Sunday, August 28, 2016

Please Welcome Guest Sofie Ryan aka Sofie Kelly! & #Giveaway

Muffins are popular in my house. They’re a quick snack. They’re great at breakfast with a scrambled egg or lunch with chicken salad. And teenagers will eat them anytime!

This recipe happened because I was craving an apple muffin and discovered that I had apples but no applesauce, which is what I usually used to make apple muffins.

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

1 ¾ cups all purpose flour                 
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon   
cup of margarine
½ cup white sugar 
2 eggs
1 medium apple, grated
cup sour milk or buttermilk

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon.
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine, sugar and eggs until light and frothy. Add the flour mix alternately with the milk. Stir in the grated apple. Don’t over mix.

Fill paper-lined muffins tins three-quarters full with batter.

Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes. Makes one dozen muffins. Cool on a wire rack.

Most people know that I write mysteries under two different names--Sofie Kelly and Sofie Ryan. Sofie Kelly will have a new Magical Cats mystery, Paws and Effect, coming out October 4th. Sofie Ryan’s next book is Telling Tails. It will be available January 3rd.

But the two Sofies have teamed, so to speak, up for an e-book, which will be out September 6th. Two Tall Tails offers two novellas, The Cat Burglar, set in Mayville Heights, home of Owen and Hercules, the Magical Cats; and No More Pussyfooting Around, which features Sarah Grayson, Elvis the cat, and the senior detectives known as Charlotte’s Angels.


To celebrate I’m giving away two books on CD. One lucky winner will receive Buy a Whisker, the second in the Second Chance Cat mysteries. Another winner will receive the third in the series, A Whisker of Trouble. Good luck.


Sofie Kelly is an author and mixed-media/fiber artist who lives on the east coast. She’s the author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats mysteries (Faux Paw, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat) which feature librarian Sarah Paulson and her two very special cats, Owen and Hercules, who have a magical knack for solving crime.

As Sofie Ryan she writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series, (A Whisker of Trouble) featuring re-purpose store owner Sarah Grayson, a group of senior sleuths, the world’s oldest computer hacker, and Elvis, a black cat with an uncanny ability to sniff out a lie.