Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program. She is the author of MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, LAKE COMO, and the forthcoming FRENCH COAST and ROME IN LOVE, published by St. Martin's Press.
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Would You Rather with Anita Hughes
Chips, chocolate or cheese?
Chocolate! I adore all kinds of chocolate, especially chocolate Lindt balls.
Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?
Very hard question because they are three of my favourite heroines. I do love Becky; she is consistently hilarious.
Wine, beer or vodka?
I’m not much of a drinker but I would have to say wine.
Camping or spa vacation?
That’s too easy, spa!
Water or mountains?
Water, as I live near the ocean and love seeing it every day.
Zombies or vampires?
I’m afraid neither.
Dogs or cats?
I love them both. We have a sweet Coton de Tulear named Baxter so I will have to say dog.
Coke or Pepsi?
Neither, I’m a Zero Vitamin Water girl.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee! One of my favourite things in the world.
Dine out or take away?
Dine out! I love restaurants.
High heels, sneakers or flip flops?
Flip flops! I live at the beach and my feet have permanent flip flop tan lines.
Physical Book or ebook?
Physical book. My bookshelf is the focal point of my living room and I’m constantly adding to it.
Paperback or Hardcover?
I like them both.
Pen or pencil?
Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?
Another difficult question because I adore Mad Men and Downton Abbey. I’d have to say Mad Men. The writing is superb and the period detail is perfect.
Drama or comedy?
Both. I love to laugh but I enjoy a great drama.
Twilight or Hunger Games.
Neither. Though my children love Hunger Games and devoured them.
Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick.
Chapstick, a must when you live at the beach!
Facebook or Twiter?
I’m on both but I really enjoy Facebook.
Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?
I plot my novel but it usually changes direction and surprises me along the way.
Serena has the job she's always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.
Everything feels unbelievably perfect...until it doesn't. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she'll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette’s who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate's generosity, but it seems that there's more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents' marriage, and it isn't long before she begins to question her own relationship.With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast paced and impeccably written, French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D'Azur. Hughes' beautiful prose and sense imagery bring the food, fashion, and feel of the ocean to life in this audacious new novel.
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