What Will the French Like?

Amazon just opened a Kindle store in France enabling them to buy any one of the eight books I have for sale. Immediately I began to wonder if any of my titles would suit them. Perhaps they would enjoy my children’s story about the mouse that tangles with a woman because she cooks with his acorns. The French have mice AND kids. They might also like the book I co-wrote with my husband, “The Common Sense Guide to Good Sex”, the French like sex but they may not need a guidebook although the cartoons are very funny.

The French might enjoy my “Poor Jonny’s Cookbook” where they’ll read how to cook with acorns so they can get in trouble with the mice. I wonder if the French would appreciate my “Secret Genealogy” book for uncovering ancient Jewish ancestry. Would they even care or do they want to put all that behind them and live and let live?

I’ve got one book they may be fascinated with and that’s my story “Gone North”. It’s the rendition of life in the rugged mountains of Northern California complete with rock stars, pot growers and loose women. The French have rock stars and I’m pretty sure they have loose women. But do they have pot growers? Probably not. They might need to smuggle their weed in from Morocco. Hey France – have I got a story for you!

Suellen Ocean is the author of The Acorn Mouse, an illustrated children’s story designed to teach the art of gathering and eating acorns. Available here:


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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