Staying in with Steph F. Tumba


I’m ‘meeting’ all kinds of authors I wouldn’t have known about had I not been running this Staying in with… feature on the blog and today I’ve another new to me author, Steph F. Tumba to chat to.

If you’re an author who’d also like to stay in with me to tell me about one of your books, please click here for more details.

Staying in with Steph Tumba

Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Steph. Thanks so much for staying in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

Bonjour Linda. Thank you ever so much for having me here and picking my book. It’s a great pleasure to be here and I am eternally grateful for your interest.


I have brought with me my first novel 100 Dates And A Wedding 😉 It’s been published by Sté Tumba Capital in association with Amazon Publishing Group and available since February 12th all over the world on Amazon, a few stores in America, and in the UK on our website.

(Sounds an exciting time for you Steph.)

What can we expect from an evening in with 100 Dates & a Wedding?

Quite a lot in fact. 100 Dates And A Wedding relates the tribulations of a young French divorcee in London. It draws on aspects of my past: my divorce, my social life in London, my career as an entrepreneur, and my struggle to understand this modern world of dating especially after a long relationship.

(Aha! Hence your French response earlier. In that case, bienvenue – or something like that if my ancient French can be dredged up enough!)

I share some of my funniest, saddest (sometimes), and incredible dating experiences in London. So be ready to laugh out loud, cry out loud, sympathise, relate, be angry, annoyed, disturbed, hopeless, in admiration and full of hope. It’s a passionate and spicy novel based main on real events.

(Sounds highly entertaining.)

What else have you brought along and why have you brought it?

I’ve brought along some pictures by Marco Joe Fazio, a close friend and a fantastic photographer. He captured London and Me/Valerie’s very well in these 5 pictures: her discovery, her awkwardness, her doubts, and her confidence. But…  I have also brought some chocolates as a thank you for inviting me over.

(I love a guest who brings chocolates Steph. Great photos by the way.)

Thanks so much for staying in with me to tell me all about 100 Dates and a Wedding, Steph. Good luck with the book (and the romances).

100 Dates And A Wedding


100 Dates And A Wedding relates the tribulation of Valérie a French 30-year-old divorcee from Paris living in London.

Between the English’s rules of dating, the expected texts, the expected loves, the misinterpreted messages, the words over-interpreted, and the language barrier Valérie experienced the misunderstanding love in all its splendour and the cultural clash at its worst. She narrates the worst of her dating experiences London offered and the lessons she learnt from them. Her disillusionments, her joys, and her own ambiguities are shared without concession questioning how to deal with a break up after a long relationship?

How to believe in love again after being defeated?

Even more, how many rendezvous did it take to find the one? 100?

The road to love is not easy, but when you find it, you realise that somehow, you enjoyed the ride, but more so adore reaching the destination. We must all go through this, C’est la vie!

Valérie’s discovers that you need to kiss a few frogs before getting that happy-ending story full of sparkling stars.

100 Dates And A Wedding is available for purchase here.

About Steph F. Tumba


Manufactured in France and improved in England, Stephanie Tumba, born in Paris, moved in London 7 years ago.

After a Baccalaureate in French Literature, Stéphanie initially studied English Literature and Civilisations at Paris University, but after two years switched to Business Management degree.

After her studies, Stéphanie worked for companies such as L’Oréal and LVMH before turning to an entrepreneurial career.  Since she’s been a kid, she always had an overflowing Imagination with a slight tendency to hyperactivity. Business lady by day and writer by night, she has always read and written songs, poems, or stories sometimes short, sometimes long, sometimes comical, occasionally sarcastic and sometimes dark and suicidal, depending on her mood, the music she has in her mind, the people she met and the amount of alcohol drunk on the day.

Now Stephanie, who loves challenges, is currently working on her second novel and working on a variety of creative projects.

There’s more on Steph’s website, and about the book on Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Staying in with Steph F. Tumba

  1. Thank you, Steph!
    I’ve enjoyed reading the interview and see how useful are the pictures we took together.
    I am reading the book and I can assure it is a real fun, I truly advice everyone to get a copy, possibly with Steph’s autograph, like the one I have 😉
    And thank you, Linda, to promote this little strong woman, very talented!
    All the best,

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