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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bonjour 40 Giveaway!

{ The author herself in Paris }

I'm thrilled today to host my very first giveaway on Austen Hill! One lucky reader will win an autographed copy of Karen A. Chase's fabulous book Bonjour 40: A Paris travel log (40 years, 40 days, 40 seconds)

"If Karen A. Chase absolutely had to turn 40, she decided she could do it gracefully in Paris… for nearly 40 days. Her travel journal, filled with daily humorous, insightful, and detailed glimpses into her Paris adventures, each of which can be read in about 40 seconds are combined photographs and longer stories about living in France for the month."

To win your very own copy:

1. Like Austen Hill and Karen A. Chase on Facebook
2. Answer this question in the comment section for Austen Hill or on Facebook,

    "When I imagine myself in Paris I'm wearing ________"

The contest will be open all week so you have till Friday to think of the perfect addition to your Paris wardrobe. The winner will be picked at random and we'll make the announcement next Monday right here on Austen Hill! Good luck!


  1. To find my (Karen's) FB page, go to

  2. Already like both on FB!

    When I imagine myself in Paris I'm wearing the dress I bought there on my honeymoon! It's just a cheap little thing, but it feels so Parisian to me somehow. I miss Paris!!

    Strive to Thrive,

  3. Done, done, and:

    When I imagine myself in Paris, I'm wearing a black ponte A line dress with a flared skirt, a colorful silk scarf, black high heeled booties, and a chic hat that I could only ever pull off in Paris.

    And I am completely happy.

  4. When I imagine myself in Paris, I'm wearing a simple polo shirt, casual slacks, and dress shoes. I am walking the streets imagining how the famous Black authors who I have read before felt about being here, searching for their voice and their vision. They knew they couldn't find it across the ocean in America where it was dictated what and where you stood. So they came here to feel the one thing they couldn't find at home. Freedom.