Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pinch Me



Never in my wildest dreams, when I fell in love with Paris and photography in 2007,  did I ever imagine that one day I would have one of my images on a book cover, much less a book published by Penguin Random House, set in Paris! Last week Juliet Blackwell's newest novel, The Paris Key, arrived at my doorstep with this lovely note. I started reading it immediately and was struck by so many wonderful serendipitous events that I had to share with Juliet. The story, set in the Marais at  Village St. Paul is just a few blocks from an apartment I rented in the 2010. While there, I photographed a lovely man who had KEY shop and had written a book about antique KEYS! I hope all of my friends who love Paris will order this book, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am.

30 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm not surprised at all Virginia, your image looks fantastic as a book cover.

Katherine said...

Wonderful - Congratulations. The image is perfect for a book cover.

Kate said...

I am thrilled with you, VJ! I have ordered the book and hope that I, too, find some familiar scenes in it. Congratulations! Love your new Carousel banner.

Jeanie said...

I am over the moon for you, V! And of course, Marais is my stomping grounds -- my friend lived there, so I'm extra eager to read this one!

Lynette said...

Gosh, I am so happy right now!

Gunn said...

CONGRATULATIONS (again)
So nice and so special!

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm thrilled! This is wonderful news! A gorgeous cover, and a lovely note from the author.

Lois said...

Congratulations! So happy for you. It is beautiful!

Carol said...

I'm not surprised either! Your photos are beautiful!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Congratulations for the great photo and the publishing. Be proud!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Congratulations for the great photo and the publishing. Be proud!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Congratulations for the great photo and the publishing. Be proud!

Susan Bauer said...

Félicitations. Très bien! Your photos are always a delight to the eye.

Alexa said...

Lucky me: I got an advance copy weeks ago, when it showed up at my office. And very lucky Juliet Blackwell—your beautiful photo is the icing on her (delicious) cake!

RedPat said...

What a thrill for you! Congrats!

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William Kendall said...

Bravo, Virginia!

Jack said...

Very very cool, Virginia.

Tamera said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful photo! It definitely deserved to be on the cover of a book. Cool!

paul said...

That's fantastic, Virginia! Congratulations. Fine shot for the cover.

Virginia said...

OH my. I haven't had this many comments in about 5 years! How can I thank you all for your wonderful remarks and encouragement. Many of you have been on this journey with me since 2008. This blog has brought me so many dear friendships and you have opened my world and I'm eternally grateful. Photography and Paris came late in my life but oh how I"ve grown as a result. I look forward to continuing our friendships and thank you again for your support.
xxx
V

Herm said...

It is OUR pleasure! Love you blog!

Joe said...

Wow. Sending HUGE congratulations to you Virginia. You must be thrilled. I can see why they chose your photograph. It is perfectly Parisienne!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow ..huge congratulations to you Virginia. . What a huge honour for you. I can see why they chose your photo . It is Parisien Perfect ☺

Barbara Albright said...

Well if the book is anywhere near as delicious as the cover photo - I'm on my way to the book store. Congratulations!

M. Denise C. said...

Beaucoup congratulations, Virginia. So excited for you and will definitely read this book.

sukicart said...

Perfect and beautiful book cover.

Alexa said...

It's lovely to know you, V -- and better late than never, ma chere!

Kathy BF said...

So glad to see your photo appreciated and enjoyed. I am taken back to Paris each time I open my e-mail and find your photo's there. I appreciate your eye and am thankful you are willing to share. Paris is also my favorite city in the world and you help to feed my soul.

Kathy BF said...

So glad to see your photo appreciated and enjoyed. I am taken back to Paris each time I open my e-mail and find your photo's there. I appreciate your eye and am thankful you are willing to share. Paris is also my favorite city in the world and you help to feed my soul.