I am extremely excited to share my blog with you, which is dedicated to my first novel, The Coin. The novel is a romantic suspense set in the Côte d'Azur, France (where I lived for five years) and where the action of the novel takes place.
The Coin was a labor of love from the very beginning, especially after creating the characters of Richard and Gabriela. The story was born out of an outing with my children while hiking the mountains near my home in Grasse. That day, I did find several coins in a clearing abutting a path. It sparked the 'what if' scenario and the rest is, as they say, the novel.
Use this blog to ask questions about the region, about the characters, about the plot and how I came up with the ideas. Show your enthusiasm. Post pictures of the area, if you know it or have visited it. Share with friends your thoughts about the chapters, but I will ask all of you a favor: No spoilers!
Come visit! Visit often and stay in tune for the progress of my next book, The Book of Hours.
Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra