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Mark your calendars: Miss Nyet Publishing and Miss Nyet Jewelry exhibit again in Chicago, this time at the Lycee Francais French market.

The event kicks off with a special party on friday night: click here to purchase tickets.

The market continues all week end and is open to the public, celebrating all things French, from art, to clothing, to food (of course), to jewelry and literature with, bien sur, Miss Nyet!

What is not to love about eating crepes, knowing that your kids are being entertained at the children’s pavilion while you shop?Read on to get the details:

Don’t miss this popular event and find all relevant info here:


Lycee francais de Chicago

613 Bittersweet place

A tres bientôt!

Miss Nyet


It’s been a long time coming, but LOL-Laughing Out Loud is out!

Featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane, Marlo Thomas and…Chicago author Delphine Pontvieux, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

You are invited to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, August 8, to watch the movie with Pontvieux and friends.

drinks 5 to 7 pm
screening of the movie at 7 pm

As always, at Beauty Bar, 10 dollars get you a cocktail and a manicure!

For more information:

1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

What is LOL about:
In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne, “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Check out Pontvieux’s page on imdb:

Jessica Cage, freelance journalist and writer for the examiner, wrote this article for CBS CHICAGO NEWS website.

What makes it even better for us at Miss Nyet Publishing is, we had no idea it was coming out until the article popped up in a google alert message! So thank you, Jessica Cage, for enjoying Delphine Pontvieux’s first effort so much you put it on top of your top five list of independent Chicago authors and publishers to watch out for!

Read the full article here: 

Please share, RT, call, email or talk to your friends about it. We need your input to support your local indie authors and publishers!

ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST has been chosen as a top 20 pick for Father’s day gift books.

With 40 reviews and 4.8 stars on Amazon, and a story packed with action and adventure, this is one book that will grab and keep their attention!

Check the full article on :

Buy or download ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST in hardcover or digital format (for 2.99!) on Amazon today:

This year proved to be another successful lit fest in beautiful, hot and sunny Chicago.

Who says people don’t buy books anymore? Judging from the never ending crowd of Chicagoans strolling among the booths, listening to readings and chatting with authors at their tables, it looked like the written word has a future, and a bright one at that.

It is such a pleasure for an author to meet face to face with fans and prospective readers alike. Some who bought Pontvieux’s novel ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest last year came back to the booth to talk, give their feedback and impressions about the story. The only thing they seemed disappointed about was that the sequel to ETA was not for sale yet! Do not despair, Delphine Pontvieux is hard at work and we are confident the sequel will be there for them to buy well before next Printers Row!

Another first at the fair was the very first public presentation of her jewelry collection, Anchor Bracelets.

Many visitors at the fair left with their own one-of-a-kind bracelet, hand-made by Delphine Pontvieux. We will be showcasing her latest work online here soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, should you want to hear more about the collection, and how to order your custom made piece of jewelry, you can contact her at to receive a pdf file that explains step-by-step how to design and order your own bracelets from her. (or to order a specific model from her existing collection.)

Check out the photo gallery of the Miss Nyet booth, which we, like the previous years, shared with our good friends at Avendia Publishing.

If you missed the event, order your hardcopy of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest on our site and Pontvieux will be glad to personalize it for you!

keep on reading, always,

The Miss Nyet Crew

If you happen to be in Chicago this Saturday, be sure not to  miss PRINTERS ROW. Now a long-standing perennial event organized by the Chicago Tribune, Printers Row regroups hundreds of Authors, publishers and book sellers in the historic printers row neighborhood in downtown Chicago.

For the complete schedule of events taking place on Saturday (and it is a packed one!), please visit:

This year again, Miss Nyet Publishing will be in attendance, along with Delphine Pontvieux who will be present all day Saturday at the booth to sign copies of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, and to talk about ETA’s sequel, which we are planning to release in early 2013.

We will also be selling copies of Pintxatu, the super excentric Basque tapas cookbook which comes with a full cd compilation of Basque bands. In lieu of wine pairings, we link each recipe to a song!

You will also get the opportunity to take a peek at Delphine’s brand new unisex jewelry line, the Anchor pin collection, or Points d’Ancrage, for the first time.

We are looking forward to seeing you all to chat a while and enjoy the weather, which promises to be warm and sunny.

Miss Nyet will be located on Polk street -under a tent booth, this year-, alongside Avendia Publishing.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

While she is hard at work on her second novel, Delphine Pontvieux also penned a short story titled “Vertical Horizons.”

“It takes a long time to write a book, especially when the writer’s me,” says Pontvieux. “As a reader myself, I also understand how frustrating it can be to wait for a favorite author’s next book to come out. This is, in part, the reason why I decided to release a few original short stories over the course of the year to help shorten the wait until my second novel is published, and to thank my readers for their patience and dedication.”

“Vertical Horizons” tells the story of Costi, a young Romanian, who comes to Paris to find the job that will pay for the bills back home. He had to overcome his fear of heights to get the coveted position. 

From his vantage point, the city of Paris is sprawled at his feet. Yet, Costi refuses to see its true beauty. He left his heart behind in Transylvania, but is it where it really belongs?

“Vertical Horizons” is a tale of heartbreak, but also of resilience and hope, which shows beyond doubt that for everyone, there is a better tomorrow.

“Vertical Horizons” is available here in digital format on Amazon.



Why is the Eiffel Tower called the Eiffel Tower?
It was named after one the most influential people in its construction, a contractor,enginner,architect and showman by the name of Gustave Eiffel.

When was the Eiffel Tower built and completed? 
The Eiffel tower was finished March 31,1889. It took around two years and two months to build.

