Born in Victoria, I am a proud West Coaster. My many quirks (a tendency to leap before I look, a history of panic attacks, etc.) and me have experienced wonderful adventures so far – a thunderbolt romance with my French husband, creating a network of four charming vacation rentals in Burgundy, France, not to mention three Franco-Canuck daughters (collectively known as “The Bevy”).

I published my first memoir (My Grape Escape) about our adventures in France in 2013 and since then have gone on to publish three more books in my now bestselling GRAPE series. Find out more on my books page. 

Come hang out with me and talk France, writing, self-publishing, and mustering up the courage to create:

You can find me on Facebook where I procrastinate a tad too much, posting anything useful and inspiring about France and living a writerly life.

I use Twitter as @Author_LB , hanging out with other writers and the self-publishing community (it gets lonely sometimes)
posting word counts to keep me motivated, and participating in writing sprints.

I keep a photo diary of my daily life here as laurabradburywriter - the good (my family, my writing life, and the beach), the bad (my rare auto-immune liver disease), and the ugly (even ugly on Instagram looks beautiful, which is maybe why we are all so addicted).

Eh oui, I too have fallen down this vortex of gorgeousity. My boards are here and are a feast for the eyes with photos of France, Burgundy, Beaune, and my home near the beach in Victoria. 

You can also always email me at