If we were having coffee today, I’d have to talk about the cookbook.
Well, it’s this way: I saw somebody else had a cookbook based on their book series. I was downright gobsmacked. I’m a cookbook collector, I’ve created a couple of cookbooks before, my novel series Traces of Treasure has a small country cafe as a central locale, and I’m just slapping myself in the forehead for not thinking of this before.
Sure, I’m being derivative. So, who isn’t? As a collector I have to tell you, everybody and their dog has put out a cookbook. Everybody is being derivative.
So, I’m cobbling one together. I actually have the concept pretty well nailed down, I’ve got the recipes copied and (mostly) formatted. Formatting, that’s the key. Takes time. And I need to find some more royalty free art to sort of jazz it up. I’ve got a little, just need a little more. Then finalize things and it will be ready to go.
If you’re interested, I suggest you sign up to my mailing list. You can find a link for that on my web page. That will be part of the promotional part of this, to get the mailing list moving along. Anyway, I think it is an awesome cookbook. Since the novels are set in West Texas there are lots of Southwestern recipes and just a little bit of fun too. It’s written as if the fictional proprietress of the little cafe has put it together. She’s a lot of fun.
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