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.

82 comments:

  1. Great looking book..Thanks for sharing with all of us!! grandmatinaof2@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Teena! Isn't the cover of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY delicious? I just love it! Thank goodness for talented illustrators!

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  2. I would love to have a copy of A Cookbook Conspiracy!!! My email is schelts@verizon.net

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    1. Best of luck in the giveaway! I hope you'll add A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY to your wish list. :)

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  3. I should learn how to cook. I have cookbooks but alas they are the only books I hardly ever read. Lol
    rachielsoliz@yahoo.com

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    1. LOL, Rachiel! I'm not really into cooking, either. I just don't seem to have the knack for it. That's why I *love* it when I find a quick and easy recipe that even I can't screw up.

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  4. Mamie McBee-HarrisonJune 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    LOVE your books...have read everything written..want to win copy of A Cookbook Conspiracy!:)
    joeyandmamie@bellsouth.net

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    1. Thank you so much, Mamie!!! I'm so glad you're enjoying the Bibliophile Mystery series. I hope you'll love A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY. Best of luck in the giveaway. Check back tomorrow to see if you've won.

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  5. I love the idea of Agatha Christie and what you would have in the fridge.
    Dtk070305@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I wonder what Agatha Christie would make of my fridge contents. ;)

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  6. Never really thought about reading a cookbook,,,who knows I might come across a great recipe!

    Cheli
    cyderry@yahoo.com

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    1. I enjoy reading cookbooks. They always make me hungry though! My favorites are the ones with lots of pictures.

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  7. I have became a recent fan of yours. Started "Homicide in Hardcover" and am loving it! I can't wait to read the rest of your books. Thanks, Ann annbeckemeyer@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I'm thrilled that you discovered me. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the Bibliophile Mysteries. All of the books are listed in order on my website, www.katecarlisle.com

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  8. I enjoyed reading the interview. I love reading cozy mysteries and Kate Carlisle is one of my favorite authors. My e-mail is cat8851@hotmail.com.

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    1. Thank you! I'm honored to be one of your favorites.

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  9. I would love to win this book! I have so many to add to my "to be read" pile after looking through the thumbnails at the top right of this page.

    Melinda
    mgb1965 at gmail dot com (spelled out to hopefully thwart spamming bots)

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    1. Aren't those great? This blog tour was set up by Cozy Mystery Book Reviews, so you should definitely follow them to get some great stuff to add to your TBR pile!

      Best of luck in the giveaway of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY!

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  10. Would love to win your latest...
    cmcc78952003 at yahoo.com



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    1. Best of luck in the giveaway, Anonymous! ;)

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  11. I love this series! carolbostian@gmail.com

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  12. I'm trying again , lol. I would really LOVE to win this book :)

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    1. Hi, Debbie! LOL Good luck in the giveaway! Check back tomorrow morning to see if you won.

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  13. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway! In the meantime, you can get a head start by reading the free excerpt on my website. www.katecarlisle.com

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  14. Hello my name is Mia and I am a huge FAN of Kate Carlisle's mystery series! She is an amazing author! I also believe you should always have sugar just in case!

    bernal15_2001@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Mia! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm. :)

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  15. Can't wait to read this book. Hope I win
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Deb! I hope you'll love A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY!

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  16. Oh yes, one dinner party I would love to be at. Sounds like it would be fun. I would also love to win this book. Don't have it yet and can't wait to read it.
    Donna Carter dlhj59@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Donna! I've had some very entertaining dinners with writers, though not, of course, these particular writers. (Or any dead ones, for that matter.)

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  17. I can't cook to save my life, but baking and mysteries take up any free time the babies give me! Can't wait for my book! ShamelessPlugArts@gmail.com

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    1. You can't cook, but you do bake? That's so interesting! I've always thought of baking as the greater challenge because it involves so much science. If you change the ratios of the ingredients, the bread might not rise or might rise too much. The pressure!!!

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  18. I love this series. And a great interview.

    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! And yes, Kathy, thank you for a wonderful interview! I love quirky questions.

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    2. Thanks so much. I'm glad you both enjoyed my questions.

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  19. Great questions!!!
    betsy0531@gmail.com

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    1. I agree! They're fun, aren't they? And what would your answers be, Betsy?

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    2. So glad you enjoyed my questions!

