Rainy days mean cookie baking at our house. It’s a tradition that even the neighbor kids relied upon. The days of hosting impromptu cookie parties are history for this empty-nester, but even better than a gooey oatmeal cookie is another 5-star review for my most recent novel, Comfort Foods. Cooking, baking, and shopping for food are such an intrinsic part of my DNA (my need to explore grocery stores, even while traveling, is the the stuff of therapy for my children,) it was a natural leap from mooning over a photos of food on social media, to mixing up all the elements and writing a novel about comfort foods. The difference is subtle in the title because the very real town of Comfort, Texas, is the setting for three of my women’s fiction stories. This one is unabashedly about food. And love. But mostly, food.
To receive 5-star reviews, particularly from Reader’s Favorite, is a that dash of fresh basil on a tomato bisque–perfection. I’m so excited to hear from folks who’ve enjoyed these stories, and having lovely reviews is like jet fuel for new readers. Thank you to those hard-working reviewers out there who get a tall pile of books to read every month. Grateful authors everywhere, salute you.