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Featuring Children, Tweens & YA Authors

Are you a Children’s Author?

Do you write for tweens?

What about Young Adults?

I am paying it forward in 2017 by featuring authors on my blog.

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Occasionally, there will be bonus material, giveaways, reviews and more!

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Happy New Year and Thank You So Very Much!

This past year, 2012, would not have been a successful year without you: readers, bloggers, book reviewers, authors, and everyone else that visited this blog and our web site.

2013 will bring book reviews, book promotional tours, book fairs, tips on writing, editing and book marketing, book release parties, our first writing contest and much more.

bookCover-200x300cb84a39d51d40ad8986c26.L._V389482558_SX200_Coming up tomorrow is a book review of The Rock Island Line: Conversations Over Chicken and Dumplings by Michelle Dobbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bird’s Eye View of Clementine Paddleford

Clementine Paddleford could not jump on the bandwagon of radio and television because she had a bout with throat cancer in 1931.

In 1953, Time magazine declared her the “best known food writer in the United States.”

Paddleford’s food writing career took off when she was hired at Food Market Report for The New York Herald Tribune in 1936.  Along with this job came a side job, food writing for This Week magazine, a Sunday Supplement in all major cities newspapers.

This Week magazine is much like Parade is today.

In 1948, Paddleford and her editor at This Week magazine, William I. Nichols, came up with a plan.  Paddleford would travel across the United States and collect recipes from the best cooks in the country.  Her weekly series was called “How America Eats.”

In 1960, Paddleford took the best of the recipes that she collected between 1948 and 1960 and wrote a book How America Eats published by Charles Scribner’s & Sons.

This biography/cookbook by Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris is a must read for those who love an upbeat biography with a bright side to life and for those who love to eat wholesome comfort food.

Hometown Appetites can be purchased online at Amazon and at your local bookstore.  If your bookstore does not have the book in stock, ask them to order a copy for you.

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A Writing and Book Review Blog

I have a blog on my web site  www dot blacklilackitty dot com and I wanted to extend it to the world.

This blog will be about all things writing and book reviews.

I love collecting quotes and some will show up here on this blog.

Here’s to hoping this blog will become useful to someone besides me.

Cheers,

 

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