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  20. Eager to read your latest. Thoroughy enjoyed all the others. bobbipad@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! I enjoy being thoroughly enjoyed. ;)

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  21. What a great prize! I love this Series from one of my favorite authors. Thanks so much for this great interview!
    mrice@epix.net

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Good luck in the giveaway of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY! One day only so be sure to check back tomorrow morning to see if you've won!

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  22. Can't wait to read your book! I'm overwhelmed with school and have no time for myself right now! dhayungs@yahoo.com

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    1. Danee, I hope you can find time to decompress soon. Nothing better for that than sitting down with a long-awaited book. :) I hope you'll love A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY!

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  23. Looking forward to Cookbook Conspiracy but haven't had the chance to buy yet. Thanks for the chance to get a free copy. bookcharmer06@gmail.com

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  24. I love reading about Brooklyn's adventures! I've gotten my daughter hooked as well! booksfan@aol.com

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    1. Ooooh, that's so great! Thank you for hooking your daughter on my books, Eileen!!!

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  25. I have read and loved all of your books - both romance and mystery - especially liked Cookbook Conspiracy and would love to add to my Kate Carlisle Collection since I got it from the library - only question - where was Gabriel? :)

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    1. LOL!!! Thank you so much, Terry! I've been hearing from lots of librarians with long waitlists for A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY, which makes me feel so good.

      Gabriel was off on one of his mysterious assignments for Guru Bob, but he'll be back!

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  26. I would enjoy this wonderful book, such a great combination. Your books have brought me great pleasure and fun. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you! That's such a lovely compliment.

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  27. An interesting and lovely interview. What a beautiful book to read and cherish. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you! I hope the winner of today's giveaway will cherish his or her copy of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY. :)

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  28. It's on my TBR list. carole.spodobalski AT gmail.com
    I love to cook and I do read cookbooks, too.

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    1. You'll love the recipes at the end of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY, then, Carole! Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. I love ur choice for dinner. Love to be a bug on the wall lol
    sewsew513@gmail.com

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    1. As long as you weren't a bug in our food! LOL

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  30. I love food cozies and this intereview.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol, and best of luck in the giveaway. I hope you'll add A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY to your wish list!

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  31. Love Kate! And The Cookbook Conspiracy looks fantastic!

    Lisa

    tiggedy2@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! (Or are you not Lisa, but rather one of the things that are on Lisa's mind? ;) )

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  32. Kathy, thank you so much for hosting me here today! I'm having a fabulous time!! I'll be back in a few hours to respond to more comments. I need to get back to work. I'm writing the next Bibliophile Mystery now, and the deadline is looming.

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    1. I'm so glad you were able to stop by today! I just started reading A Cookbook Conspiracy and am already enthralled. Get to work on the next one! lol

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  33. Great questions you asked. I would like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you stopped by today!

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway---I always enjoy this author.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  35. Kate & Kathy, thanks for doing this. I'd want dinner with Shakespeare, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and Emily Dickinson. What a meal that would be! edith.patchan@live.com

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    1. I'd like to come to your dinner party as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. this cover is so gorgeous!!!
    A Cookbook Conspiracy has been on my WishList for.ever.!!!!

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  37. Love this series! greenvegan4life@gmail.com

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  38. Lovely interview and I love Kate's books ~ Would love a chance at a hardback copy of A Cookbook Conspiracy ~ Scrumptious cover and it sounds delicious and I can't wait to read it!!! :) For my dinner guests ~ difficult decision ~ I would love to dine with J.R.R. Tolkien, Shakespeare, Dame Agatha, and Jane Austen~ Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth MacGregor
    stitchingfaery@windstream.net

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  39. This book sounds wonderful! I would love to have my own copy to read and enjoy. :)

    Brooke B.
    brooke811 at ymail dot com

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  40. If Kate has this great of a sense of humor her books must be very good to read!
    Question - should the books be read in order?

    Sonja
    loosefaith@cox.net

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    1. I always try to read series in order. The book will work as a stand alone (I just started this one, but going by others in the series...) HOWEVER, you'll get a lot more out of it if you know the character dynamics from previous books.

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  42. Sounds like a great cozy mystery.

    xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I would love a signed copy of her book. I am a big fan of the series. jrichardson24@hotmail.com

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  44. Love this series and am looking forward to reading it! Would love it even more if it was a signed copy. Tennisace50ATyahoo(dot)com

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  45. And we have a winner. Random.org chose Anonymous whose e-mail begins cmcc78952003. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you'll continue to visit Cozy Up With Kathy.

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