Quebec-Based Author Elizabeth Berardi To Publish Her First French-Language Novel Set in Montreal, Mektoub... Le Badge, A Humorous Mix Of Autobiography And Fiction

Quebec-Based Author Elizabeth Berardi To Publish Her First French-Language Novel Set in Montreal, Mektoub… Le Badge, A Humorous Mix Of Autobiography And Fiction

After a few years of writing, editing, and searching for a publisher for her first book, Elizabeth Berardi will have her first novel Mektoub… Le Badge published by Book Publishing Fairy Godmother Debbie Horovitch of Social Sparkle & Shine, in time for the holiday season this year.

Mektoub… Le Badge is a police novel, with a sentimental and humorous frame, set in Montreal and its surroundings.

Multiple publishers showed interest in her book, but Elizabeth Berardi has decided to be published by Canadian book publisher, Social Sparkle & Shine Publishing’s Fairy Godmother, Debbie Horovitch. Berardi will manage the promotion and distribution requests for her books herself. She is securing distribution deals with bookstore chains in Quebec and retailers in multiple French speaking countries including Morocco, Tunisia, France, Switzerland among others on her list.

The eBook and print book will be published on Amazon and available only in French language edition globally, to begin with.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Zika Diriva is intrepid, spontaneous, too much as some would say, she is persuasive, has charm, great strength of character, a sarcastic wit and … a grudge. Following a dismissal, without work and without money, but fervent reader of crime novels and espionage, this executive assistant decides on a whim to become a private detective.
Before she’s hired, she finds herself unknowingly parachuted into a situation where danger and comical problems become her daily life, where endearing personalities mingle with menacing and unscrupulous individuals.
She also manages a stormy relationship with her boyfriend Riad, who himself is going through a period of crisis, while facing the assaults of his future boss, Seif, who Zika finds increasingly seductive and ultra-sexy.
In turn pursuing and pursued, Zika will risk more than once her life to earn money and finally have …. the detective badge. Twists and turns, Zika Diriva will rely on Mektoub, destiny, who will decide ….

The book cover photograph is licensed by Tunisia-based photographer Bayrem Ben M’rad, and was first found on photo sharing website 500px.com, where Elizabeth Berardi realized immediately upon seeing this photo, that it captures perfectly the look and personality of one of her main characters.

(French translation)
Roman policier, avec une trame sentimentale et truffé d’humour, ayant pour cadre Montréal et ses environs.
Zika Diriva est intrépide, spontanée, trop même diraient certains, elle a du bagou, du charme, une grande force de caractère, un humour décapant et….de la rancune.
Suite à un licenciement, sans travail et sans argent, mais fervente lectrice de romans policiers et d’espionnage, cette adjointe de direction décide sur un coup de tête de devenir détective privée.
Histoire de s’entraîner, elle se retrouve parachutée à son insu dans une histoire où le danger et les situations cocasses deviennent son quotidien, où des personnages attachants se mêlent à des individus menaçants et sans scrupules.
Elle devra aussi gérer une relation de couple houleuse avec son copain Riad, qui lui-même traverse une période de crise, tout en faisant face aux assauts de plus en plus torrides de Seif, son futur patron, séduisant et ultra-sexy.
Tour à tour poursuivante et poursuivie, Zika va risquer plus d’une fois sa vie pour gagner de l’argent et pour avoir enfin…. le badge de détective.
De rebondissements en rebondissements, Zika Diriva s’en remettra à Mektoub, le Destin, qui décidera….

La photo de couverture du livre est sous licence du photographe tunisien Bayrem Ben M’rad et a été trouvée pour la première fois sur le site de partage de photos 500px.com, où Elizabeth Berardi a immédiatement réalisé en voyant cette photo, qu’elle reflétait parfaitement le look et la personnalité d’un de ses personnages principaux.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Half French, half Slovenian, with Italian roots, Elizabeth Berardi immigrated to Canada as an adult and moved to Montreal after living in many African countries, and Europe. She studied in France, Gabon, Morocco, and Germany and obtained certificates in English and German to become an interpreter. Mektoub (destiny) decided otherwise, and she held executive positions in administration, and sales and marketing, while devoting herself to her passions in her spare time: karate and writing. Mektoub …. The badge is her first novel.

(French translation)
Moitié Française, moitié Slovène, avec des racines Italiennes, Elizabeth Berardi a immigré au Canada depuis plusieurs années et s’est installée à Montréal après avoir vécu dans de nombreux pays d’Afrique et d’Europe. Elle a étudié en France, au Gabon, au Maroc et en Allemagne et a obtenu des certificats universitaires en langue anglaise et allemande pour devenir interprète. Mektoub (le Destin) en a décidé autrement, elle a occupé des postes exécutifs en administration, en ventes et en marketing, tout en s’adonnant à ses passions dans ses temps libres: le karaté et l’écriture. Mektoub…. Le Badge est son premier roman.

More information about the author, Elizabeth Berardi, will be available on her new book website, which will be launched later in 2018 at www.mektoublebadgelivre.com

Mektoub… Le Badge is currently available on Amazon globally at https://www.amazon.com/Mektoub-Badge-French-Elizabeth-Berardi-ebook/dp/B07KPBQRR5

Media Contact
Company Name: Social Sparkle & Shine
Contact Person: Debbie Horovitch
Email: debbie.horovitch@gmail.com
Phone: 6476339950
Country: Canada
Website: https://www.debbiehorovitch.com/home-page