Friday, October 9, 2015

We'd Rather Be Writing

I’m excited about the new cookbook adventure called, WE’D RATHER BE WRITING: 88 AUTHORS SHARE TIMESAVING DINNER RECIPES AND OTHER TIPS.

Lois Winston, USA Today bestselling author, invited me to participate in her new cookbook, and of course, I jumped at the chance. I’m honored to be one of the 88 authors sharing our time-saving recipes and tips while juggling life and family responsibilities with our writings.

Our cookbook is offered on Amazon for $.99 with a portion of the proceeds donated to No Kid Hungry:

We'd Rather Be Writing
Have you ever wished you could find more time to do the things you want to do, rather than just doing the things you have to do? Most authors juggle day jobs and family responsibilities along with their writing. Because they need to find time to write, they look for ways to save time in other aspects of their lives.

Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll find easy, nutritious recipes for meat, poultry, pasta, soup, stew, chili, and vegetarian meals. All of the recipes require a minimum of prep time, freeing you up to read, exercise, garden, craft, write, spend more time with family, or whatever.

Within the pages of We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll be introduced to authors who write a wide range of fiction—everything from mystery to romance to speculative fiction to books for children, young adults, and new adults—and some who write nonfiction. Some of the authors write sweet; others write steamy. Some write cozy; others write tense thrillers.

Some are debut authors with only one published book; others are multi-published and have had long publishing careers. Some are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who may or may not be familiar to you, but being a bestselling author doesn’t mean they still don’t have to juggle their day job along with their writing.

The authors who contributed to this book are a rather creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to carving out time from their busy lives. So in addition to timesaving recipes, within the pages of this book you’ll find timesaving and organizational tips for other aspects of your life. And if you happen to be a writer, you’ll also find a plethora of great ideas to help you organize your writing life. Authors who contributed to this book include: Lisa Alber, Reggi Allder, Judy Alter, Krista Ames, Rose Anderson, Cori Lynn Arnold, Judy Baker, Beverley Bateman, Donnell Ann Bell, Paula Gail Benson, Kris Bock, Maureen Bonatch, Ava Bradley, Susan Breen, Lida Bushloper, Michelle Markey Butler, Ashlyn Chase, Judy Copek, Maya Corrigan, Mariposa Cruz, Melinda Curtis, Lesley A. Diehl, Conda V. Douglas, Nancy Eady, Helena Fairfax, Jennifer Faye, Flo Fitzpatrick, Kit Frazier, Shelley Freydont, Mariana Gabrielle, Rosie Genova, Marni Graff, Joanne Guidoccio, Margaret S. Hamilton, L.C. Hayden, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Heather Hiestand, R.Franklin James, Kathryn Jane, M.M. Jaye, Elizabeth John, Stacy Juba, Gemma Juliana, Carol Goodman Kaufman, Melissa Keir, Kay Kendall, A.R. Kennedy, Lynn Kinnaman, Marie Laval, B.V. Lawson, Claudia Lefeve, Alice Loweecey, Cynthia Luhrs, Sandra Masters, Lisa Q. Mathews, J.M. Maurer, Sandra McGregor, Kathy McIntosh, Claire A. Murray, Ann Myers, Tara Neale, Stacey Joy Netzel, Jayne Ormerod, Alice Orr, Laurel Peterson, Irene Peterson, Pepper Phillips, Caridad Pineiro, Kathryn Quick, Renée Reynolds, Josie Riviera, Elizabeth Rose, C.A. Rowland, Cindy Sample, Sharleen Scott, Terry Shames, Susan C. Shea, Judy Penz Sheluk, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lynette Sofras, Kaye Spencer, Skye Taylor, Lourdes Venard, Lea Wait, Regan Walker, Lois Winston, and Aubrey Wynne. 

We’d Rather Be Writing is available on Amazon 

By the way, if you missed out on our first cookbook, Love, Bake, Write, you’ll also find lots more recipes from 105 Authors. Find it on Amazon.

On a more personal note, I just returned from a fun, family trip to Disney World. We had a blast. Yup, we did, even with six adults and one child we played like we were preteens, laughing, running, walking (nearly 10 miles a day), riding all the rides, eating way too much, especially at Epcot where the Wine and Food Festival was going on! Even when the rain poured, we donned our ponchos and continued to trek our way through every theme park to ride those fast breathtaking rollercoasters.

          That’s me! Moira, my granddaughter is behind me! She loved it too.  

Since I was on vacation during the time my Yellow Creek Novels boxed set pricing was supposed to increase, now the set will stay at $.99 until Halloween! Happy Reading.


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  1. Love the idea of the cookbooks! I'm definitely getting both! So happy that you were asked to participate! Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Shelia.Hope you find some great recipes.

  2. What a great cause for a cookbook. Definitely grabbing my copy. So glad you survived the roller coaster. Looks like you have a blast.

    1. We did. Let me know if you find some delicious recipes.

  3. I contributed but simply can't wait to read the ideas and recipes shared by the other authors. I need this advice!
    Glad you enjoyed Disney World. What fun!

  4. The recipes are amazing. I can't wait to try them!

  5. Looking forward to trying these amazing recipes.

  6. Thanks Kathy, Melissa and Joanne for stopping by. Hope you all enjoy some recipes.


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