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Eva Pasco

Eva Pasco

An Enlightening Quiche

Two headstrong women in their forties coming from different moral directions clash:

AUGUSTA BERGERON: Dysfunctional. Deceptive. Demure. More than meets the eye at face value, and stuck in a holding pattern, the town siren engages in reckless behavior she attributes to maternal abandonment until she eggs-humes her mother’s quiche recipe.

LINDSAY METCALFE: Pedigreed. Privileged. Proper. Mourning the recent death of her mother, the historian-in-residence hailing from Boston, sets out to preserve the legacy of an impoverished mill, but gets more than she bargains for when taking a self-centered adolescent under her wing.

Their alternating first-person narratives relate how an heirloom quiche recipe and baking rivalry between two bosom buddies redress erroneous assumptions, misdeeds, unleashed secrets, and malicious intent—all of which wreak havoc, altering the lives of those affected from the fallout of a tragedy.




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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

A Jill-of-all-Trades in the progression of life until I earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees: a factory fatale gluing eyes on pairs of lion slippers at Capitol Heel Lining; collating booklets at Sidney-Higgins Bookbinding; getting downright dirty while screwing at H & H Screw Products; medical secretary; teaching in the third-grade classroom trenches.

Undergoing a midlife restlessness after retirement, I revived my dormant flair for writing.

*WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Writers/readers/Jacks & Jills of all trades-- share your hobby/special interest, career path, or unique life experience.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments


1 – I hail from Rhode Island where we drop the letter “r”: cah, chowdah, cellah

2 - During childhood, I became the willing victim of Toni Home Perms.

3 - I recoil in horror at the sight of a snake.

4 - My year-round beverages of choice: iced coffee, tomato juice, and grape juice.

5- I enjoy walks along the seashore during all four seasons.

6 – A perfume aficionado, my current signature fragrance is 80s powerhouse—Giorgio!

7 – My typical response when presented with a suggestion I’m loath to comply – “I’d rather poke a knitting needle in my eye!”

8– I can do a mean rendition of Natasha Fatale from ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ – “Boris, dollink!”

9 – Favorite song: At Last by Etta James.

10 – All-time favorite movie: Casablanca (which wends its way throughout my novel, by the way)

*GO AHEAD! If you're gracious enough to peruse my Author Showcase--post a random fact about yourself.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

A US native from the state of RHODE ISLAND, one of my author trademarks is that of infusing geographic entities, historic landmarks, and regional culture throughout my novels.

In conjunction with my fictitious mill, “Brulé Bookbinding Co.,” I delve into the history of SLATER MILL, the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the US, established in 1793. Tour the museum: http://www.slatermill.org/

*PRIDE OF PLACE – Share a noteworthy/favorite historic landmark or tourist attraction from your locale.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Regional cuisine is an integral part of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE.

DYNAMITE: Stove-top pride of French-Canadian immigrants.

Excerpt from Chapter 20: “In a flash of greased lightning, Gabe and Augusta head to downtown Woonsocket for Castle Luncheonette, one of few Rhode Island eateries that serve a Canuck’s stiffer and spicier version of Sloppy Joe.”




If you’d like the recipe, I included it in one of my previously published essays at Authors Den - “Rhode Read: Northern RI’s Dynamite”: http://tinyurl.com/zpxrlny

*FOOD PORN DARE: Go ahead, make us salivate! Share a favorite regional dish.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

FEMME FATALE - NAME A DAME

AUGUSTA BERGERON, my alpha female, elevates AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE to Chick Lit with Wit & Grit.

Deceptive! Demure! Decadent! She fits the description of a “Femme Fatale” – villainous, morally loose, and exuding an aura of mystery.

*WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE FEMME FATALE? Whether she struts her stuff in literature, history, or film--NAME A DAME and leave a caption about her.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

PLAYLIST: I’ve chosen 10 songs referenced or alluded to in AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE, and uploaded them to my virtual jukebox:

Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Uht...

As Time Goes by from ‘Casablanca’:
http://tinyurl.com/hv7duyo

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEI...

Wicked Game by Chris Isaak:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D3Nl...

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM4gl...

Closing Time by Leonard Cohen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0lV...

Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPlG...

Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyhJ6...

I Heard it through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBd...

*SHARE what music inspires you to go about your business or get through the day.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments
Since the movie, ‘Casablanca,' and its themes figure prominently in AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE—

*LET’S GET REEL!

*STAR IN YOUR OWN MOVIE: Come up with a title for your own autobiographical film. Choose a leading actor or actress you think would best portray you on the screen.

Mine is ‘Spirited Filly’ starring Susan Sarandon.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

If you have 39 seconds to spare, enjoy my "dynamite" Official Book Trailer for AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE (Contemporary Women's Fiction with Romance):

https://youtu.be/cpzLrUvLhZA


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments BOOK TEASER - just one of the harbingers of unforeseen plot twists and turns in AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE:

From Chapter 11 ...

AUGUSTA: Just as a note from Mrs. Blais had enticed me to sift through stowed away sagas inside a leather crypt and revived my dormant flair for writing, Tante’s recent memoir had me scrambling inside the keepsake box for the index card bearing the brunt of a quiche recipe whose basic ingredient of spinach packed a Popeye punch to knock the wind out of a brute. I glided my fingers over the scanty fragments of my mother’s legacy, absorbing her wretchedness through parched ink still resolute in its faded glory.

Genetically endowed with Simone’s temperament, exotic features, and allure, I followed in her footsteps. Both of us derailed off righteous paths and marginally skirting brinks of disaster from having suffered the scourges of maternal abandonment.

Tante’s memoir illuminated the significance of a recipe I intended to follow exactement in revival for my birthday gathering.

Though a breakthrough for me at the time, it hadn’t yet sliced all the way through the custard as to why Monique felt compelled to salvage this from a trash basket at my mother’s last known whereabouts for me to warrant its reclamation an enlightening quiche with far-reaching effects.

An Enlightening Quiche




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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Since the official publication of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE (Paperback- August 22, 2016; eBook - September 2016)-- the novel has merited:

Underground Book Reviews "Perfect Pitch Pick": http://ow.ly/DPW2305IZRM

5-Stars from Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review: http://tinyurl.com/j3na3h4

Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review: http://tinyurl.com/zhapjmc

Fiction Finalist & 5-Star Review from ATAI (Authors Talk About It): http://tinyurl.com/jgxsa42

2 of 9 Current Goodreads/Listopia Ranks:

1st out of 17 Books (Must Reads by New Authors)

1st out of 75 Books (Books Set in Rhode Island)

https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/3...


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

By now, I hope I've whet your appetite for acquiring a copy of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE.

As Bogie might say--"If you don’t acquire a copy of the Paperback or eBook, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."

Purchase Links:

Amazon Kindle: http://mybook.to/AnEQuiche

B&N Nook: http://tinyurl.com/hm23t6w

*To acquire an autographed/personalized copy at 40% off retail--head directly to the link at Authors Den Signed Bookstore for yours ($19.95 + $3.50 s/h):

http://tinyurl.com/jkmqhpa

Bon Appétit!


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

An ENLIGHTENING Exposé:

“We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.” (Saul Bellow)

I deemed it necessary to write the book I wanted to read next, where the lines of demarcation between fiction and non-fiction are seamless.

1 – My preferred writing genre is Contemporary Women’s Fiction which affords me the medium to tap into significant issues affecting the lives of women over-forty by creating characters who grapple with, confront, and overcome their personal dilemmas, thereby empowering them to make profound life changes for the better.

2- Set in northern Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, the story is enriched with historic landmarks, geographic entities, and regional culture.

3- A longtime resident of Lincoln, Rhode Island, I loosely based my fictitious, French-Canadian mill town of Beauchemins on the village of Manville where I taught for 29 years, striving to preserve its charm, warmth, and folksiness.

4 - Fabricating my fictitious mill, “Brulé Bookbinding Co.,” I envisioned it by the minor Blackstone River Falls as its historical predecessor, “American Tourister Luggage,” now “Highland Falls”—a condo complex. I researched the founding of Albion, Rhode Island and the construction of the mill, substituting facts with fiction in the story.

5 - In construing the day-to-day antiquated operations of Brulé Bookbinding Co., I resurrected memories from my own college summer employment at Sidney-Higgins Bookbinding Co. which was part of the Wanskuck Mill complex on Branch Ave., Providence, RI.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments
(Wanskuck Mill - Providence, Rhode Island)

Labor-intensive memories that "tie in" to the impoverished mill in my novel:

Prior to publication of my second novel in the genre of Contemporary Women’s Fiction, I had posted daily book bits on my Facebook timeline, and anthologized each of them in “30 Enlightening Elements from AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE” at Authors Den.

