Debra Finerman is an American writer who lives in Paris. JAKE OR JAKE?-a dog's tale, is her latest novel. Humorous contemporary fiction for dog lovers and human lovers- Jake is a dog and also the name of his owner. When Jake's soul transfers into his dog's body after a car crash, hilarious and touching events unsue. SHADOW WAR, a WWII novel, was inspired by plaques seen on walls throughout Paris dedicated to the brave Resistance Fighters who died on the spot, shot by Nazi patrols. During research for this book, she traveled to the Imperial War Museum, London and Resistance Museums in France. She met former members of Resistance groups. Espionage is familiar to her as her uncle was a CIA agent. Her first novel MADEMOISELLE VICTORINE, published by Random House Three Rivers Press, has been translated into six languages worldwide. She is a former journalist for Capital Style, The Hollywood Reporter monthly magazine, Beverly Hills Today and Beverly Hills Magazine. A graduate of UCLA, she earned her academic degree in Art History and Connoisseurship at Christie's, New York.