Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A Quick Visit with Kate Carlisle & A Speedy Contest
It's been busy lately for author Kate Carlisle. Her latest book, A Cookbook Conspiracy, was just released last week. This book is the 7th in the Bibliophile Mysteries, a series I adore. Kate was only able to stay a moment, but I was able to ask my two favorite questions.
Kathy: If you could have a dinner party and invite 4 authors, living or dead, in any genre, who would you invite?
KC: I’m going to go with four dead writers because hey, if you could bring them back from the dead, why wouldn’t you? Robert Burns, the poet, would have to be high on the list. He was a rascal, and the legend of his charm persists today. I love him so much that I featured him in one of the Bibliophile Mysteries, IF BOOKS COULD KILL. Agatha Christie would have to be another. I’d like to see her take on Burns. Would she think he was charming, or would she dismiss him immediately as an emotional lightweight? And let’s round it out with Charlotte and Emily Bronte so they could tell embarrassing childhood stories about each other.
Kathy: Name 4 items you always have in your fridge or pantry.
KC: A good bottle of California wine. Cheese, one of life’s great pleasures. A jar of pasta sauce because I don’t really love to cook, but I’m pretty good at opening jars. (Brooklyn Wainwright and I share that trait, though in A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY, she learns to cook something pretty spectacular. And I’m proud to say, I learned, too. It’s an English pudding called syllabub. I included the recipe in the book.) And sugar. I almost never bake, but I feel you must have sugar on hand in case the neighbors ask to borrow a cup.
I've already bought my copy of A Cookbook Conspiracy-but if you haven't gotten yours yet, here's a chance for you to win a copy of this hardback book. All you have to do is leave a comment AND an e-mail address so that I can contact you. I'll use random.org to pick a winner. Sorry, only US entries for this giveaway. DON'T WAIT. The contest ends tonight. Yes, you only have until 11:59pm EST June 11, 2013 to enter.