Tired at Every Day Fiction

I'm returning to my writing roots today. Even though my current writing hat is cozy mystery novelist, I still love flash fiction. It's the writing form that I was drawn to when I decided to hunker down and really pursue my crazy dream of being a writer. While I adore...

Pie & Ice Cream Giveaway

Pie topped with ice cream is a great treat when you want to celebrate something special. On February 23 I will be releasing my next book, Chicken Soup & Homicide, book #2 in the Culinary Competition Mystery Series. So I'm celebrating by giving away some pie and ice cream...with a...

Mistakes Are Awesome!

Okay...some mistakes are awesome. That ex-boyfriend that seemed awesome in college was still a mistake that should've been avoided. But sometimes things that seem like mistakes are really more like your subconscious telling you what you need before you know you need it. See that package above? You may have...

Cookbook Review: The Moosewood Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition

The Moosewood Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition By Mollie Katzen Published by Ten Speed Press There are some cookbooks that stand the test of time. After being welcomed into countless kitchens they become one of the go-to books for many cooks. The Moosewood Cookbook is one of those books. It features...

I’ll Try That!

Since before Christmas I have been asking my husband to go with me to an Asian market in a nearby city. I had never been there, but heard that it had a wonderful selection. Since I have an ever-expanding collection of cookbooks that call for ingredients that definitely aren't available...

Blog Tour Sign Ups Are Open!

I am looking for host blogs for the Chicken Soup & Homicide Blog Tour. It will run from February 23 (release day) until March 8. Please note: there may be more than one blog posting on each date. If you would like to sign up for a date, just fill...

Cover Reveal: Chicken Soup & Homicide

[caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Coming February 23![/caption] Chicken Soup & Homicide (Culinary Competition Mysteries #2) Amy Ridley and her friend, Sophie, have perfected their chicken soup recipe, and the winter-weary residents of Kellerton, Michigan can't wait to watch them compete against other local chefs in the Chicken Soup Showdown. But...

Have A Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to an end, I wish you all a new year full of bravery and joy. This year has been crazy, exhilarating, a bit frightening at some points and all together wondrous for me...and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Happy New Year!  

Cookbook Review: A Kitchen In France

A Kitchen In France: A Year of Cooking In My Farmhouse By Mimi Thorisson Publisher: Clarkson Potter This is a gorgeous book for food lovers. A cookbook that can be read like a novel but it is also filled with photos of food and scenes from life in the French...

GHP 12 Days of Christmas Sale!

My publisher is celebrating the holidays with a sale. Woohoo! Each day from now until December 19th one GHP ebook will be on sale for $.99. All books will only be at that special price for one day. December 15th is the sale day for Pies & Peril. Click HERE...