On Saturday, May 28, 2016, join me, and so many other authors, at the Authors Fair at the Edinburgh (Indiana) Outlet Mall, just off of I-65 at exit 76. We'll be located at in front of the mall between the Claire's and Charlotte Russe outlet stores. The Authors Fair runs from 10 am - 5 pm EDT. Not only will you find some great books, but the Outlet Mall has hundreds of stores for your shopping pleasure. Get that Christmas shopping done early.
The Edinburgh Outlet Mall is located at 11622 NE Executive Dr, Edinburgh, Indiana 46124.
I hope to see you there.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Today is National Wine Day. This should be a national holiday, don't you think? I love to write scenes in my novels where the characters are sharing a meal and I try to always include wine. I'm not a wine connoisseur, so I had to do a lot of research to write the scenes where they have to order wine. I had to figure out what wine would go with the type of food they were eating. I have to admit it was so much fun reading and learning about the different types of wines.
Surprisingly, the best place I found for wine research wasn't on the Internet. It was in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, which included a chart inside defining the different types of wines.
One of the more interesting things I learned about wine is that different wines should be served in different style glasses. For instance, red and burgundy wines are served in a glass with a larger bowl. Rosé wines should be served in a glass with a flarred lip to allow the wine to flow out of the glass and onto the tip of the tongue where the sweet taste buds are located. However, if you don't have a glass with a flarred lip, don't feel you need to run out to buy one. Rosé wines are similar to red wines, so the larger bowl glass for red wines works very well. White wines are served in a similar style glass, but a bit smaller. Who knew? Sparkling wines and champagne should be served in a long stem flute glass.
One thing that I was amazed to find out is that sherry is a type of wine made from white grapes. Remember watching the television show, Frazier? He was always drinking sherry with his brother. Dry sherry is considered an appetizer wine and served cold, or it can be sweet and served at room temperature after a meal, like on Frazier. On that show, they usually drank it from a very small sized glass, but according to my research, it should be served in a glass similar to the red wine glass, but shorter.
If you want to see how well I put my new knowledge of wine to work, check out my book, "A Kitchen Affair." Links are available on the book page of my web site, http://bit.ly/XkR1uJ
If you're interested in learning a little more about wines, please visit fellow author, Mysti Parker's blog.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Today, I am guest blogging on on Jana Richard's blog about my backlist book, "A Kitchen Affair."
On her blog, you will find my recipe for Chocolate Rum Cheesecake, which is one of the dishes served in the book. If you purchase "A Kitchen Affair" now online you will receive the updated edition, which includes a recipe at the end of each chapter. That's 12 recipes in all. In honor of my guest appearance on Jana's blog, you can now purchase the e-book of "A Kitchen Affair" for 99¢ on many of the online stores. You can find the buy links below.
When culinary student Jenny Marshall struggles to pay her tuition, she decides to become a Personal Chef to make ends meet. The most eligible bachelor in town, Derek James, happens to also be a millionaire and he has a crisis. Two days before his Thanksgiving dinner party, his cook has to quit due to a family emergency. Desperate, he hires Jenny to cook for his party and there's chemistry from the start. He likes her, she likes him, but a manager at his company has set her sights on Derek and does everything she can to sabotage the relationship. Everyone thinks Colleen is the perfect match for Derek; everyone that is, except Derek. He desperately wants Jenny in his life. However, Colleen has other plans to keep that from happening. What lengths will she go to in order to keep Derek and Jenny apart?
This sale ends on or around May 24, 2016.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tessa Cooper, having taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university in order to write a mystery novel, winds up living in the mountains of Tennessee. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. Then she meets the man building the garage behind her cabin. Sexy Silas Newberry is a man with many secrets, and Tessa is determined to find out what they are. But when things start going in the wrong direction, can Silas keep her safe without revealing his biggest secret of all?
Silas sat his beer down hard on the counter and walked over next to Tessa. “Damn right, I’m jealous. He’s blonde, has blue eyes, tanned skin, tall, and muscle bound. Isn’t that what women swoon over?”
Tessa finished washing the glass, dried her hands, and turned to Silas. “You have nothing to worry about. I love running my fingers through your long brown hair, and I can’t resist your rugged, slightly bristled face with your deep blue eyes.” She touched his long hair and ran the back of her hand down his cheek ever so lightly. “As for tanned skin, well if you remember, when we first met in August, you had very tanned skin from working outside so much and then there are those muscles.” She ran her hands down his arms. “Every time I see you in one of your shirts that hug your muscles tight, I want to rip it shirt off with my teeth.” She placed her arms around his neck and kissed him. He drew her closer in a hug. She didn’t know how she could be so lucky to find someone like Silas, someone she had grown to love so much.
When the kiss ended, she made her final claim, whispering, “Most importantly, I love you, and you love me. So, like I said, you have nothing to worry about.”In one swift motion, Silas picked her up and carried her to the bedroom.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The organizers of the event are Frank and Kim Hall. I can't even express how amazing they and their volunteers are to the authors. They take VERY good care of us.
The event itself will have over 50 authors, representing all genres of books. No matter what you read, I would bet you will find it at this year's Authors Fair.
Books are reasonable priced and the authors are more than happy to sign their books for you. Food and refreshments will also be available on site.
The weather is going to be perfect to take a drive, so if you find yourself in the Madison, Indiana area on Saturday or Sunday, please stop by and visit. Admission and parking are free.