My Say it in French Phrasebook Available in September from Dover Publications

Guess who’s a published author now? It’s on Amazon so that makes it official, right? One of my jobs last year was revising and updating Dover Publications’ Say it in French phrasebook. The original was written in the 50’s and included a section on telegrams and cablegrams, so there was a lot I needed to change and add. I didn’t even know what a cablegram was! Essentially I rewrote most of the book to include modern language that tourists but also regular learners of French in the 21st century would need.

I will post again before September 15 when the book is available and explain the many, many changes I made but I just wanted to finally tell everyone about it because I’ve been keeping this secret for over a year. You can already pre-order it on Amazon. The price is only $5.95.

There are more secrets I am keeping for the moment related to my current job and my future in France, but I’m just waiting for things to be official before I announce anything else!

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  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com/ cathy

    yay! SO HAPPY HAPPY FOR YOU!
    this one should be tougher for people to plagiarize – your stories about all your hard work being stolen always breaks my heart.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ascensions Liv Jones

    Awesome… will order!

  • Kindra

    Congrats!

  • Vicky

    Congratulations. Excited to get my hot little hands on a copy.

  • http://howlearnspanish.com/ Andrew

    That’s fantastic, Jennie, congratulations! Dover is a major publisher and their phrase books are extremely popular. Yes, you get to say that you’re a published author now :)

    How are you credited? As the author or an editor or what?

    Cheers,
    Andrew

  • Jen

    Well done, that is very exciting

  • Anna

    Congratulations! It must be so awesome to see your name after “author” on Amazon. Looking forward to hearing your other news too (I have my own – I’ll be back to France next year thanks to being accepted for the TAship for Versailles)!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Félicitations to you too! :) Yes, seeing my name and “Author” on Amazon is pretty darn cool!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Jen!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Andrew! I should be listed as the author. They’ve already updated the info with the Library of Congress.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Kindra!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks Liv! Hope you like it!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks cathy!! Yes, hopefully no one can copy this one and try to sell it as their own!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Thanks! I can’t wait to see the final book either! I don’t even know yet exactly how it will look.

  • Soleil

    Congratulations! What wonderful news for you! Not that I’m surprised, this was obviously coming at some point. I’m very happy for you that you’re going to be a published author, and I’ll probably buy the book!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Aw, thanks! :)

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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