First, a happy note for the day: THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS has just gone into an 8th printing! Thanks to you guys. I’m so thrilled.
Anyone who has ever written had to work to deadline knows the giddy feeling that arrives just afterward. I mailed the new book to my agent and editor last [...]
D-day is Friday. I’ve been testing recipes after I’ve done my pages for the day. Honestly? It’s a great way to write a book.
Today was raisin bread day.
Tomorrow morning, French toast made with the fresh raisin bread.
The Gazette Telegraph’s book columnist had some lovely things to say about The Lost Recipe For Happiness:
I should add that she most graciously interviewed me and read my book open-mindedly even though I accidentally blindsided her in a blog I wrote for RTB. Thanks, Anita. A lady and a scholar.
It seemed like I spent way too much time at this Internet computer last week. Don’t get me wrong: the Internet is a valuable, interesting place and for an isolated writer, the most glorious communication tool ever invented. However, I can find myself wasting time, and not productively wasting time, either (like Facebook [...]
I’ll be a guest at the Cherry Forums all this week. Please come talk to me!
Week before last, TOP CHEF had a challenge that involved cooking the “last supper” of a group of individual famous chefs. Fascinating idea. Someone then asked me on Twitter what my last supper would be and I popped off with “a southern breakfast.”
It’s not an easy challenge. I’m still running through the possibilities. I [...]
Christopher Robin gained his US citizenship on Wednesday. It’s a fairly long process, involving interviews and tests and proof of travel dates outside of the country (try figuring out exactly when you traveled for the past decade). We went up to Denver in the morning for the naturalization ceremony.
It was remarkably moving. The [...]
I’m thinking a lot about world building, and have been writing a blog about it which I hope to post soon. One aspect of world building is context, and I’ve been thinking about that the past two days because of the horrific fires north of Melbourne in Australia.
When I returned from Australia last [...]
Haven’t been the most attentive blogger the past couple of weeks. Things will slow down soon and I’ll be back nattering on as always. In the meantime, here’s a link to an interview by Kamela Mirich, at Modern Girl Style. (Such a hip and attractive site!)
Anything interesting in your world? Talk to [...]