“A poignant modern love story set in Paris. What's not to love?” – Award-winning author Amy Impellizzeri
Wanda is living the dream in Paris – the perfect job, a passionate romance, and a lust for life.
But when Wanda returns to work from maternity leave, her world is turned upside down. Suddenly, everything she does is wrong, at least in the eyes of management. Add in a dose of sexual harassment, and Wanda, who can't afford to lose her job, is trapped. To make matters worse, the problems at work spill over to her personal life as she pushes away her lover and her friends, and barely has time for her baby.
Can Wanda learn to trust again and accept the help her loved ones so desperately want to give? Will she emerge victorious over her unfair work situation and find her happy ever after in Paris?
Journey to France in the From Paris to Provence series:
- A Perfumer's Secret
- Paris, Rue des Martyrs
- The Creepshow
Each novel brings to life its own unique characters and can be read as a standalone, but all books share the vibrant and captivating setting of France. Journey from Paris to Provence in this series!
Interview with the Author
What was your inspiration to write The Creepshow?
I was inspired by the current situation women face in the workplace. I feel that I've experienced discrimination in the past, and most women I've spoken with say they've also experienced it at some point or another in their careers. In so many fields and on so many levels, women fight to earn the same salaries and opportunities as male counterparts. And the situation becomes particularly complicated for many women once they have children.
It sounds almost like a true story! But it's fictional, right?
Now that's a compliment! I strive to make my characters and their situations believable. This is indeed a work of fiction, but the protagonist, Wanda, is going through something many women today face, which makes the book seem pretty realistic! One of my favorite nonfiction books about women in the workplace and in leadership roles is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook.
Some of the themes are heavy. Can you describe some of the lighter aspects of the book as well?
Wanda rekindles a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who also is the father of her baby. Throughout the book she struggles with the usual concerns of someone in a new relationship. There is also a strong theme of friendship as Wanda seeks comfort with her best friend.
What do you hope readers will take away from this novel?
I hope they will take away strength to fight when faced with any sort of injustice, and hope, always hope.
If you like reading about strong female protagonists who do all they can to fight unfair working circumstances, you'll enjoy The Creepshow. Thanks for reading!
About the Author
Adria J. Cimino is the author of the Amazon best-selling novel Paris, Rue des Martyrs, which is part of the From Paris to Provence series along with A Perfumer's Secret and The Creepshow. She is also the author of Close to Destiny, a magical love story. Adria co-founded boutique publishing house Velvet Morning Press in 2014. Prior to jumping into the publishing world full time, she spent more than a decade as a journalist at news organizations including The AP and Bloomberg News.
Adria writes about her real-life adventures at AdriaJCimino.com and on Twitter @Adria_in_Paris. She lives in Paris with her husband Didier, daughter Ph'dre and son Orph'e. When she isn't writing, you can find Adria at her neighborhood caf' watching the world go by.