Veering in the direction of posting “Behind-the-Scene Notes” pertaining to writing the novel, had necessitated my delving into the Industrial Revolution and the subsequent rise of mills along the Blackstone River in northern Rhode Island—namely, my fictitious Brulé Bookbinding Co., constructed by memories retained from seasonal employment at Sidney-Higgins Bookbinding Co. during my freshman and sophomore college years. Memories sprouting through the cracks of yesteryear are vivid as yesterday's news.

Like the previous mill I worked in when I turned sixteen, Sidney-Higgins occupied a part of the old Wanskuck Mill complex on Branch Avenue in Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence. Battered and glass-shattered, the Wanskuck stood its weed-littered ground on turf from a bygone era when the falls of the West River and Wanskuck Pond powered its machinery.

Hired by Mr. Gardner, the owner, for a wage above minimum at $1.85/hour, the small company comprised of 8 people and a foreman, took me into their “fold,” no pun intended. Manny, Skip, and Jim operated the heavy-duty machinery. Ray, the foreman, stood before the helm of the Heidelberg Polar Cutter and stepped away whenever he parceled out work to the elderly female work force. Namely--Betty, Edith, Jeanette, Bea, and Eve.

There’d be days we’d hang around playing cards waiting for a job to come in. When it got especially busy during one summer, I took in my neighbor, Rachel. Ray brought in his daughter, Jane. Jim rustled up his son Jim, and Jim in turn recruited his girlfriend, Gail. The owner hired two rich college boys who couldn’t do any wrong by association—Dave and Rick. Betty rallied her neighbor’s son, Joe, an aspiring priest who attended a seminary.

In the same age bracket, and thrown together by happenstance, we shared some good times during lunch break. I fondly remember climbing out the window and eating lunch on one of the tar roof landings littered with smashed 45 rpms, residue from the mill next door. I managed to salvage a couple of discards still in one piece.

Of course, all of this bric-a-brac didn’t wend its way to Brulé Bookbinding Co., the impoverished mill in my novel. However, the labor-intensive jobs I describe in detail certainly did: collating, hole-punching, feeding the saddle-stitcher, combing. Paper cuts were by-products in the line of duty throughout my temporary employment.

I’d be remiss if I left out my high-pitched swan song by the “round-cornering” machine which involved leaning back a tad to step on a pedal which brought down a blade similar to a guillotine that swiftly and sharply lopped off the square corners on a stack of lined paper. Next!

I didn’t feel a thing. Like something out of a horror movie, I espied my own blood gushing everywhere and couldn’t fathom why. In a state of shock, I couldn’t comprehend that I’d inadvertently round-cornered the tip of my pinky finger, which, by the way, is none the worse from the wear and tear of being in a bind with stitches.


Memoir: "My First Job: Run-of-the-MILL Wisdom"
http://tinyurl.com/hd8pxz2

*SHARE your first job held while moonlighting, or in a state of flux.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Interview Byte: What was your greatest ADVERSITY?

The first adversity affecting the writing process occurred during the drafting of my second novel which I had begun while awaiting publication of my debut novel. I’ll define this adversity as an “occupational hazard” of a newbie Indie author discovering I had to market and promote my first novel. So, having written three chapters for the second, I set the manuscript aside, fully intending to get back to it—soon!

Punching a time card in 2008, I began binge writing my way out of obscurity by adding dimension to the art of storytelling. Having grown up in the Sixties, I drew upon those experiences to compose my first Memoir, “A Mini Tribute” (to Twiggy), and submitted it for publication at ‘The Sixties Official Site.’ When the webmaster graciously invited me to write more, and offered to set up my own page there, I eagerly accepted and turned out a Memoir every week for approximately two years, totalling100.

I then composed over two dozen “Retro 60s Flashbacks” to add to my repertoire at “The Sixties with Eva Pasco” page. Far out! Celebrating ten years on the web, earning the accolade, “Baby Boomer’s Top Choice Sixties Website,” I’m proud to be an integral part.

http://the60sofficialsite.com/The-Six...

In conjunction with the setting of Rhode Island in my first novel as well as the second I had put aside—‘An Enlightening Quiche’—it inspired me to write ezine articles on glorifying my state’s classic foods, historic landmarks, tourist attractions, and cultural idiosyncrasies. Each essay posted for posterity at Authors Den is prefaced with “Rhode Read.”

Between all of this writing frenzy and marketing the first novel, the manuscript lay dormant.

However, I’ll define the greatest adversities coming around the bend as “life’s hairpin turns” which I elaborate on in an interview hosted by Ty Findlay:

http://tinyurl.com/hstwm8v

*So, feel free to share an ADVERSITY and how you overcame it.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Interview Byte: At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?

