Read Harder Video: Food Memoir

This video was originally published by Book Riot on March 4, 2016.


I’m back with another Book Riot Read Harder Challenge video! This time, I’m discussing delicious, delightful food memoir! Want to learn more about the challenge? Get the details here.

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger AwardSo, I was nominated a second time for this award by Lindsey J. Parsons a few weeks ago, got too lazy to post about it, then got nominated by Maedez and decided I had no excuse for not posting this time. I’m quite honored to have a double-nomination from two bloggers I admire.

Lindsey recently published a fantasy novel, Vortex, Return of the Effra 1 (with DRAGONS!!), lives in England and rides horses. Maedez’ blog, A Small Press Life, always has interesting posts about authors and books you’d probably never hear about elsewhere. I really respect these women. Feeling like part of a community with bloggers like Lindsey and Maedez is one of the reasons I haven’t given up on blogging.

Alright, enough gushing. Following are the rules for this award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself.

Alright, seven things about myself…

1) This week, I begin the process of submitting the creator-owned graphic novel I collaborated on with artist Robert Burrows to comic publishers (Like my FB page, Beatrice is Dead :D). I’m not mentioning this anywhere else because I feel like making a to-do about it will shatter my nerves.

Wraith Mob

2) I’ve decided to revisit some fantasy books I recall enjoying in high school. My retention was terrible back then so I literally remember nothing about these books except that I liked them. The first one (one of few I didn’t donate) will be Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher. I’m really curious to see how books I enjoyed as a teen will read now.

Sorcery Rising

3) My second passion in life (writing being my first, of course) is food. I have a brand-spanking new food blog, Little PorkPie. Chicken and leek pot pie is the first recipe I posted.

Chicken Pot Pie Grid

4) I’ve been taken classes at Cirque School, learning trapeze, silks and hammock. I took my fourth class yesterday; today, I could use about five maximum-strength pain killers, an ounce of flexibility, and two ounces of gracefulness.

5) I’m the proud, if high-strung, mother to a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, three cats (tabby, tuxedo, tortie), and a ball python.

6) I’m about to lose my mind because of the last episode of The Walking Dead. Snap out of it, Rick!

Crazy Rick

7) I want to eat my way through Italy so badly!! Next year!

Now to nominate some quality bloggers:

Word Flows by J. Elizabeth Hill

The Writers Republic by Adrianne Russell

G.E. Gallas