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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Let’s Party Giveaway

Winter has been brutal here in Michigan with record-breaking low temperatures and wind chills. Very much like the weather that is hitting the fictional town of Kellerton, Michigan in Chicken Soup & Homicide. To celebrate the book’s release and give one lucky winner a fun way to chase away the winter doldrums I’m giving away […]

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Pie & Ice Cream Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Chickie B. who won the Pie & Ice Cream Giveaway! The release of Chicken Soup & Homicide is less than a week away. Stay tuned – there are more giveaways to come!   […]

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Every Day Fiction Podcast

My story, Tired, that was published at Every Day Fiction last week has been turned into a podcast! Follow the link to listen to the story. You can even rate it if you’d like. Tired – EDF Podcast 189 […]

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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 writing quirky, fun cozy mysteries, […]

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