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I’ll let the big guy open for me today.
Cookie Monster thief, not liar.
So let me confess too…I am a Cookie Monster. I won’t lie. I will steal your cookies. I will eat your cookies. But more importantly, I will bake you cookies.
As writers, we all get the same question. It can be worded differently but everybody wants to know if we put ourselves in our books. The answer is no, but if the reader knows the author well enough, she might find a trait or favorite item of the writer embedded in the story. Now I’m nothing like Olivia (the heroine of Texas Two Step) nor do I have much in common with Mitch (the hero) except we all love chocolate chip cookies. But put a few pecans in mine! So of course chocolate chip cookies made it into the final version…
From Texas Two Step- Coming Feb. 28, 2012 (That’s TUESDAY!)
Olivia turned in the direction Magda had taken Adam. She followed the aroma of hot chocolate-chip cookies and found her way to the kitchen.
The gleam from all the stainless steel and granite countertops was blinding. Adam sat on a barstool, a glass of milk in his right hand and a chocolate-chip cookie in the other. Magda was leaning with her elbows on the countertop, engrossed in Adam’s story of driving Mitch’s plane all by himself on the way down.
“Wow, Adam. That’s really something. I don’t think Mitch has ever let anyone else fly his plane.” Magda took a cookie off the plate and took a bite. “He must really like you.”
“Uh huh.” Cookie crumbles dropped from Adam’s stuffed mouth.
Olivia hobbled into the room. “Excuse me? Do we talk with food in our mouth?”
Adam swallowed. “No, ma’am.”
Magda grinned. She ruffled Adam’s hair and stood. “Can I get you something, Olivia? Iced Tea? Coffee? Lemonade?”
“Coffee, if it’s already made. I don’t want to put you out.”
“Grab a stool. Coffee’s hot. How do you take it?”
“A little milk, please.” Olivia bit into a cookie and moaned. “These are wonderful, Magda. What’s your secret recipe?”
Magda set a cup of coffee down. “The back of the chocolate-chips package. I think you’re probably just hungry.”
“I don’t know about that. Adam and I are cookie experts, aren’t we?”
Adam nodded enthusiastically.
So that’s my recipe…the back of the Nestle chocolate chip package. I tried others but I’ve never found one I like better.
So what’s your favorite cookie? Want to share a recipe?
For the authors…have you written one of your favorite things into one of your books? What?
Thank you for coming by today. I can’t wait to see what cookies come up today.
Don’t Forget!!! Texas Two Step comes out on Tuesday. My hero and heroine broke up six years before the book starts but I thought it might be fun to do a prequel. So for the past couple of weeks, I have been posting installment of Texas Two Step-The Prequel. The final episode is Monday, so today is a good day to catch up.
Also on Tuesday, the ladies of the blog will be celebrating with me with prizes awarded all day. Don’t miss the fun. There’s gift certificates, jewelry, crystal boxes, etc. Check here for a complete list.
And if you buy it, I’ll eat a cookie in your honor!