May 30, 2008

Jewish Princess Cookbook authors Tarn & Fine pitch to Jewish book festivals

The Jewish Princess Cookbook
having your cake and eating it . . .

by Georgie Tarn and Tracey Fine

Cookbook authors Georgie Tarn and Tracey Fine flew from their native Britain to the U.S. to attend the Jewish Book Council’s Book Network conference in Los Angeles. Georgie and Tracey took part in the Meet-the-Authors program on May 28 where they pitched their humorous take on classic and nouveau Jewish recipes to more than 150 of the council’s Network members. Members who like what they hear, will sign up Georgie and Tracey for appearances at Jewish book fairs this coming fall. Good luck, ladies. Our fingers are crossed.

Contrary to popular stereotype, the Jewish Princess is simply a woman who knows how to make the most of herself and how to enjoy life to the fullest. She also knows that good food is a large part of that enjoyment. The Jewish Princess Cookbook shows her how to have her cake and eat it too.

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May 7, 2008

Broos Campbell, author of Matty Graves series, interviewed by JAAL

James Blasingame, from the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, corresponded with historical fiction author Broos Campbell by e-mail.

James: Your books are easily compared to the Aubrey-Maturin sea adventures written by Patrick O'Brian, such as those that formed the basis of the Master and Commander movie. Anyone who enjoys the authenticity of his descriptions of sea battles will enjoy your detailed narratives of the strategems of war at sea even more. Tell us a little about your work on a tall ship. Did you ever think you would wind up writing about it?

Broos: That's a tremendous compliment. I don't deserve it, but thank you all the same. My time in a square-rigger isn't extensive—just long enough to say I've done it, really. I kept telling the other crewmembers that I was going to write a book about being aboard, but at the time it was more of a way to explain why I was there than anything else. I used to dread going aloft, and sometimes they looked at me funny. I mean, it might've been my imagination, but probably not entirely.

James: Crewing on a sailing ship is surely a dangerous proposition. Were you ever in a situation where you wondered if you would make it home alive? –James Blasingame, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (read the full interview)

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