About

Bonjour, mes amis!

I'm the author of Parisian Charm School (to be released by Penguin Random House in January 2018--available for pre-order now!

I'm also the author of the best selling lifestyle books, Ooh La La!, Bonjour, Happiness! and 
French Women Don't Sleep Alone.  I was inspired by my French grandmother to return to France and interview hundreds and hundreds of French women to discover their secrets to joie de vivre, timeless beauty, love, romance, lingerie and ooh la la!

I love all things French and I'm a hopeless romantic.  I met my husband in my Fairfield University creative writing class.  He was my student back then (although we're actually the same age) and now we've been married for twelve years.

Our story appeared in the New York Times Modern Love column.

My husband is retired from his work as a scientist and we now live on a farm in New York's Hudson Valley where we garden, make our own French-style sparkling apple cider and participate in the Valatie Farms Market during the summertime.  I write and travel and take lots of pretty photographs and always share the joie de vivre.  

I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me, and if you'd like me to come and speak to your organization about living and loving with old-fashioned Parisian-inspired charm, developing your own special style or how to find your ooh la la (whether you live in Boston or Brazil), please email me at Jamie@JamieCatCallan.com

And please, visit my Facebook Page where I share lots of French secrets and photos from my travels and local adventures!

Merci beaucoup,
Jamie

"We can’t all live in Paris, but Jamie Cat Callan has shown us in her effervescent new book how to bring a little Paris into our own lives. Enchanting, wise, full of esprit—and delectable as a LadurĂ©e macaron."
 --Karen Karbo, author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel



“This charming foray into French femininity will make a perfect cadeau for any Francophile lady.” – Publishers Weekly