For author Daryl Wood Gerber
From Final Sentence, the first in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Talk about being independent?
I'm so excited! My story - my very own story, FINAL SENTENCE - is on the bookshelves as of this week! My author, Daryl, and I met a few months ago. Well, more than a year ago, actually. I told her all about my life as an advertising executive and how I needed to make a change. She was all for it. She has started her career over a couple of times. She was an actress, actually. She did a lot of commercials, like the ones I used to produce. Poppity Pop Popcorn? My campaign.
But that feels like a lifetime ago. And like I told Daryl, I needed a change. So when my aunt called me and asked me to move to Crystal Cove to help her open The Cookbook Nook culinary bookshop and a cafe that is an adjunct to the shop, I leaped at the chance. Mind you, I'm not a cook. I'm a foodie, though. I've tasted everything from eel to alligator. But I want to learn to cook. And I love books. All kinds of books. Did you know that cookbooks are not just for cooks? People collect them for the pictures as well as the stories inside. I'm learning so much as I delve into the stock of books my aunt ordered. What fun. And there are culinary mysteries, too, with themes like catering and coffee and more. Many of them have recipes. It's all so much fun. I'd lost my smile in San Francisco, but moving home to Crystal Cove, which is a seaside community in California, south of San Jose, north of Monterey, I know I'm going to find it again. I like to smile.
I do hope you'll want to read my story. I'm bound to make mistakes. To err is human, right? But I'm going to share all the fun things, too. Love, laughter, hikes in the mountains, days at the beach, new cookbooks I discover...
Have you ever taken a big leap of faith and moved? Changed your life? Changed your career? Were you scared? I'm a little scared, I have to admit. But I'm hopeful.
Happy Independence Day!!!
In case you're interested, here's an easy recipe for the Fourth of July that my aunt loves.
BY THE WAY, since Killer Characters went "missing" for a short while in June, my author is offering a giveaway today. Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win a copy of FINAL SENTENCE! Winner announced at midnight EDT. Good luck! REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR POST. :)
Daryl Wood Gerber and Avery Aames (author of A Cheese Shop Mystery series) are the same author.
You can order the book HERE.
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