be "lazy" is good for us, too. (Without feeling guilty about it! That one is a real trick for me, still to this day.)

For motivation...I'm also a big fan of long walks or getting outside to play with your kids or friends, when your brain stalls. I would have a very hard time, if I lived in a place that wasn't good for walking.(less)
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“She loved sinking into her bed on evenings like this, but apparently she shouldn't, because it worried her aunts, who thought she ought to be out dancing. It worried her a little bit, too, because what if they were right, and because sometimes a great loneliness welled up in her and threatened all the dams she built to hold it back. You couldn't cure loneliness by wallowing in it, up above the world, on an island removed from everything. She knew that. But she had such a hard time with all the cures. They seemed rough and brusque and brutal, as if they abused her skin with a pot scrubber . . . forcing herself into a mass of people, a stranger among strangers. . . . But it was much more tempting to curl up with a book under her thick white comforter.

Still, sometimes after she curled up, she regretted her lack of courage and felt bleakly lonely.

It was important to have a really good book.”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Kiss

“It’s true that if
friends can never count on you being there the next time
they need you, the place they leave for you might be very
small. That’s self-defense. If you abandon people—even if it’s
not your fault—they will eventually get over you and find
someone else. Good for them. But you’re an adult now, and
you can build things as deep and as long-lasting as you want
to. I wish you wouldn’t underestimate your ability to make
people love you. - Aunt Aja”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Kiss

“He had suddenly the clearest understanding he had ever had of the way his father had gone so wrong. A man's strength was supposed to be against the outside world; to fight it back from himself and from those he took under his protection: his wife, his children, and for a man strong enough, more people still, people like his employees. To turn it inward, against the very people you had been given the strength to protect, because you couldn't deal with the outward fight, was the ultimate weakness.”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Touch

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Laura Florand Maddevi wrote: "Dear Laura,

I absolutely devoured all your books in two weeks (my boss does not thank you haha). I loved every single of them, some more (Patrick!!) than others. I can't really say that many autho..."


Thank you so much for your wonderful message! This makes me very happy. I'm really glad you're enjoying them, and it makes my day to hear it, so thank you for writing.

For the Chocolate series...All For You launched a spin-off of that series. That makes it a little more "wieldy" for me, since I don't have the rights to all of the original series. And I would like to do a spin-off series from The Chocolate Kiss but we will see how that goes. I'm deep in La Vie en Roses right now.

Thanks again for writing! <3

Laura


Maddevi *-*solemnly swears that she is up to no good*-* Dear Laura,

I absolutely devoured all your books in two weeks (my boss does not thank you haha). I loved every single of them, some more (Patrick!!) than others. I can't really say that many authors have been able to write series wherein each book, hero and heroine, is refreshingly original and absolutely beautiful. The way you can capture Paris, chocolats and perfume scents. Mon Dieu!! I love, absolutely am in love, with your descriptions. So thank you so much. I am having the blues after reading it all and am wondering if you will continue the chocolate series. I would love a prologue for all of them (Patrick!!!).

Well, once again (sorry for all the gushing) thank you for your wonderful writing. You have another fan in me!

Greetings,

Maddevi


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Laura Florand Fera wrote: "Hello! I really enjoyed reading The Chocolate Thief. After finished it, I bought my self my favorite chocolate to eat *although maybe it wouldn't be as delicious as Sylvain Marquis's* :)"
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words. Ha, according to Sylvain, *nobody's* chocolate is as good as his, so you have to do the best you can. :)


message 1: by Fera

Fera Flies Free Hello! I really enjoyed reading The Chocolate Thief. After finished it, I bought my self my favorite chocolate to eat *although maybe it wouldn't be as delicious as Sylvain Marquis's* :)


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