Excusez-moi, mesdames et monssieurs!
I almost forgot to mention that THE PRESLEY PLOT (“Le Complot Presley”) is now the number one bestselling mystery novel at the world famous Le Meridien Etoile bookstore in Paris! (Eat your heart out, E.L. James!)
Proving that they have exquisite taste, the Parisians gobbled up each and every copy that I provided! (That dang suitcase weighed a ton!) In England, THE PRESLEY PLOT was selling for 10 pounds, which is roughly $15 here in the U.S. If I recall, the French were selling the book for about 12 eruos, which is about the same, give or take a few cents. All very confusing, but that’s show biz.
I wish to publicly thank the Meridien Hotel group for their kindness. (Do you think a “French Toast” would be appropriate?) Why not….. Vive la France! Incidentally, they were also sweet enough to provide a very lovely room upgrade on my return visit… a great room overlooking the Eiffel Tower! Very kind and most memorable.
In truth, the “French Connection,” (meaning the bookstore) was a complete surprise, and I am most grateful to the charming demoiselle that offered to feature my modest tale. (I do feel a little guilty. I told her that I was Victor Hugo’s great-grandson.) What some folks won’t do for fame!
Hopefully my commission will be paid in euros. (Then I’ll have to go back to Paris to spend all that loot!) And you thought being a writer was easy? Ha! The pressure never stops! (All right, maybe it lets up a little while you’re munching on caviar and drinking champagne, but that’s about it.) By the way, the French word “etoile,” means “star” in English. Now I ask you, was there ever a bigger star than Elvis Presley? I think not. Another strange coincidence!
Well, I must leave you now. I am flipping through a catalog of French countryside chateaus….. just in case THE PRESLEY PLOT takes off. I’m torn between the Medoc region and Burgundy. Decisions, decisions! I guess it will come down to wine. I’ll keep you informed of my progress…..
L’Amour pour tous…..