Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Not a Typo

by Julie

So far, only a couple of people have actually said it, but I'm going to bet that when FONDUING FATHERS hits the shelves in bookstores around the country on December 31st, more than a few people will be scratching their heads and wondering if I'd meant "Founding Fathers."

Nope. Not a typo.

My White House Chef mysteries usually come out with fun, punny titles. I love a good pun and when I can't come up with one, my publisher does. In this particular case, a friend jumped in to suggest the title. I loved it and I was thrilled to find out that Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime did too!

There is a little bit of fonduing in Ollie's world this time. But far more about fathers. Ollie embarks on a quest to find out what really happened to her dad -- it's a subject her mother has been reluctant to talk about for Ollie's entire life.

I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell you that if you've read the series thus far, I think you'll enjoy this installment. Right now, it's my favorite of the series.

This cover has a yellow banner, which is surprising considering that the one before it, AFFAIRS OF STEAK, had a gold banner. And the font is ever so slightly different on this book. No idea why. But Penguin/Berkley has always done such a wonderful job with my covers that I see no reason to point these tiny changes out. They must be there for a reason.

So what do you think about the cover? Thumbs up or down?