Inspiration: Creativity In Action!

There are two parts to writing books, or making movies, or any other creative endeavor. First, you get an idea. That leads to the second, and truly difficult, part: actually doing something about it. But I've got two great examples of people having great ideas, and then working to make them a … [Read more...]

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: An E-Book!

I'm still celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the release of Cherries in Winter - by giving away gifts! Today's present: the e-book version of Cherries :) All you have to do to win is be the first person to leave a comment on my blog. When you do, please specify your e-reading device: Kindle, … [Read more...]

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Cherries: Softcover Giveaway!

More gifts! More gifts! Today's gift giveaway: the softcover version of Cherries in Winter, with added chapters and recipes. Sweet! First person to leave a comment on the blog is the winner! xx, S     Rules: Void where prohibited. You must be at least 18 years old to enter, … [Read more...]

Cherries in Winter: The First Chapter

As part of my 3rd anniversary celebration of Cherries in Winter, and as a teaser for those gifts I mentioned (coming soon; stay tuned!), here is the first chapter of Cherries. I hope you enjoy it, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think! CHERRIES IN WINTER: CHAPTER 1 January … [Read more...]

My GH Cover Story on Bobby Flay!

One of my favorite recent assignments was writing Good Housekeeping's cover story on celebrity chef Bobby Flay. When I told friends about this, even the most jaded industry types would say, "Ooh, Flay--I love him! Was he nice?" He was. He was great--really friendly and quick with the perfect quote, … [Read more...]