Bake, Love, Write

Bake, Love, Write:
105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing

What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes—selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review—with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever received on love and writing.



A collection of three award-winning literary short stories exploring the impact of love. “A Stranger in the Village,” nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize, describes how the arrival of a young woman into a Mexican mountain village changed sixteen-year-old Hector forever. “Sacrifice” offers an Aztec tale of political intrigue and love. In "Curandera" Doña Rosa assists the lovelorn through the heartache of passion and infidelity.

And a quote about one story:

“[‘A Stranger in the Village’] reminds us how our lives may be in the hands of people who come and go, moving on to destinations that call them powerfully away from us – and how, in their wake, we return to our lives but find a different order we are somehow compelled to live with. What a fine and engaging story”
Phil Hey, editor, Briar Cliff Review

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Reindeer Wars -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Reindeer Wars

Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”

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Debate with a Vampire -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Debate With A Vampire

When Allison meets a stranger at the annual party in Dracula’s castle in Romania, she finds herself the debate of her life.

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A Botanical Blunder -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

SWW Winner
Winner of the 2014 Southwest Writers’ mystery contest.

A Botanical Blunder

Who taught the most famous consulting detective his craft?

By the time he and Dr. John Watson meet in their late twenties, Sherlock Holmes had already developed his skills of deduction. The source of his methods lies deep in his past, nurtured by one of the greatest minds of the mid-nineteenth century.

When his father calls him home during his first year at Eton, Sherlock Holmes is grateful—whatever the reason—for his return to Underbyrne, the family estate. Even his mother’s arrest for the murder of the village midwife can’t completely diminish his relief. Afterall, she is innocent, isn’t she?

Can the Holmes family successfully solve the crime when the village constable considers it solved and the victim’s husband won’t rest until a murderer is hung? 


Magic School Drop-Out

Calliope Quigley wants to be like others her own age, but for her first thirteen years, her magical skills--or rather the lack of them--have made her a misfit. When she sets fire to her remedial magic classroom, her grandmother decides it’s time for her to live with her Englisher mother. Will she ever feel at home with a mother she doesn’t remember and a world without magic?

Texts and the Single Chica

Antonia Martinez will need more than one miracle from Saint Anthony to salvage her reputation and career. A driven Latina political consultant, she’s set to become the youngest partner in her firm until her mother arranges a date for her with a tabloid reporter. Her so-certain future unravels as a series of press leaks follow, sabotaging her current client’s campaign. Will she be able to discover who’s leaking to the press before her career is in shambles?