How old is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower is 123 years old in 2012.

What are the uses of the Eiffel Tower?
It is used as a radio broadcasting tower and observation tower.

What is the Eiffel Tower made of?
It is made of 2.5 million rivets, 15,000 pieces of iron and 40 tons of paint. The main component of the Eiffel tower is iron.

What color is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower is coated with different shades of brown paint.

How tall/high is the eiffel tower?
The Eiffel tower height is approximately 984-990 feet tall/high (depending on temperature) or 324 meters tall/high

How many stairs steps are in the Eiffel Tower?
There are 1665 stairs steps in the Eiffel Tower.

How many visitors visit the Eiffel Tower every year?
Approximately 6.8 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. It is estimated that over a quarter of a billion people have view the Eiffel Tower in its long history.

How much does the Eiffel Tower weigh? How heavy is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel tower weighs approximately 10,000 tons, 7.3 thousand of them being the metal.

Does the Eiffel Tower have paint? How many times is it applied?
The Eiffel Tower does have paint. It is is repainted every 7 years by a team of high-altitude painters, who only use brushes, never spray paint or guns. So far, it’s been painted 19 times. Watch these extraordinary men and women at work by clicking on  this youtube video.

The Nelson Algren Committee hosts the 23rd  annual Nelson Algren Birthday Party

If you have never attended this event, this may be your last chance to partake in it so you can say “I, too, am a supporter of Nelson Algren’s talent!”

Featuring Delphine Pontvieux who, for the past couple of years, read excerpts from novels and letters from French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, who was Nelson Algren’s passionate love. Signed copies of her novel “ETA-estimated Time of Arrest” will be sold on location.

Saturday, March 24

8 PM

at the Wicker Park Arts Center, 2215 W. North Avenue in Chicago.

The party celebrates the novelist and essayist who captured the reality of urban America with a cool eye and a compassionate heart, as seen in such masterpieces as The Man with the Golden ArmNeon Wilderness and Chicago: City on the Make.

The party features a rich, eclectic and one-of-a-kind blend of presentations, poetry, music and performance, as well as Algren tributes and commentary.

From Philadelphia comes award-winning writer/photographer Linh Dinh, while dissident psychologist and author Bruce Levine joins us from Cincinnati and scholar Mike Jones treks in from Connecticut to discuss Algren’s continuing relevance. On the music front, legendary boogie-woogie pianist Erwin Helfer graces our stage once again, as do folksinger Bucky Halker and singer/songwriter Kristin Lems. Guitarist John Garvey backs up Warren Leming in a reading from City on the Make, while photographer Ron Seymour displays rarely seen Algren pictures. The poetry contingent includes Charlie NewmanSteve SchroederWayne Allen Jones and Bob Katzman, proprietor of Skokie’s Magazine Museum. Musician and critic Richard Wyszynski talks about the Chicago of Algren and his buddy Studs Terkel, a founder of the Algren Committee. Mark Twain will be channeled by actor Richard Henzel, linking Algren to his American literary roots. Simone de Beauvoir, the love of Algren’s life, will be present via a spirited reading of her work by novelist Delphine Pontvieux.

The event also honors community members who display a “conscience in touch with humanity,” while flying under the media radar. This year’s recipients of the coveted Nelson Algren Committee Award are veteran scholar/activist Elliot Zashin and historical researcher and re-enactor extraordinaire Paul Durica.

Admission is $10 at the door, $7 for seniors and students with ID. Drink tickets are available to those wishing to toast Algren; complimentary snacks, related books and merchandise, and a door prize drawing add to the fun. Committee members Warren Leming and Hugh Iglarsh attempt to MC the madness, ably assisted by fellow members Nina GaspichCharlie Newman and Kurt Jacobsen.

We note with sadness that this is the swansong for the Algren Birthday Party at the Wicker Park Arts Center, as the historic St. Paul’s Church has been sold out from under the Near Northwest Arts Council (NNWAC), which operates the center. It represents another loss of precious public space in a neighborhood struggling to retain its artistic soul. We are grateful for the longtime support of NNWAC Director Laura Weathered and of WPB, the Special Service Area for the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

The night ends with a rousing “Happy Birthday” sung to Algren, who entered the world in 1909 and departed from it in 1981, leaving behind a singular body of work and an enduring influence on succeeding generations. When the Committee started, not long after Algren’s death, his books were mostly out of print and his presence almost unmarked in the city he made his life’s work. Now Algren is commemorated with a fountain and plaque, and he’s been inducted into the inaugural class of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. But none of his titles been included in the city’s “One Book, One Chicago” program, and he remains in a limbo of partial and grudging acceptance even in his hometown. The Committee’s work goes on.

It certainly is a random thing that was absolutely not intended on the part of Basque media and television channel EITB, but it caught our attention this morning at Miss Nyet HQ.

EITB’s internet banner ad (see photo) features, aside from its slogan “tus nuevos ojos para ver el mundo”, (your new eyes to see the world), two eyes of a different color: one is blue and the other the color of amber, which happens to be exactly similar to the eyes of Lartaun, the hero of Delphine Pontvieux’s thriller titled “ETA-estimated Time of Arrest”, who happens to be affected by heterochromia.

Do we hear “subliminal imagery?”


LOL-Laughing Out Loud, featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Moore…as well as Delphine Pontvieux (who plays the role of Joan of Arc’s mother) is set for a MAY 4 US release.

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne (Moore), “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

Read more about the movie and the cast at :

Click the link below to order your own dedicated hardcover copy of Pontvieux’s award-winning thriller “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest”:

Also available in digital version for just 2.99$ at :

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