Thursday, October 20, 2011


I have been spending the past couple of weeks "barnstorming" for the book's launch around the broadcasting community AND lately for Books by the Banks which I totally believe IN. I think we need more books to be read-- sounds like the college educator in me--- hmm and more soup.. I think I can run for office on the SOUPER PARTY ticket ??? Never mind. Not my thing.
I have promised you FREE recipes from time to time- so get ready to jump over to Dayton's FOX 45 , Oct 17, SECOND HELPING - Cinti Soup. This is at the FOX IN THE MORNING area.. and online you can get the recipe for POPCORN SOUP= Corn chowder with popcorn croutons. Really easy for busy people.. and fun for kids !! I DO have a disclaimer on the recipe - DO NOT make this for Thanksgiving or your kids will want it EVERY year thereafter ! My daughter is now out of college and STILL asks if we are going to have it this year. Also this recipe is from my friend Catherine who lives out in the Morrow, Ohio area and got this recipe from her Aunt Blanche. They make it with fresh corn out in Morrow, but due to the fact that "corn season" is over I make it with canned corn. I want to share with you this photo with Dan Carroll- the new FOX 45 in the Morning anchor . He was so much fun to do the segment with !!Just love positive people !

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This is the high point of many local authors who want to get their new books "out there" into the community and all the national folks who want to sell more books to the locals and a lot of readers who just want to "hob nob" with the authors. woo hoo !!
Books by the Banks : Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati,Ohio ( downtown)
10 - 4 pm
Meet / Greet and get books signed by the authors ( You may purchase books there!)
Also presentations, panels and a special area for children. Lots of thinks going on.
I will be part of the Local Cincinnati/ Kentucky Food panel which will be giving a presentation at noon.
If you live in Cincinnati or Dayton you don't want to miss this one !!
See you there !!!
PHOTO: Me at 2010 BOOKS BY THE BANKS with the 1st Cincinnati & Soup book !

Friday, October 7, 2011

Black Walnut Weekend Coming !

After the exciting launch week in Cincinnati, I am getting ready to enjoy meeting old and new friends out at the Black Walnut Weekend at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Township ! It is always a treat to be at an event in the Hamilton Co. Parks and all the Nature's Niche Shops carry both "Cincinnati and Soup" books now .
The beauty of the local forests and all the fun events which are held there is a super experience for the entire family. BWW is gong to be great as there will be events for the kids , a live band and black walnut treats to sample . YUM!
I know that you will want to bring the family out for this wonderful fall day in the park. I was just out at FW Preserve the other day and snapped this photo. The crisp air and the colored leaves call !!
Black Walnut Weekend at Farbach Werner is
Oct. 15 -16 from 12-4 and FREE - with Park admission. Don't Miss it !
Don't forget to put on your calendar either: BOOKS BY THE BANKS: Oct 22 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. FREE !!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

READY -SET- LAUNCH !! OCT 4 7 p.m. Joseph Beth !!

The excitement grows as I have the best launch ever with Joseph Beth Booksellers in the Rookwood Pavillion in Cincinnati, Hyde Park- on Tuesday Oct 4 at 7 p.m.
Will not only talk about writing the book but will have some "1960's fashionistas" in the crowd so be sure to wear your best from that time and head on down.. we will chat about the 1960s' in Zinzy and Bob Braun, Paul Dixon and the Midwestern Hayride-share YOUR memories too !! Also there is a growing interest in my publisher- MacGuffin Productions. DO check the ICI group ( independent-community-intergrated press) out at their informational site: and BUY AMERICAN ! Each individual business maintains their own web address which makes it a great independent / cooperative effort.
THE BLACK WALNUT WEEKEND:Come out to eat blackwalnut treats, do children's art, see nature and chat with me ( booksigning- books available)!! Oct 15-16 at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Tonwship. This is a Hamilton Co. Park.
BOOKS BY THE BANKS: I will be doing the food panel ( more fun! )and there will be books available for purchase and a book signing !! A great day and wonderful book event !!