Last year I was part of a cookbook called Bake, Love, Write, a collection of recipes sent in by over eighty authors around the world, and collated and edited by author Lois Winston. Lois donated a proportion of the profits to food banks, and so it was a particularly proud time for us when the cookbook became an Amazon bestseller.
This year I’m really excited to announce that we’ve launched another cookbook. We’d Rather Be Writing is a collection of quick and easy dinner recipes and time-saving household hints, plus a section on writing tips – perfect for the writer who is running out of time on a deadline or struggling to get their word count down. In fact, the book is also perfect for anyone at all who’d rather be doing something else than spending time in the kitchen. I actually love cooking, but like most people there are days when I just want to make something quick and delicious, and this cookbook is a godsend.
Once again, a percentage of the profit from the sale of this new cookbook will be donated to charity. The charity this year is No Kid Hungry.
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo at the moment, this book is ideal for you. And if you know a busy writer, the cookbook would make a great Christmas gift. I already have my copies ready to wrap. (Pretend you haven’t read this, writer friends, and prepare to look surprised!)
Yesterday I went around the fish market in Leeds. (My nearest big city. I love its covered market.) There’s a wonderful array of fish in the market, and so I’m always looking for new fish recipes to try. This book has a fab selection of dishes that I can’t wait to cook. Author Margaret S.Hamilton’s Garides Tourkolimano (Greek shrimp) recipe is first up on my list to try!
If you’d like a copy of We’d Rather Be Writing, it’s available in print and as an e-book. Here are some of the purchase links:
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Do you enjoy cooking, or would you always prefer to spend your itme writing if you had the choice? Do you have a useful writing tip, or a time-saving household tip?
If you have any comments at all, I’d love to hear from you!