Carla’s Wedding Present Giveaway

In Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes Amy is helping plan her best friend’s wedding. While the bride, Carla, is a skilled ER nurse, her cooking skills are minimal. Throughout the book Amy tries to come up with the perfect wedding gift for her BFF. To celebrate the release of the third book in my Culinary Competition […]

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Participate In The Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes Tour

Doughnuts &  Deadly Schemes, Book #3 in my Culinary Competition Mystery Series, comes out on June 4th. I love doing blog tours when I release new books. Because this one is coming out at the beginning of summer I thought I would try a different kind of blog tour. An easy, breezy, no pressure, no […]

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Raid My Bookshelves Giveaway #2

Want a shot at winning one of these books? They’ve all lived on my bookshelves (so they are used) and now they’re up for adoption. Do you see one you would like to give a new home? The only catch, you have to subscribe to my newsletter. (I promise, I will never share your email […]

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One Post…Two New Books!

It has been a busy year for me so far – 2015 will forever be known in my life as the year I released a LOT of books. 🙂 In fact, the next two release are less than a month apart. I have quite a few more projects in the works, so stay tuned! For […]

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Cookbook Review: Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto By Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay Published by Ten Speed Press Barbecue is an art form and Aaron Franklin is a superstar pitmaster. He went from cooking brisket for his friends, to opening a food truck, to owning a now world-renowned restaurant that has sold out of meat every single […]

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Cookbook Review: A Good Food Day

A Good Food Day By Marco Canora Published by Potter The subtitle of this book is: Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great. And that is exactly what the author did. He is a chef who found that he needed to make some major changes in his life. Unhealthy eating habits had left him […]

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Raid My Bookshelves Giveaway

Like every writer I know, I have a lot of books. A LOT of books. Book hoarding is an affliction of many writers. I hold on to books that I’ve read and I keep around books that are no longer useful to me…for no good reason. It’s time to find those under-utilized books a new […]

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Cookbook Review: Supermarket Healthy

Supermarket Healthy: Recipes & Know-How for Eating Well Without Spending A Lot By Melissa D’Arabian Published by Potter Now that the weather is finally getting warmer my thoughts are turning toward eating healthier. This cookbook is full of healthy recipes that use ingredients that can be found at most supermarkets. There are recipes that cover […]

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Book Release Week In Pictures

I love ebooks, but there’s nothing like getting paperback copies of your brand new book baby! Yeehaw! #1!! Oooh…Amazon didn’t put those nifty little banners on the “Also Bought” books when Pies & Peril was released in July. Editing Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes so I could turn it in to my publisher on February 28. […]

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Chicken Soup & Homicide’s Release Day!

For an author, getting ready to release a book into the world is a bit like running a race. Today I’m hitting the finish line for Chicken Soup & Homicide. Woohoo! The ebook is on sale for a limited time for only $.99. (Click on the cover above to buy from your favorite book retailer.) […]

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