I'd Rather Be in Paris
A photo of the author Marty Almquist in Paris, France with the Eiffel Tower visible in the background.
An American Writing Abroad
Hello! My name is Marty. I'm an American author who splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Paris – and I'll let the name of this blog help you guess where my heart lies!

Along with my husband Peter, we love exploring the neighborhoods around our apartment in Paris and celebrating the everyday joys of a European lifestyle.

Join our adventure as we celebrate all of the wonderful treasures that Paris has to offer.

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What I'm Reading in French and in English

Favorite books from the past and present.

What I'm Cooking

Recipes for yogurt cake, crepes, and more.
A photo showing the counter of a French bakery in Paris, France.
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My Writing Process

Updates on my journey as an author.

Books by
Marty Almquist

Imagine yourself strolling through the streets of Paris as you read one of Marty's novels centered around friendship, and the role these precious relationships play in our lives.
An image showing the book cover for Marty Almquist's second novel titled Reunion.
An image showing the book cover for Marty Almquist's first novel titled Four Sisters in Paris.
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