Selfies with the Stewed Tomatoes — Wait…What?

wpid-img_20150519_181954.jpg I don’t always pose for a selfie with food. But when I do, I make sure they’re ingredients for a Depression Era recipe.

No, really.

In case you didn’t get the memo, I have a novel releasing in October. The story is set in the fictional town of Red River, Oklahoma in 1934. It’s a Depression Era novel.

It’s called A Cup of Dust, just so you know.

This, my friends, is a departure for me. I’m leaving the Contemporary Women’s Fiction genre and moving along to Historical. I could NOT be happier about it.

In poking around the blogs of other historical fiction writers, I found that many of them post recipes on their blogs. I thought, “That could be fun”. Then I thought, “It would be even more fun if I was a total goofball about it.”

Thus, selfies with food.


Don’t worry. It won’t be all about onions and baked beans. In fact, I won’t always blog about food. I’m planning on treating you with what the kids these days call the “life hacks” which Depression Era folks called “living” or “surviving” or “tightening the belt”. There will be music. Fashion. Weird and Wild history from the period.

It’s going to be fun. And I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

I promise, I’ll hold off on the selfies of me eating.


Or maybe not.

Stayed tuned for the first installment on Wednesday (because Monday is Memorial Day and nobody’s going to be reading my blog that day). I’ll be cooking up comfort food.

See you then!

11 Comments on “Selfies with the Stewed Tomatoes — Wait…What?

  1. Too fun! (And I would read your blog on Monday – if it were up. Just sayin’)

    And I realized why your release date (if it is still the same) rang a bell in my mind. It is the VERY day my son is old enough to start driver’s training. Not sure we will be crossing that bridge then, but it’s still kinda a scary one. Your book is MUCH more pleasant a thought LOL.


    • You’re too sweet, Joanne! Thank you!

      Oh my. Driver’s training is a terrifying thought! Maybe he’ll get his driving skills from you. Hee hee.


    • A few of the recipes scare me just a tad. I told my daughter about one which includes EXTREMELY natural, found in our backyard ingredients. She’s currently collecting them. I’m very afraid.


  2. Some old tim-y recipes are good some are NOT… Good luck. I have old cookbooks and funny things like that I should look around and inundate you with weird recipes.


  3. Considering the weather…us boaters are just hanging out in the boat reading blogs and books and stuff that writers do….so I would read your blog on Monday, or Tuesday…or anytime I could catch it. Love your humor and stories. Keep up the great work! Can’t wait for your next book Susie!


  4. You can’t do historic recipes without canning too you know. If you ever want a playmate for that, let me know. I lost my marbles a few years ago, planted a huge garden, and canned everything from that and the farmer’s market. I’m surprised the dandelions didn’t find their way into a wine . . . but I digress 😉


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