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Sara Tucker
Works at Wendyperrin.com
Lives in Fontainebleau, France
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I walk to Fontainebleau several times a week. The walk from my house to the chateau gardens is about 20 mins through a beautiful park crisscrossed by canals. I keep thinking I will set my first romance novel here. Something about a chamber maid, a stable boy, and a jewel heist. This article is by Thad Carhart, an American who lived in Fonty as a child, when his father, a military officer, was stationed here. I'm reading his memoir, Finding Fontainebleau. It's pretty good, and I've learned a lot about the place I now call home.
You’ve been to the Louvre, Notre Dame and Versailles. Now it’s time to see Fontainebleau.
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My mother has weighed in on my decision to run for president.
Saturday morning, 8 a.m., Fontainebleau, France. I am lying in bed, listening to the sound of traffic on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt and staring at the ceiling. Mom: You know, Sara, you have always done a good job of anythi...
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If you, too, have been attached by an undergarment, then you are not alone.
This has happened to me before, many times, but never with such violence as I experienced at approximately 10:30 yesterday morning in a quiet suburb of Paris. Patrick had gone by train to visit his mother, and I had just step...
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As the nation's top hostess, you get points for putting political rivals at ease, and you lose points if they stab each other with their dinner forks.
Dolley Madison, the nation's first First Lady. If you were A-listed for a hostess job where you wouldn't have to (a) empty barf bags, (b) spray-starch your own apron, or (c) repeat “Welcome to Disneyland” ten thousand times a...
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Contrary to what you may have read, I am not a homeless person.
"The fact that the job [of POTUS] comes with a place to live is a plus for me, since I am essentially homeless, having spent the past five years living in my mother-in-law's apartment." —Questions to Ask Yourself Before Runni...
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I formatted a pop quiz using html. I am a genius.
I Was Once in a Toilet Stall Next to This Famous Person Whether you are opening a nail salon or running for public office, it helps to have famous friends. I have 10. See if you can guess who they are. Character actress w...
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How did six clay pipes make their way from a town in northern France to a corner of my mother's house in Vermont?
It took me four years to go through the contents of my mother's house. The last box I opened was in the basement, and it contained an assortment of dishes, a hand mirror, and six clay pipes. The newspaper it was packed in dat...
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The glamorous life of an indie author. Also, a sneak preview of my grandfather's school notebooks from 1908.
What the hell is the Literary Net? This question came up while I was deleting some of the hundreds of newsletters I get from people who want to help me sell my books. Turns out I joined Literary Net a year ago, soon after att...
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Famous podcaster Dr. Tong answers all your questions.
With only eight weeks to go until Election Day, the media is abuzz with questions about coughing fits, fainting spells, and cholesterol counts. For those of you who have been wondering about my own health status, here is a su...
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For the next First Lady, whoever she may be.
The other night my husband and I were fantasizing, over cocktails on our little balcony above Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, about all the dinner parties we’d like to give once we're back in circulation. (His recovery from a coll...
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Whether you are peddling books, luxury villas, or a cure for baldness, it helps to have famous friends.
Margo as Mags Bennett on Justified. She won her first Emmy a few years after her star turn at my wedding. Fun fact: Her Wikipedia bio used to read "Margo did time in prison for armed robbery" until she changed it. As promised...
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I can explain everything.
In 1998, I was given special treatment by the Clinton administration. (1) Descended from Communist sympathizers (details here). (2) Stole candy from the Red & White supermarket (age 4). (3) Bought candy with my Sunday-scho...
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Indie author, travel writer, workshop leader
Introduction
I began my publishing career in the dark ages, before Google was born. When I was the copy chief at Cosmo, they were still using Wite-Out. Today, I write and publish my own work, thanks to the miracle of digital technology. I do most of my writing in Fontainebleau, France. My current book, An Irruption of Owls, is set in my hometown of Randolph, Vermont.
Bragging rights
Myfirst book, Our House in Arusha, has sold more 10,000 copies on Amazon. And I can still recite the first 11 lines of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, which I memorized for Nat Frothingham's senior English class almost 40 years ago.
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Currently
Fontainebleau, France
Previously
Randolph, Vermont - Arusha, Tanzania - New York, New York - Westfield, New Jersey - Louisville, Kentucky - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Los Angeles, California
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+33-9-80-39-94-39
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Occupation
Writer and editor
Skills
Writing and all levels of editing, including copyediting.
Employment
  • Wendyperrin.com
    Editor, present
  • Sadie and Company
    Writer and editor, present
    I write and publish my own work and that of a select group of writers, many of whom began writing in one of my workshops. Titles include Our House in Arusha; Excavating Pieces (by Patrick Husted); An Ordinary Woman (Ruth Demarest Godfrey); and The Hale Street Gang (by members of the Greater Randolph Senior Center). Available from Amazon.com.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Writer and editor, 2001 - 2013
    I wrote about travel etiquette for the magazine and covered a range of topics for the Stop Press news section, as well as a weekly column for the Daily Traveler blog.
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Sara Texier, Sadie