Isabelle Laflèche worked for more than ten years as a corporate attorney in New York City, Montreal, and Toronto before pursuing her passion for writing. Her debut novel J’adore New York is published by Harper Collins CA, along with its sequel J’adore Paris. Her best selling books have now been translated into five languages. She also recently published a guide book to Paris, written during her stay in the city of light while researching her novel J'adore Paris. In addition to being hard at work on her next books, she now writes on culture, literature, and fashion for the Quebec fashion magazine Clin d’oeil. She lives in Montreal, Canada.
Here are ten things you may not know about me:
1) I was stopped on the street in New York City by a psychic who told me to start writing. That moment changed my life. 2) I'm a major jazz fan. My favorite artists? Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Cécile McLorin Salvant. 3) I love to dance. (Anywhere, including on tables. ) 4) I danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the age of nineteen in a nightclub in Paris. ( see #3 above.) 4) I now live mostly in the country and I ADORE it. 5) I have a serious vintage shopping habit and a vintage jewelry collection that could rival that of Iris Apfel's. 6) I hope to be and look as fabulous as Iris Apfel when I get older. 7) I once worked fourteen hour days reviewing legal documents as a corporate attorney. One thing it taught me? DISCIPLINE + HARD WORK. You can't build anything without it. 8) I love to watch The Voice. 9) I hope to live by the ocean one day. 10) Yoga has changed my life, in a good way. You should try it too.
Romancière et amoureuse des Lettres, Isabelle Laflèche est l’auteure de deux best-sellers: J’adore New York et J’adore Paris. Ses romans sont publiés au Canada anglais et français, en Allemagne, en Pologne et en République tchèque. Avocate dans une ancienne vie, elle a pratiqué à Toronto, New York et Montréal avant de quitter la toge pour l’écriture. Elle est l’auteure d’un blogue pour le magazine Clin d’œil qui traite de culture, de société et de mode.
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