Food and Fiction

Last weekend I dropped by the Library for a little research.  I checked out a stack of books that feature food in some way or other, hoping to learn what I liked and didn’t like by way of using food in a work of fiction.  Here’s what I learned. I started with Like Water for…

I Laughed So Hard I Cried: Writing Comedy and Tragedy, with Rachel Smith

I’m taking a creative writing class at Stanford and it has been the most amazing experience.  I have learned so much.  Professor Rachel Smith is excellent, her lectures are insightful and well written, and she provides excellent and highly personal feedback to our work.  My classmates have been a delight and have produced exceptional work. …

New BonBons!

I’ve created a few bon-bons for a new book Who Am I If You’re Not You. Here are my favorites from the collection. To preorder your copy check out this page. For more information on the graphic design service I provide to authors check this out. Thanks for dropping by,

New Goodies

 I enjoy creating quality graphic designs for authors to use in their marketing, and it’s one of my very favorite things!  There are three main reasons this work is so close to my heart.  First, I respect what it takes to get a book from one’s imagination to the page and through the publishing process. …

Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World

I read Shirley Hershey Showalter’s memoir:Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World as a part of The God Project. I also grew up Mennonite and as with any great book, this one made me stop and think.  Showalter tells of taking a large stockpot of sweet meadow spearmint tea in a red Radio Flyer…

We will Persist.

I was inspired AGAIN by the words of Georgia Kolias this morning. (so here they are) And if you’re curious about the first time Georgia’s words rocked by world, scoot on over to the Huffington Post for this article called Haunted by Family Rejection which was her very personal response to reading Cooking for Ghosts…

Novel Food

I’m so pleased that two of my recipes are a part of Novel Food #28. I love the concept, the title, and I love being included!   My Shrimp Rohini was chosen,   Along with my Ridiculously Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes.   And the book that inspired it all: Yummy!

Jack-O’-Lantern Spice Cupcakes

It’s time for another yummy cupcake recipe inspired by the book Cooking For Ghosts by the marvelous bestselling author Patricia V. Davis, who happens to be one of the coolest women I know.  And I’ll put a link right here for those amazing Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes in case you missed those, yum!  Today’s recipe features…

Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

I recently read Cooking for Ghosts by bestselling author Patricia V. Davis, and fell in love with the food mentioned in the book.  In particular… the cupcakes.  I’ve had a weakness for cupcakes (aka cuppy cakes) for years, and that hasn’t changed.  So when I’m reading along and Angela mentions “Jack-O’-Lantern Spice” cupcakes, and the…

Truffles for Ann Garvin

 I was so pleased to read “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around“ by USA Today bestselling author Ann Garvin.  And what a treat this book is!  And for that matter, I really enjoyed Ms. Garvin’s earlier book “A Dog Year“.  She must love dogs as much as I do… which takes some…

Bonbons with Quotes from the Book "Cooking for Ghosts"

These are my favorite bonbons from yesterday. This photograph by Parker Chittenden is evocative and very ‘film noir’ and I love working with this sort of thing.  As usual, having a great photograph to start out with really makes my work a snap. Another great moody photograph from Parker Chittenden This photograph of the RMS…

Second Chance Chairs

 This is a series of graphics I made for a collection of chairs that  were rescued and given a second chance at life. I think the purple chair is my favorite.