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Welcome Wendy Jones, Author of Killer's Cut

Scotch Pehs and Tattie Scones Scots and food are inextricably linked. Long cold winters mean that hot, high calorie food is enjoyed with relish. Scotch broth thick with barley and brimming with vegetables, and stews made with the best Scotch beef are staple fare. Fodd that warms 'the cockles of your heart', or 'sticks…See More
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Welcome Nancy Lynn Jarivs, Author of A Neighborly Killing

Realtor and occasional amateur sleuth Regan McHenry keeps chocolate chip cookie dough in her freezer ready to take and bake at open houses to create a homey feel. It’s an old Realtor trick, well, that and putting a drop of vanilla on an electric burner to accomplish the same aromatic lure. So it’s natural that she would…See More
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"Serving this week's FoodFic early... like cookie dough.;)…"
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5-Year Blogiversary!

NO FOOLIN' ;) I'm thrilled to celebrate another year of delicious reads! This year I dug into:  Become Your Own Matchmaker – Patti Stanger…See More
Apr 1
Shelley Workinger replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"No Foolin' - I've now been book-blogging for FIVE years! Check out the year's dishes:http://bookfare.blogspot.com/2016/04/5-year-blogiversary.html And send me a message if you're interested in sharing some #FoodFic as a guest…"
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"No Foolin' - I've now been blogging for 5 years! Check out the year's dishes: http://bookfare.blogspot.com/2016/04/5-year-blogiversary.html"
Apr 1
Nina Angela McKissock commented on the blog post 'FoodFic Look at Going Over'
"Not only is Beth Kephart a talented writer, she is the kind of person who you want to hug, have a drink with, get tipsy with and battle out a concept with. I wish prosperity in all aspects on her life."
Mar 25
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FoodFic Look at Going Over

Love proves itself.Ada didn’t think up this saying, but she believes it as fiercely as if she did. And the love she wants to do the proving is that of Stefan, the boy she’s loved for the 3 years since she turned 12.Unfortunately Ada’s story doesn’t take place in 21st century in America, and the hill she wants Stefan to…See More
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Welcome Sanela Jurich, Author of Remember Me

At the innocent age of fifteen, Selma was just beginning to experience the power of her first love.Unfortunately, living in Bosnia in 1992, Selma and her parents soon found themselves targets of the Bosnian War. Being in a war, they didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to food. They ate whatever they could…See More
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Welcome Vickie Johnstone, Author of The Sea Inside

When Shelley asked me to contribute a post about the food my characters eat in The Sea Inside, my first thought was it’s a good job she didn’t ask about I Dream of Zombies – not from the perspective of the zombies anyway.The Sea Inside is set in three different places – our own reality, that of Entyre lost beneath…See More
Mar 11

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Who I am:
Hi, all! I grew up in Maine, graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans, currently reside in New Jersey, and consider all of them home.

When I'm not working on the SOLID series, I'm chatting about FoodFic on my Bookfare blog: But What Are They Eating? Stop by and let me know what you're reading and what they're eating!
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://ShelleyWorkinger.com
http://Twitter.com/SWorkinger
http://Facebook.com/Shelley.Workinger
http://Facebook.com/SolidSeries
http://Bookfare.Blogspot.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
SOLID Series (YA)
Solid (Book 1) 2010
Settling (Book 2) 2011
Sound (Book 3) 2012
My writing is:
Fiction
I found out about She Writes from:
Jean Kelchner

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At 8:03am on July 2, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Hi Shelley!

I just thought of a book that might interest you. Perhaps you've read it: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. If you don't know it, it's not at all like the movie, it's a memoir of sorts, but it reads like good fiction. That book is loaded with food talk, and recipes if I recall correctly. I know I mentioned Pat Conroy to you in an earlier comment, but this one popped into my sieve-like pea brain this morning. Thought it might be worth passing on.

Oh, and Bill Buford's book Heat about training to be a chef in Mario Batali's restaurant is another good one--I think I put on weight while reading that one! I have a chef in my next novel, so I've been reading food related books--hence my blurting multiple titles at once!

Have a wonderful day! 

CW

At 11:59am on June 30, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Thank you for the friending, Shelley! You've made my day! :-)

And no, your pun wasn't too much, but then I love a good pun (yours made me laugh out loud, so how can that be bad?). And writing about food...mmm, I might bloat to a five-hundred pound land-monster if I was in that line of work--I refer to some of my favourite cookbooks as pornography, so there's a potential vice there ;-) Thank heavens there are brave gals like yourself acting as scribes on that oh-so-wonderful subject!

Have you discovered any of the Phaidon books about food? In case you don't know, if you sign up for their newsletters you get members only invites to killer sales. They make decadent books on art, photography, architecture, film, and food! I got one in the last sale called The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander. It's all little stories about well-known chefs starting their restaurants. I've got to get a couple other books out of the way before I can bite into this one (how's that for too much on the pun scale? ;-) ). They make some of the most beautiful cookbooks, too. 

Drop me a line if you'd like to chat about food, books, or whatever!

Have a wonderful day!

CW

At 6:11am on June 30, 2015, Trish Jackson said…

Thanks for your invite, Shelley. Great to meet you.

At 4:05pm on June 29, 2015, Vicki lee Zell said…

Hi Shelley, nice to meet you.

At 8:51am on June 29, 2015, Kristin Yodock said…

Thank you for the friendship :-) 

At 9:05am on May 1, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Shelley!

Am I reading right, that you have a blog about food in fiction? I love that! It makes me think of Pat Conroy's novels, how food plays such an important role in his fiction. I'm a foodie who doesn't eat meat, so food has become a major element in my fiction too. Looking forward to checking out your blog! :-)

Feel free to tell us about the books you loved, or the ones you didn't, start a discussion, post links to blogs, reviews, or articles that you think everyone needs to read--anything that fits your definition of literature goes, including song lyrics, poetry, film scripts, and plays! One caveat: this is not a self-promoting group; it is meant to champion the work of other writers, so we look forward to hearing what you think we need to read! Most important, please have fun!

I'm a bit new to the group moderator biz, so if you think I've overlooked something, let me know and I'll do my best to come through.

Glad to have you aboard!

Cheers! 

CW

 

At 6:01pm on July 24, 2014, Jill Paterson said…

Thank you for your friendship here on She Writes, Shelley.

At 10:54am on October 22, 2013, Janine M. Donoho said…

Thank you for reaching out, Shelley. I've been considering deep-sixing She Writes for being too clickish, but maybe I'll give it another look.

At 5:37am on October 22, 2013, Rosanna Leo said…

Lovely to connect with you, Shelley. Thanks for reaching out!

At 3:50pm on July 2, 2013, Jan Moran said…

Hi Shelley, thanks for reaching out; I'm just getting back into SheWrites after a super long editing run!

 
 
 

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