Whitney Cubbison is a dual American & French citizen living in Paris since 2009. She grew up in Texas and California and graduated from UCLA with a degree in French. She started her career in Communications working for high-tech PR agencies in San Francisco and eventually joined Microsoft where she worked for sixteen years, thirteen of which from the Paris office. During that time, she held various international roles that encompassed public relations, employee communications, executive speechwriting, and social media.
She earned her French citizenship in early 2022 and left Microsoft in the summer of that year to focus on completing her first novel, Will There Be Wine? The story, while fiction, is deeply inspired by Whitney’s own experiences as an ex-pat divorcée living in Paris and trying to navigate the cultural minefield of dating in a foreign country. It was released on January 16, 2023.
DatingDisasters.Paris - the URL you're on now - is the blog written by the book's main character, Austen Keller. It shares some of her worst online dating horror stories. Disclaimer: Any resemblance to any actual men with whom Whitney has been on dates is purely coincidental... this book is a work of fiction! 💘
When she’s not writing, Whitney can be found sitting in Parisian cafés and restaurants with her friends, drinking wine. 🍷
Photo credit: Kelly Anderson Photography