The Quercy, named for the indigenous Gallic tribe the Cadurcii, is a quiet region of rolling hills, vineyards and medieval villages in southwest France. In 2005 I moved here with my wife and three-year-old son, leaving our urban roots and legal careers behind, to set up a holiday cottage business and live a slower life. Every day is an adventure.
Born in Los Angeles, I studied English literature at Harvard and law at Duke. After two years working in Africa with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, I moved to London to rejoin my wife and became a corporate lawyer. Having fallen in love with France, we decided in 2005 to move there and build a new life. We now run a holiday cottage business from our medieval farmhouse just outside of Montcabrier in the Quercy. I spend my days being hospitable to guests, fixing stuff, cooking, cleaning and writing novels.