The realization of my fascination with books and how much I loved to read hit me when I was a third grader at the age of nine. I was so smitten with 'The Wizard of Oz' that I signed it out from our school library several weeks in a row to read it again and again.

Flying solo as an only child stimulated my imagination which served me well, for I started writing by the age of twelve. A malfunction in the electrical wiring which caused our doorbell to ring automatically, prompted me to compose, “The Mystery of the Midnight Doorbell” which involved secret codes and a smuggling ring. Yeah, baby!

I continued pounding the keys on my girly-pink Tom Thumb typewriter to compose several mysteries and serial spy thrillers under the auspices of a fictitious organization—I.N.T.R.I.G.U.E. Who knew I had a leg up on the popular Sixties TV series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.!

In high school, I wrote a romance novella which earned its place on a library shelf. The book, a sheaf of orange typing paper fastened together with mod magazine cutouts on the cover, caused quite a stir until it disappeared. The bulldoggish librarian who reluctantly allowed my Chick Lit in the library at the urging of several classmates, told me it was stolen. Years later, when thinking back, I believe she trashed my enterprise.

The rigors of college, and the demands placed on a rewarding teaching career, shelved further creative writing ambitions until I retired from the profession. With time on my hands, midlife restlessness reactivated my imagination.

When I retired from teaching, midlife restlessness revived my dormant flair for writing, resulting in the publication of my debut novel, Underlying Notes – first printing (2007); second printing (2009); Kindle Edition (2014). While working on my second novel, other writing detours in the form of Memoirs, Retro 60s Flashbacks, and essays pertaining to Rhode Island delayed its completion.

*If you're a writer, how did it all start for you?


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Interview Byte: Do you have any unusual writing habits?

While I’m rarely at a loss for words, bursts of brilliance for how to best articulate an idea or parlay snatches of dialog, overtake me when I’m away from the keyboard doing housework. I immediately turn off the vacuum or abandon my dust cloth to heed my inner voice by scribbling the message on a notebook kept on my desk for this purpose.

Another quirk of mine is to play music conducive for plying my mood to write a scene. For example, listening to “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaak provided the heat I needed to better convey my thoughts:

An excerpt from Chapter 10 - “Timing may be everything, but so is tempo when it comes to priming one’s libido for ribald, raunchy sex! Strange, what a woman’s desire can influence her to fantasize through envisioning a wicked game of trailing an ice cube from sternum to steel-panel abs on a select male!”

*Do you have any unusual writing or reading habit (s)?


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments

Interview Byte: When you are writing, tell me about the emotions that are running through you and what it takes to work alongside them.

Fond of billing my novels as: Women’s F-r-r-iction, Chick Lit with Wit & Grit, or Fiction with Conviction—I explore the gamut of inner conflicts: convention vs. rebellion; fate vs. free will; loyalty vs. betrayal; unbridled love vs. sacrifice; death--inevitable or tragic?

In the midst of writing, raw emotions get my adrenalin pumping to stage the scene with words. I welcome this and take advantage of channeling my protagonist’s pain. An excerpt from CHAPTER 15:

Augusta – “An inconvenient truth lay in the acquisition of a whiskey-soured premonition of a lost soul past her prime groping in the darkness through the thicket of another decade, then another, ravished by the winds of change. A vision of myself as a ghoul from Christmases Yet to Come appeared in the guise of a long-in-the-tooth trollop flicking fried-dyed hair and wearing age-inappropriate, skintight attire tautly stretched over my butt of a joke. A comparable image satirized every night by Cohen at closing time inside the chamber of Chuggers put the fear of God in me.”

*Augusta favors Whiskey Sours. If you viewed "10 Random Facts About Me," you already know my liquid libations.

What's your poison?


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Aliya DalRae | 40 comments Eva wrote: "

A Jill-of-all-Trades in the progression of life until I earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees: a factory fatale gluing eyes on pairs of lion slippers at Capitol Heel Lining; ..."


Hi Eva! I'm an author too, but when I'm not writing or working as an admin, my third job is caning chairs and restoring antiques and furniture with my husband!


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Josephine Bird | 31 comments Eva wrote: "


1 – I hail from Rhode Island where we drop the letter “r”: cah, chowdah, cellah

2 - During childhood, I became the willing victim of Toni Home Perms.

3 - I recoil in horror at the sight of a..."


It's really interesting to know some personal things about authors when you read their books.
"Look, dahlink... 'Tis Moose!"


