It’s September. Can you believe it? I can’t. I keep thinking there has got to be some mistake, but according to all the calendars I’ve been able to get my hands on, they all say the same thing. September 2014.
Fall is my favorite time of year. From football to the leaves changing colors to cooler temperatures (hopefully) to reflection.
I always reflect in the Fall and Winter. They are also my most motivated times of the year. I want to do the things I love. I want to write and create.
When I was growing up, we always gathered for football games and Thanksgiving and on into the ‘other’ holiday. My family and I don’t live close and don’t see each other a lot, but those memories are right there with me, making me smile. Especially when I am in the kitchen.
I spent a lot of time in my grandmother’s kitchens. She was always making something. Dinner was always at the same time every night, breakfast at the same time everyday, same thing with lunch and snacks. There was routine and organization and love that went into everything she did, but I got my love of food and cooking from her. She was forever telling me ‘try it. how will you know, if you don’t try it?’. I have a love of comfort and a love of familiarity when it comes to food, but I also have a love of ‘try it’.
If I wasn’t a writer, I’d probably go to cooking school. Maybe one day, I will.
What does all this have to do with a cover reveal, you ask? Well, the second book in my Lone Star Sweets series will be coming out in October and the heroine, Samantha, got her love of baking from her grandmother. They would settle in the kitchen and bake pastries and cook for the ranch workers where Samantha was raised. She bakes because she loves it and because of the warm memories it evokes in her.
Do you cook/bake? If so, where did you learn and does it bring back good memories? If you don’t cook, why not?