Sunday, July 19, 2020

Please Welcome Our Guest Harper Kincaid! & #GIVEAWAY

Please welcome our guest today--Harper Kincaid.  Harper is sharing a wonderful recipe for roast chicken--you'll love the name she's given it and why!  She is also giving away two hardcover copies of her latest book To Kill a Mocking Girl.

See below: To Kill a Mocking Girl Hardcover Giveaway from  
Harper Kincaid!

  Remember at the beginning of quarantine when we were all stuck at home, and a bunch of people decided this was the perfect time to try out all those delicious, intricate, inspired-by-IKEA-assembly instructions recipes?
They took photos. They started vlogs on YouTube. They bombarded us with their live demos via Insta or Facebook stories.
Well, this post isn’t for them. 
I’m here for the rest of you, the ones who adore good food, appreciate quality ingredients, but would rather read a juicy cozy than toil over a hot stove in July. On that note, allow me to introduce myself: my name is Harper Kincaid, and while I’ve been an author for a while, To Kill a Mocking Girl is my debut cozy – and I am tickled hot pink to be here on this blog, with such illustrious company.
In TKAMG, books are Quinn Caine’s obsession, but food is a close second. And one of the recipes I’ve included is something I conjured many years ago, when I was a young-ish bride and looking to learn how to cook. I always have music playing in the background, so when the song, Scarborough Fair came on the radio, I had a Eureka moment: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme would make a great chicken rub. Alas, this recipe was born…

Simon & Garfunkel Roast Chicken

1            organic chicken, cut into pieces OR
4-6       chicken quarters (legs & thighs attached, skin on)
2          tablespoons fresh parsley
2          tablespoons dried sage
2          tablespoons fresh ground rosemary
2          tablespoons dried thyme
            olive oil spray
            salt and pepper to taste
6          pats unsalted butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a flat cooking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with olive oil spray. Pat down chicken until dry and place on cooking sheet or baking dish.

Take each pat of butter and rub into the skin of each piece (each gets its own pat of butter).

Now, most fresh rosemary comes in sprigs. I suggest you take the leaves off the stems and grind them until fine. I use a coffee grinder, but you can be fancy and go old school with a mortar and pestle.

Mix fresh ground rosemary with your thyme, parsley and sage, salt and pepper. Make sure you dice the parsley first. Now sprinkle your food glitter all over those awaiting chickens-or over whole chicken! Cook in the oven until the skins turn golden brown and bubbly and the juices run clear when poked with a fork. See? Easy and delicious!

Okay, okay, so these are just with the legs. That’s the only photo I had!

Here’s one whole – yum, right?

Author Bio

Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a nomad with a bounty on her head ever since.
She has earned a master’s degree in Gender History and another in Clinical/Macro Social Work. She has published with Samhain Publishing (now defunct), Entangled Publishing, Crooked Lane Press, Throat Punch Media, and Medium. Her latest book is the acclaimed mystery, To Kill a Mocking Girl. When not writing, Harper adores watching documentaries, painting & drawing, listening to lo-fi on vinyl, and reading while it’s raining.
This is where she’d like to talk/brag about her family, but has been forbidden to do so-under the threat of a court order (as if) and prolonged dirty looks only teenage girls could deliver. Her husband is staying out of it. The dog just want to chew on a dirty sock.

Find her on social media!

 Buy To Kill a Mocking Girl through:
Want an autographed copy? Call Bards Alley Bookshop at (571) 459-2653 and order one over the phone. Let them know if you just want it signed or personalized J


Harper Kincaid is giving away two hardcover copies of To Kill A Mockingbird!

Leave a comment below to be entered to win!


  1. That song brings back memories! I read the blurb on your book and it sounds really good!

  2. I’ve never been inspired to cook by a song. Interesting. suefoster109 at gmail dot com

  3. The chicken looks and sounds delicious!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  4. Please enter me! I love to try new series.
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

  5. Welcome to the blog! Your pictures are stunning!

  6. Harper Kincaid is a new to me author, but I'm sure she won't be for long. I'm now following everywhere (except Instagram because I'm not on that). Bookbub was a challenge because the link didn't work, but I found her any way.

    "To Kill a Mocking Girl" sounds like a fabulous book and I love the cover. It is now on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it.

    Thank you for the delicious sounding recipe which I will be trying. I love to cook/bake but it's definitely true that all delicious food doesn't have to be difficult to make. As in most things, sometimes simple is the best.

    Appreciate the chance to win a copy of "To Kill a Mocking Girl". I would love to read and leave my honest review on several places (Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, Barnes & Noble and Kobo) as well as sharing those reviews on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest). Shared and hoping to be one of the very fortunate ones selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. You are one of the winners!!! Congrats! Send me your address so I can send you your prize!

  7. Never been expired to cook by a song but will be giving this recipe a try this week.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

  8. I've read a couple of Harper Kincaid's steamy romances, so I'm excited to see that she's venturing into cozies! And the name of the recipe made me giggle after reading the ingredients. :)

    kimheniadis at gmail dot com

  9. Never been inspired by a song but it sounds good. thanks for the chance.

  10. The chicken looks delicious and the recipe seems easy enough even for me! Thanks for sharing it. Also, thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

  11. That chicken looks wonderful and so does the cover. Sounds like an interesting new series. Thanks for the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. That chicken dish looks great, but I'd have to use margarine since we keep a Kosher House. I'll copy it to my recipe file.

    I'd love to own a copy of the new book, especially since this is a new to me author.

  13. I would love to read this book! My favorite food and my favorite type of book! I love a good mystery!!

  14. The chicken looks yummy! I would love to read your book! Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

  15. Sounds like a great book! Love a good mystery and some good food!

  16. Love all those herbs and would love to read your book too!

  17. Sounds like a great book! lkleback(at)hotmail (dot)com

  18. Congratulations on your new book!

  19. Welcome to our kitchen, Harper! My mom started making P,S,R, and T roast chicken soon after the Simon and Garfunkle song was released back in the '60s and it's been a family recipe ever since--delicious indeed!

    Congrats on the new book; it looks terrific!

  20. Thanks for the opportunity to read your new book!

  21. I'm in assisted living so I don't cook anymore but your chicken sounds delicious! You're a new-to-me author but not for long. Would love to win and donate to our library so other book lovers could enjoy.

  22. This chicken looks & sounds yummy.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  23. Love the song and bet I'd love the chicken too! Looking forward to the book.

  24. Congrats on the release, sounds good! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  25. The recipe is delectable and I love roast chicken which we enjoy every week as a meal. Congratulations on your captivating cozy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Thanks for the chance. Cute covers. They all look good.

  27. Congrats on this great book release! Roast chicken is always yummy and this recipe is so tempting. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. Sounds like a great book. Congrats on the release. I look forward to reading it.

  29. Thank you for the recipe, and this chance to win. To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite book, and I love your take on the title. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Simple and tasty roast chicken. A dinner delight.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  32. I would love to read this book and the chicken looks delicious!

  33. Wonderful recipe and the book sounds like so much fun! Thank you for the chance and congratulations on your new series! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. The chicken looks delicious! Thanks for your generosity and the chance to win a new book.

  35. I love cooking chicken because there are so many different ways to prepare it and this looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

  36. I'm really looking forward to reading the book, It's 9n my TBR list. Thanks for the chance.

  37. Yay on a new book!!! I'm looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the recipe and good luck to all. nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  38. This recipe looks delicious. A nicely baked whole chicken is a comforting down home entree. Thank you for the book giveaway. I love to discover authors who are new to me because I love to read!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    1. You are a winner too! DM me your address so I can send you your prize!