Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Welcome Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran - #bookgiveaway

LESLIE: I am thrilled to welcome back to the Kitchen my beloved cousin, Laura Childs, and her co-author, my dear friend, Terrie Farley Moran, celebrating today's release of GLITTER BOMB, the 15th Scrapbooking Mystery, with a recipe for Southern Spoon Bread and a book giveaway.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of GLITTER BOMB! 

LAURA AND TERRIE: Of all the fabulous events that take place in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is, hands down, the most exciting. Carmela Bertrand and her BFF Ava Grieux are not about to miss a moment of the fun as they drink, dance and lunge to catch beads at the Pluvius Parade festivities. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by on his sparkling gold float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder....and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect. Even though Carmela’s fianceé Detective Edgar Babcock warns her to stay away from the murder investigation, Carmela has a knack for nosing out information and a curiosity for hunting down clues.

GLITTER BOMB by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran is the fifteenth book in the Scrapbooking mystery series. Besides teaching a craft or two, Carmela takes readers on a zany ride through New Orleans that includes haunted cemeteries, a fashion show, a sports car rally, and a party at the zoo, all while trying to solve the murder. Still, the girls always find time for a fashionable meal or two at legendary eateries like Commander’s Palace. But when Carmela makes dinner at home, it wouldn’t be a surprise to have Southern Spoon Bread on the menu. 

Southern Spoon Bread

1 cup boiling water
1 cup cornmeal
1 teas. salt
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, separated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Add cornmeal, salt and butter to boiling water. Cool. 

Add buttermilk. Fold in well-beaten egg yolks and mix. Then fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish and bake in oven for 30 to 35 minutes. 

Serve as a side dish, scooping mixture out with a spoon.

Serves 4. Beads optional.

For a chance to win a copy of GLITTER BOMB, please comment below, with your email address. Carmela and Ava would love to know if you have ever been to New Orleans. If so, what is your favorite thing about NOLA? If not, they are wondering when you are coming to visit. 

(US addresses only; winner will be chosen Friday, October 5.)  

LAURA CHILDS is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of the Scrapbooking Mysteries, Tea Shop Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Recently, Book Riot named her mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series.” In her previous life Laura was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history, enjoys travel, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs. 

Winner of both the Agatha and the Derringer, TERRIE FARLEY MORAN is the author of the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series; co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans scrapbooking mystery series; and has published numerous short stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, numerous anthologies.