Our writers are a mix of journalists, authors and passionate bloggers. Many are expats who live in France and love to share their knowledge and expertise with others. Some have written books about France – guides, history, culture, cookery and more and others are experts in the practical daily life issues of France.
All of our writers have one thing in common: they are Francophiles and write to entertain, inform and sometimes – to surprise!
Janine Marsh is editor of The Good Life France website and The Good Life France Magazine. She lives in the north of France with an assortment of animals who do their best to disturb her while she is trying to work. She is the author of My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream and My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life. She’s an award winning member of the British Guild of Travel Writers who spends most of her time exploring France from one end to the other.
Lucy Pitts is Deputy Editor of The Good Life France magazine. She was a barrister in London who chucked in the legal towel for a better quality of life. A brilliant copywriter, intrepid traveller and instinctive adventurer who can, and has driven, a busload of journalists over a narrow bridge in the middle of nowhere France when no one else would. She lives in the UK and spends as much time as possible at her holiday home in the Vendée.
Our Regular writers & photographers
Gillian Thornton is an award-winning travel writer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, specialising in French destinations and lifestyle. Her favourite place? ‘Usually where I have just been!’
Ally Mitchell is a blogger and freelance writer, specialising in food and recipes. Ally left the UK to live in Toulouse in 2021 and now writes about her new life in France on her food blog NigellaEatsEverything.
Jeremy Flint is an award-winning professional photographer and writer specialising in travel, landscape and location photography. Published in multiple publications, his awards include Association of Photographers Discovery Award Winner, National Geographic Traveller Grand Prize Winner, and five-times finalist Travel Photographer of the Year.
Barbara Pasquet James is a U.S. lifestyle editor, speaker, and urban explorer who writes about food fashion and culture, from Paris. She is known for helping launch, write and edit USA Today’s City Guide To Paris and can be contacted via her photo blog FocusOnParis.com
Michael Cranmer is an award-winning freelance travel writer and photographer. He spends most of the winter up mountains writing about, his primary passion – skiing – but also manages to sample less strenuous outings!
Rupert Parker is a writer, photographer, cameraman & TV Producer. His special interests are food & travel & he writes about everything from wilderness adventure to gourmet spa tours. His articles appear not only in national newspapers & magazines, but also on global websites & appeal to young & old alike. Read about his latest adventures on his website Planet Appetite & follow him on Twitter @planetappetite.
Keith van Sickle splits his time between Silicon Valley and Provence and is a writer: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence and Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence.
Marianne Furnes is a photographer who lives in Kristiansand, Norway where she works as a patient coordinator at a Childrens Hospital. Her stunning photos can be found on her Instagram page My French Map
Kit Smyth is a retired chef with a passion for French cuisine. Originally from Australia, Kit is dedicated to exploring both old and new ingredients, techniques and styles, and developing recipes for home cooks, she also teaches these recipes online and in-person. Find out more at her website: TheBiteLine
Melissa Barndon lives in an old woodshed in the Yvelines department, Ile de France, with her French husband and two children. Her blog MadameMelissande.com is about the delights of French history.
We also have lots of guest writers as well as sponsored posts that we endorse because we feel the content is informative, helpful or entertaining for our readers.
We love to have guest posts about France and if you are interested in writing for us please drop us a line at editor(at)thegoodlifefrance.com