Yvonne Hazelton Shao is an American (Texan-Californian) writer living in Paris. Writing is her second career—her first was piano teaching, but she gave that up when she moved to Paris and got a Masters in creative writing. Now, she writes fiction, and blogs at Escaping the Empty Nest. You can find her work at Secrets of Paris, HIP Paris, and Inspirelle, among other places. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, cooking, or flaneuse-ng about Paris.