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Lyra Shanti (lyrashanti) | 57 comments Augusta sounds like a sexy good time. How did she get to be such a femme fatale?


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Lyra Shanti (lyrashanti) | 57 comments Also, do you like quiche? Is it, like, one of your fave foods? Why did you pick quiche as the recipe of fate? Lol


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Lyra wrote: "Augusta sounds like a sexy good time. How did she get to be such a femme fatale?"

Lyra,

Thanks for asking. As for how Augusta earns the rep of a femme fatale or town siren--she herself attributes this to maternal abandonment. Through her resentment and rebellious nature, she ends up emulating and rivaling her mother's reckless behaviors, and abhors herself in the process.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Lyra wrote: "Also, do you like quiche? Is it, like, one of your fave foods? Why did you pick quiche as the recipe of fate? Lol"

Lyra,

Without rhyme or reason, I incorporated one of my quiche recipes to maintain the "French-Canadian" flavor of the story I began to weave over the course of approximately 8 yrs.


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Lyra Shanti (lyrashanti) | 57 comments Eva wrote: "Lyra wrote: "Also, do you like quiche? Is it, like, one of your fave foods? Why did you pick quiche as the recipe of fate? Lol"

Lyra,

Without rhyme or reason, I incorporated one of my quiche reci..."



Ah! That makes sense. It totally works!

And poor Augusta. I relate... Not to being a sexy siren, but parent abandonment. It does strange things to the brain and is quite a test of spirit.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Aliya wrote: "Eva wrote: "

A Jill-of-all-Trades in the progression of life until I earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees: a factory fatale gluing eyes on pairs of lion slippers at Capitol H..."


Aliya,

You seem to have an interesting, eclectic assortment of jobs all at once, whereas I progressed from one to the other until I began my teaching career. Caning chairs sounds fascinating as it seems to be a dying art.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Josephine wrote: "Eva wrote: "


1 – I hail from Rhode Island where we drop the letter “r”: cah, chowdah, cellah

2 - During childhood, I became the willing victim of Toni Home Perms.

3 - I recoil in horror at th..."


Hi, Josephine

LOL - It's not like I could put my Natasha accent to good use!


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Josephine Bird | 31 comments Eva wrote: "

FEMME FATALE - NAME A DAME

AUGUSTA BERGERON, my alpha female, elevates AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE to Chick Lit with Wit & Grit.

Deceptive! Demure! Decadent! She fits the description of a “Femme F..."


I just love Queen Elizabeth I of England.
She wasn't going to let any man tell her what to do, or take her throne and rule in her name.
She sure had them laying their cloaks at her feet, though.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Josephine wrote: "Eva wrote: "

FEMME FATALE - NAME A DAME

AUGUSTA BERGERON, my alpha female, elevates AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE to Chick Lit with Wit & Grit.

Deceptive! Demure! Decadent! She fits the description o..."


Josephine,

Great nomination!

Although Queen Elizabeth I didn't look the part, she didn't lack for suitors and "reigned" to the nth degree!


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Ame Terra | 29 comments I'm reading your book now. I've been sidetracked but I've enjoyed the first couple of chapters. I feel right at home with all the references to the area of New England that I grew up on. Do you plan on writing more stories about Rhode Island?


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Ame wrote: "I'm reading your book now. I've been sidetracked but I've enjoyed the first couple of chapters. I feel right at home with all the references to the area of New England that I grew up on. Do you pla..."

Ame,

I'm delighted you're in the midst of reading 'An Enlightening Quiche'! Yes, in fact, a third novel is fermenting in my brain--and, it most definitely will take place in Rhode Island. A totally different novel in a different part of the state. Thank you for asking.


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J.B. Richards (amazoncomauthorjb_richards) | 34 comments Hi, Eva!
I was wondering if you've ever envisioned your novel as a movie or miniseries, and if so, who would play the lead characters?


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Hi, J.B.

I certainly do intend to pursue film adaptation. And, if that should happen--I'd love Susan Sarandon to play Monique, the beautician. I'm not sure who would play the leading roles of Augusta, Lindsay, or Estelle.


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R.M. Gauthier | 18 comments A.F. wrote: "

Eva Pasco

Eva Pasco

An Enlightening Quiche

Two headstrong women in their forties coming from different moral directions clash:

AUGUSTA B..."


I encourage everyone to read this book, I gave it a 5 star review and I'm sure you will too! Highly recommended!


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J.B. Richards (amazoncomauthorjb_richards) | 34 comments Eva wrote: "Hi, J.B.

