It seems there has been some news this week about the very apartment that inspired my novel. Not sure the reason behind the sudden resurgence/interest but if you’ve stumbled upon this page (and many of you have) looking for more information… welcome!

Marthe de Florian as painted by Giovanni Boldini

Marthe de Florian as painted by Giovanni Boldini

Not sure you’ll find all that much about the woman, the demimondaine‎ from the Boldini painting, here on my blog. Very little is known and my book is, after all, fiction! Though it is based on the facts as we know them. If this is the kind of fiction that appeals to you, The Paris Apartment will be published by St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books this Spring. It comes out on April 22. I would love to hear from you if you decide to take the plunge and read it! I am on on Facebook and on Twitter if you’re at all interested in staying in touch. The entire spring SMP catalog can be found here (the book is on page 6) if you want to learn more about the novel.

Of course I completely understand the vast Marthe de Florian googling. After all, the original article about the apartment is why this book exists at all. My agent forwarded me a link with the note “you could do something great with this” and voilà! Here we are! It really was that simple (ha ha-if only!)

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear from you and hope you stick around. Happy reading! And I hope Marthe inspires you too. 🙂