2013 Writing Resolutions

Now that Christmas is over many of us are turning our attention to new year goals. When I discovered the Writing Resolutions Blog Hop hosted by 1st Books I decided to write this post and share what I want to do. Right now I am in promotion mode. This blog...

Holiday Craziness & Plan B

I am skidding into Christmas feeling even more crazy and unorganized than usual. Around Thanksgiving I was talking with a friend, telling her about how I was going to start releasing my new foodie fiction series in early 2013. She commented that maybe it would be better to get the...

“Must Love Sandwiches” Is Here!

My first foodie fiction novella, "Must Love Sandwiches", is now available as an ebook on Amazon. If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry, you can still read it. There are free Kindle apps available on Amazon for computers and smart phones. This book is very different from my other...

My Writing Buddy

Since this blog is brand new I decided it was time to introduce my writing buddy, Cooper. As I settle down with my cup of coffee to write each morning this is what I see when I look around my laptop screen. Many of my author bios state that I...

Muenster & Kalamata Grilled Cheese

I have never been much of a breakfast eater. I think this started in my teens, when I had to get up so early to catch the school bus. It wasn't easy to fit food into my sleep-deprived, pre-dawn daily routine. Now, many years later, I'm more of a coffee...

People Watching

This past weekend I had a Girl's Day Out with a couple of my friends. One of the things we did was go to an Open House at a metaphysical store. This store has everything from belly dancing supplies to palm reading kits. Tarot cards, crystals, voodoo dolls - a...

Avocado Toast

I am working on testing the recipes I want to include in my culinary fiction novella. I love reading all kinds of culinary fiction, but books that include recipes are just a bit more special to me. When the recipes are included you can actually make some of the dishes...

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to my new website and blog. I have been blogging for many years at Janel's Jumble and that blog will remain active, but as a personal blog. This website and blog will be dedicated to my life as an author. Since I write everything from culinary fiction...