I certainly do intend to pursue film adaptation. And, if that should happen--I'd love Susan Sarandon to play Monique, the beautician. I'm not sure who would play the leading roles of Augu..."


What do you think of Julianne Moore as Augusta?


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments J.B. wrote: "Eva wrote: "Hi, J.B.

I certainly do intend to pursue film adaptation. And, if that should happen--I'd love Susan Sarandon to play Monique, the beautician. I'm not sure who would play the leading r..."


J.B.

Julianne Moore would be perfect. I admire her work very much and always envision her as a woman who takes no guff--just like Augusta!


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments R.M. wrote: "A.F. wrote: "

Eva Pasco

Eva Pasco

An Enlightening Quiche

Two headstrong women in their forties coming from different moral directions clas..."


R.M.,

Thank you very much for weighing in. I hope other readers who cruise by will take you up on your endorsement!


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Josephine Bird | 31 comments Eva wrote: "

A US native from the state of RHODE ISLAND, one of my author trademarks is that of infusing geographic entities, historic landmarks, and regional culture throughout my novels.

In conjunction w..."


I live in Australia, so I guess our most famous icons are Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, and then Uluru.

I've travelled in the US and have been to most of the New England states, but I didn't go to Rhode Island. Maybe next time!


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Josephine Bird | 31 comments Eva wrote: "

Regional cuisine is an integral part of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE.

DYNAMITE: Stove-top pride of French-Canadian immigrants.

Excerpt from Chapter 20: “In a flash of greased lightning, Gabe and Au..."


What I really miss is poutine. OMG.


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Josephine Bird | 31 comments Eva wrote: "Josephine wrote: "Eva wrote: "

FEMME FATALE - NAME A DAME

AUGUSTA BERGERON, my alpha female, elevates AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE to Chick Lit with Wit & Grit.

Deceptive! Demure! Decadent! She fits..."


Thank you!


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Josephine wrote: "Eva wrote: "

A US native from the state of RHODE ISLAND, one of my author trademarks is that of infusing geographic entities, historic landmarks, and regional culture throughout my novels.

In c..."


Josephine,

Thank you for sharing a smattering of Aussie landmark attractions. Should you ever find yourself back in New England, I think you would fall in love with Rhode Island's shoreline and the marvels along it.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Josephine wrote: "Eva wrote: "

Regional cuisine is an integral part of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE.

DYNAMITE: Stove-top pride of French-Canadian immigrants.

Excerpt from Chapter 20: “In a flash of greased lightning,..."


Josephine,

While I'm not aware of any Rhode Island eateries that serve poutine, the fictitious "Gene's Luncheonette" in Beauchemins does.


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Lyra Shanti (lyrashanti) | 57 comments Josephine wrote: "What I really miss is poutine. OMG. "


I imagine I'd love the gravy part, but cheese curds on it? Eww. No. lol


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India | 5 comments Eva wrote: "

A US native from the state of RHODE ISLAND, one of my author trademarks is that of infusing geographic entities, historic landmarks, and regional culture throughout my novels.

In conjunction w..."


Hi Eva :) Hope you're having a great time at the con.

As I live on the edge of the Black Forest, it would be rude not to leave a culinary treat

http://www.blackforest-tourism.com/In...


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments India wrote: "Eva wrote: "

A US native from the state of RHODE ISLAND, one of my author trademarks is that of infusing geographic entities, historic landmarks, and regional culture throughout my novels.

In c..."


Hi, India

The gateau looks simply divine! I'd certainly be proud of those black cherries! Thank you for sharing!


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Lyra wrote: "Josephine wrote: "What I really miss is poutine. OMG. "


I imagine I'd love the gravy part, but cheese curds on it? Eww. No. lol"


Lyra,

Poutine does not sound appealing to my palette either. Way too soggy! I like my fries crisp with the option of vinegar or ketchup.


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Since the SETTING of Rhode Island is an integral part of AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE, I thought I’d share another indigenous food/beverage.

Coffee milk: On July 29, 1993, the Rhode Island State Legislature proclaimed coffee milk as “The Official State Drink of Rhode Island.”



Thirsty for more? Here’s my essay, “Rhode Read:M-O-O for Coffee Milk, RI's Sacred Cow”:

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewa...


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Eva Pasco (EvaPasco) | 55 comments Catch my Rhode Island accent within 15 minutes! Listen in to my featured book interview today on “The Authors Show” where I share the single most important idea in AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE which has potential for adding value to the reader’s life—among other things behind the scene!

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