I wrote this article for Readerly Magazine back in 2015, but it’s been brought to my attention that it’s no longer findable online, so I’m reposting it here, with a few edits for clarity. Jen Karsbaek wrote (way back in 2015 in her blog Devourer of Books) an article to kick off Audiobook Month with . . .
Susan Gloss‘ second novel came out early this year, and I’m happy to report that it was as fun to narrate as her first, Vintage. Both novels are set in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Publisher Harper Collins calls it “a charming mid-western story of artists, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose . . .
Today, I’m happy to hear from writer Sharon Sala about her creative process. Sharon has authored 100+ books in multiple genres, winning all kinds of awards, including the RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. I’ve just recorded her book, A Field of Poppies and have two copies to give away from Tantor Audio. . . .
BLUEBERRY GALETTE A galette is a rustic tart that cooks up faster than a double crust pie. It can be totally freeform, that is, the fruit just gets piled in, or you can cut the crust into a perfect circle and arrange things fussilly. I prefer the former. If you have pie crust ready to . . .
As promised, here’s my other go-to brownie recipe, not quite as heart-stopping but still quite excellent. (Unless you’re my kids. See previous post.) Still no photos. The only caveat – it can be tough to get these baked the right amount. If you keep them in too long, they’ll be dry, if you take them . . .
Per request, I am posting “The Farm” brownie recipe today. But I’m also posting another brownie recipe to follow. You’ll see that they follow pretty much the same procedure, which to me is key to making excellent brownies. The differences are in the amounts of some ingredients (butter goes from 3 to 2 sticks, eggs . . .
“I think art is going to save us because I think it’s the only thing that can make us check in with how we feel and what we believe. We read histories to find out what happened. We turn to art to discover what it felt like.”
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake from America’s Test Kitchen via Genius Kitchen For the first post in my new series “and preferably, baked goods” I had to share the recipe for this simple but rich and delicious cake, which my daughter baked for me for my birthday and I baked two weeks later for my . . .
Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality Available now from Highbridge Audio. Retirement insecurity is an increasingly serious manifestation of the vast inequality that risks destroying the social fabric in America. The nearly inevitable consequence of lifetime wage discrepancies, security in retirement is linked to the kinds of jobs we hold during our work lives. . . .