Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cozy up to our Cozy Kitchen

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

The woman who copy edits my Booktown and Victoria Square Mysteries probably would not believe it, but for eight years I was a copy editor for a Fortune 500 company's weekly (and then biweekly) newspaper.  I grant you, I probably was never the best copy editor who walked the face of the planet, but I wasn't chopped liver, either.

For more years than I care to remember, I edited a number of amateur publications. I became a pretty good story editor, helping fledgling writers bring out the best in their work.  I even won a few awards for it.  (Brag, brag.)

So it's been a kick to do the first pass edit on the upcoming Cozy Chicks cookbook, The Cozy Chicks Kitchen.

Oy!  Imagine seven different authors with divergent styles (and abbreviations) coming together in one manuscript!  It's enough to make one's hair stand on end ... and yet, I've been absolutely charmed by the recipes--and the stories that go with them--contributed by my blog sisters.

All good things take time, and it will take a few more weeks before our cookbook is ready for the big reveal. It will be released first as an e-book. A few weeks later, it'll come out as a reasonably priced trade paperback. It will feature our own recipes, and those of some of the characters from our various mystery series.

We think we've got a winner on our hands--and hope you will, too!

So, are you interested in The Cozy Chicks Kitchen?