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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WE'D RATHER BE #WRITING #COOKBOOK

Last year I had an idea for a cookbook featuring my fellow authors. The result was Bake, Love, Write: 105 AuthorsShare Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing. My hope was that people who bought the book for the yummy recipes would be introduced to authors new to them, thus gaining new readers for my fellow authors and me. I donated a portion of the profits from the sale of the book to my local food bank.

When Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing became an Amazon bestseller, many of the participating authors suggested a follow-up cookbook.

After giving it some thought, I came up with:

We'd Rather Be Writing
88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips

Have you ever wished you could find more time to do the things you want to do, rather than just doing the things you have to do? Most authors juggle day jobs and family responsibilities along with their writing. Because they need to find time to write, they look for ways to save time in other aspects of their lives.

Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We'd Rather BeWriting: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you'll find easy, nutritious recipes for meat, poultry, pasta, soup, stew, chili, and vegetarian meals. All of the recipes require a minimum of prep time, freeing you up to read, exercise, garden, craft, write, spend more time with family, or whatever.

Within the pages of We'd Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors ShareTimesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you'll be introduced to authors who write a wide range of fiction—everything from mystery to romance to speculative fiction to books for children, young adults, and new adults—and some who write nonfiction. Some of the authors write sweet; others write steamy. Some write cozy; others write tense thrillers.

Some are debut authors with only one published book; others are multi-published and have had long publishing careers. Some are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who may or may not be familiar to you, but being a bestselling author doesn't mean they still don't have to juggle their day job along with their writing.

The authors who contributed to this book are a rather creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to carving out time from their busy lives. So in addition to timesaving recipes, within the pages of this book you'll find timesaving and organizational tips for other aspects of your life. And if you happen to be a writer, you'll also find a plethora of great ideas to help you organize your writing life.

Once again, a percentage of the profit from the sale of this new cookbook will be donated to charity. The charity I’ve chosen this year is No Kid Hungry.

Authors who contributed to We'd Rather BeWriting: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips include: Lisa Alber, Reggi Allder, Judy Alter, Krista Ames, Rose Anderson, Cori Lynn Arnold, Judy Baker, Beverley Bateman, Donnell Ann Bell, Paula Gail Benson, Kris Bock, Maureen Bonatch, Ava Bradley, Susan Breen, Lida Bushloper, Michelle Markey Butler, Ashlyn Chase, Judy Copek, Maya Corrigan, Mariposa Cruz, Melinda Curtis, Lesley A. Diehl, Conda V. Douglas, Nancy Eady, Helena Fairfax, Jennifer Faye, Flo Fitzpatrick, Kit Frazier, Shelley Freydont, Mariana Gabrielle, Rosie Genova, Marni Graff, Joanne Guidoccio, Margaret S. Hamilton, L.C. Hayden, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Heather Hiestand, R.Franklin James, Kathryn Jane, M.M. Jaye, Elizabeth John, Stacy Juba, Gemma Juliana, Carol Goodman Kaufman, Melissa Keir, Kay Kendall, A.R. Kennedy, Lynn Kinnaman, Marie Laval, B.V. Lawson, Claudia Lefeve, Alice Loweecey, Cynthia Luhrs, Sandra Masters, Lisa Q. Mathews, J.M. Maurer, Sandra McGregor, Kathy McIntosh, Claire A. Murray, Ann Myers, Tara Neale, Stacey Joy Netzel, Jayne Ormerod, Alice Orr, Laurel Peterson, Irene Peterson, Pepper Phillips, Caridad Pineiro, Kathryn Quick, Renée Reynolds, Josie Riviera, Elizabeth Rose, C.A. Rowland, Cindy Sample, Sharleen Scott, Terry Shames, Susan C. Shea, Judy Penz Sheluk, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lynette Sofras, Kaye Spencer, Skye Taylor, Lourdes Venard, Lea Wait, Regan Walker, Lois Winston, and Aubrey Wynne.

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21 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Great book, and thank you for donating to a great cause.

Lois Winston said...

Thanks, Angela!

Josie Riviera said...

Such a wonderful cause, Lois. I'm proud to be a part of this fabulous cookbook.

Kathy McIntosh said...

Good recipes and great time-saving ideas, and the support of a good cause. I'm so glad I'm a part of this!
Kathy

Lois Winston said...

And I'm so glad you both participated, Josie and Kathy. The cookbook wouldn't have been possible without all the authors who volunteered to be part of it.

Rose Anderson said...

I'm so happy to be included in this year's cookbook. Thanks for setting it up, Lois. :)

J.M. Maurer said...

I'm very thankful to be a part of something for a great cause. Thanks for all of your hard work, Lois!

Reggi Allder said...

I'm so please to be included in the cookbook book and it’s great to share with an important cause. I can’t wait to give the books as holiday gifts. Thanks for your hard work.

Lois Winston said...

Thanks, Rose, J.M., and Reggi!

Melissa Keir said...

So happy to be a part of such a positive book! :)

stanalei said...

It's on my Kindle... now I just need to start cooking! Thanks for the book!

Lois Winston said...

Glad to have you, Melissa!

Thanks, Stanalei. Hope you cook up some great dinners.

Maria (MM Jaye) said...

Jumping in and sending my own cheese pie recipe had been a spur of the moment decision, but I'm so glad I did. The book is awesome and I tried a couple recipes already, and they're yummy! Thanks for this opportunity, Lois!

Greetings from Greece!

Maria

Lois Winston said...

That cheese pie is high on my list to try, Maria!

Ashlyn Chase said...

I'm thrilled with my copy and bought a few extras to give away.
Such great recipes! I've already made one of them and it was both easy and delish!

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Excellent recipes! I'm proud to be part of this project.

Lois Winston said...

Glad you joined us, Joanne!

Helena Fairfax said...

I just received my copy here in the UK, Lois. What a great-looking book! Thanks so much. I'm so glad to be a part of it - and I can't wait to try out the recipes!

Lois Winston said...

Glad you're happy with it, Helena!

Carly Carson said...

Great idea. I saw a joke once that went something like this: They want dinner Every Night? That's my lament. haha

Lois Winston said...

Good one, Carly!