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Writing a Second Book

My first novel has been submitted to publishers for consideration.  While I wait for responses, I've started a new one. It is a follow up to the first but details the story of the sidekick best friend from the first book. Here is a one paragraph excerpt:


A paintbrush rested in her right hand and awaited its next stroke on the canvas.  A Knock, knock, knock at her door finally shook her from her daydream.  The brush fell onto the beige carpet. It left a crimson stain that looked like blood.  Looking through the peephole, she saw no one standing there.  There was another knock.  Her heart raced. She was alone.  The tea kettle began to whistle loudly enough to indicate someone was home. She pushed her eye toward the glass hole in the door once more.  An eyeball looked back at her this time, the person was too close to the hole to identify who it was.



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Cake Mix Cobbler

When I need a break from writing, I bake! We have peaches on our tree and frozen berries. This is the perfect recipe for using both. Versions of this recipe are all over the internet. This is my version that is tweaked a little to use less cake mix to make it more of a crumble than a cake.

Here is the recipe:

Peach/Berry Cobbler

Grease 8X8 pan

3-4 cups of fresh or frozen peaches and berries
1 1/4 cups of yellow cake mix
1/4 cup of melted butter

Put the fruit in the pan and sprinkle the cake mix over the top.
Drizzle the butter over the top of the cake mix.

Bake for 45 minutes at 375.

If you have super tart fruit, like blackberries, feel free to toss them with sugar before adding the topping. I find peaches are sweet enough and don't need the added sugar. We like to serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Bon Apetit!


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