Friday, October 10, 2014

Free Prizes - 105 Authors - Bake, Love, Write -- Cooking, Writing and Me

Free Prizes – 105 Authors – Bake, Love, Write - Cooking, Writing and Me

Even the words themselves make me tremble. Cooking!?   Cookbook!!!!

There are a few things you can always count on from me:  I shoot straight, I have an emotional side but I’m not touchy-feely, and the kitchen is the last room in the house you’d ever expect to find me in.  So, how is it that my most recent published piece is related to cooking?

In fact, who would ever expect me to be telling you how to cook/bake?  And yet, here I am, one of 105 authors in a cookbook. Bake, Love, Write was the brainchild of author Lois Winston. After noticing how often authors and food go together, Lois invited writers to submit dessert recipes and their thoughts on romance and writing. Somehow, she accepted mine and 104 more [including recipes from fellow Stiletto Gang members Kay Kendell and Lynn Calhoon] and edited them into a cookbook.

The recipes in Bake, Love, Write are special, often handed down from generation to generation. My chocolate velvet nut pie recipe has a history, too.  I stole it from a friend of my mother’s and added my own nutty twist. Easy and delicious, it epitomizes the smoothness and richness I find in relationships and good writing.

Speaking of relationships, 30+ of the Bake, Love, Write authors have joined together to sponsor a scavenger hunt giving away over 60 prizes as Halloween treats treats to our readers. Like any good scavenger hunt, from now to Halloween, you’ll race to find Halloween icons on our websites and then report your findings to the master site from which prizes will be awarded daily using rafflecopter.

To start, visit Sloan McBride’s blog at  for a list of the prizes and authors and to download the answer sheet.  Visit the live websites shown, find the Halloween graphic and then e-mail your answer sheet to . Remember, the more authors’ websites you visit, the more prizes you can win.
Good luck!   Good eating!


  1. Thanks for featuring the cookbook, Debra!

    1. Thanks for coming up with the idea - and for including my essays on romance, writing and, of course, my recipe for chocolate velvet nut pie.

  2. BAKE, LOVE, WRITE really is a little treasure and super for holiday gifts. The discount is now bigger on Amazon, and so I just bought ten for the holidays to hand out to friends and family. Lois Winston, how about next year something like....cookbook 2, vegetables and fruits?

  3. Lisa and KK, your comments tie into each other. The cookbook is 28% off today on Amazon (such a deal!!!) a perfect time to pick one up Lisa -- and of course to follow the directions and take part in the author scavenger hunt. Good cooking....and Lois, I hope you do consider doing another cookbook next year.