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About the Author

Author Info

Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher. She is the author of A Long Way from Iowa and Demystifying the French, and coauthor of  Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family HomeShe writes frequently for Bonjour Paris, France Today, France Revisited, and for her blog, Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. She created and has taught “Paris: A Literary Adventure” for City University of New York study abroad programs since 1997, and she teaches online classes for Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC. She lives in a beautiful little village in the Champagne region of France, where she is working on her next book.


Read an excerpt from A Long Way from Iowa here: https://francetoday.com/learn/books/exclusive-excerpt-my-first-arrival-in-france/

Read an interview with Janet Hulstrand, author of A Long Way from Iowa in Bonjour Paris here.

Janet tells the background story about her love of France and how it led to her writing her book Demystifying the French here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWzNs4zxtjM 

Read about the Long Way from Iowa book tour here: https://janethulstrand.com/book-tour-a-long-way-from-iowa/

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Watch France Today Live for a discussion of Understanding the French with Janet, author of Demystifying The French https://francetoday.com/france-today-live/#6453e0f015787

Learn more about Franco/American cultural differences in this panel discussion sponsored by the Federation des Alliances Francaises USA: https://janethulstrand.com/2021/08/14/demystifying-the-french-a-panel-discussion-on-zoom/ 

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