Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Cleo Coyle's CODA connection (yes, the Oscar-nominated film!) + Royal Tara #Giveaway News

Credit: CODA key art courtesy Apple TV+

From Cleo Coyle: Marc and I absolutely loved the Oscar-nominated film CODA, which stands for "children of deaf adults," a beautiful story about a high school girl named Ruby, the only hearing member of her boisterous family, a working-class Gloucester clan that runs their own fishing boat, earning their living through hard daily work.

As we get to know Ruby, we learn she has a secret passion for singing, a talent her deaf father, mother, and older brother can never fully understand or appreciate. When a well-meaning teacher encourages Ruby to train for an audition to study at Boston's Berklee College of Music, she faces a crossroads. Because her family depends on her to help them negotiate the hearing world, her depature to pursue her dream may be too difficult for Ruby and her family to bear.

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CODA not only won top prizes at Sundance, it was recently awarded the Best Picture honor by the Producers Guild of America, and the coveted top Screen Actor's Guild honor for best cast of the year, making history for the first film to win this honor with a predominantly deaf cast.

Cleo Coyle writes two
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 series with her husband.
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For the Academy Awards, coming up this Sunday (March 27), CODA is nominated for Best Picture again, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapated Screenplay. This is a stunning achievement for a modest indie film. And because we loved it so much, we would have recommended it anyway, but there is another reason we're excited to share the news about this film with you.

Accomplished stage and screen actor Rebecca Gibel has a small role in the film, and we were thrilled to see her as part of this amazing cast simply because she has voiced our Coffeehouse Mystery characters for years through her talented narration of our audiobooks.

For 19 books now, Rebecca has given audio life to our cast of Coffeehouse characters, and we could not be happier about her involvement in this wonderful picture!

So happy congrats to CODA and our audiobook narrator
Rebecca Gibel on all the well-deserved recognition!

👌 You can see CODA now in theaters
and streaming on Apple TV+

You can hear Rebecca Gibel narrate our
latest Coffeehouse Mystery HONEY ROASTED
 (19th in the series) by clicking a link below...

Also on Kobo, B&N, and wherever
audiobooks are sold!

(our very first!) by Cleo Coyle
Audiobook Narrated by Rebeca Gibel

And, yes, she's  narrated every one of our
18 Coffeehouse Mystery titles that came
after this one!

As for today's recipe, we're sharing one inspired 
by the hard-working Rossi family of CODA.

During Lent, we often receive requests to re-share our Italian Fried Shrimp recipe, which we first introduced in our 8th Coffeehouse Mystery Holiday Grind

Fish on Fridays is still a tradition with many households, and this recipe will show you how our favorite coffee hunter, Matteo Allegro, makes it in our Coffeehouse world (which is also how we make it in our own little Queens, New York, kitchen)...

Cleo Coyle's
Italian Fried Shrimp
with 2 Dipping Shots

To download this recipe in a free PDF 
that you can print, save, or share, 

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Eat (and read) with joy!

New York Times bestselling author
of The Coffeehouse Mysteries and
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

This is me -- Cleo (Alice) 
with my husband Marc.

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A Busy Week!

We also have some...

#Giveaway News!


...a charming Irish Blessing Coffee Mug from Royal Tara, along with a signed copy of the beautiful first edition hardcover of our new Coffeehouse Mystery, HONEY ROASTED, a sturdy canvasy tote bag, and some of our favorite recipe cards.


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  1. I love your audio books and now I have to see Coda. The movie looks great. Thanks for sharing, Cleo

    1. You're welcome, Sylvia. Thanks for dropping by the Kitchen!

      ~ Cleo

  2. I just finished Honey Roasted and loved it--of course, you had me at "honey." Thanks for this exciting news. I will give the audio books a listen.

    1. I'm glad to know you enjoyed our new Coffeehouse Mystery, Barbara. Thank you! The audio versions are wonderful, and we appreciate the tremendous talent actor Rebecca Gibel has lent us for those productions. We hope you enjoy them, too.

      ~ Cleo

  3. Cleo, this is exciting news. I love your books and your audiobooks, too, and CODA sounds wonderful. Congratulations and best of luck to Rebecca Gibel.

    1. Thank you, Susan. Marc and I appreciate your kind words. Cheers for stopping by the Kitchen today!

      ~ Cleo

  4. Hello Cleo, I have been a fan of your Coffeehouse Mysteries for years. I buy them in print because I enjoy reading the stories, and I also enjoy making your recipes. I have started to listen to them on audio while I’m driving or walking. I enjoy how Rebecca Gibel voices all the characters in your series. Ms. Gibel is quite talented, and HONEY ROASTED was so good! Please do not stop writing. I am also looking forward to watching CODA. From how you describe it, this sounds like a movie I would enjoy watching with my whole family, and movies like that are the best. Congratulations to the CODA cast on all their honors!

    Helen in Ohio

    1. Hi, Helen - Thank you so much for your kind support of our work over all these years. Actor Rebecca Gibel (of CODA) is indeed quite talented, and we are lucky to have her giving audio life to our own cast of characters in the Coffeehouse Mysteries. Cheers for stopping by today, and you and your family should absolutely check out the beautiful Oscar-nominated film CODA. I think you will love it!

      ~ Cleo

  5. How exciting to have your audio books narrator in suc3h a great film. I saw CODA and loved it. I hope it wins Best of everything. I am a fan of your books x2. Honey Roasted is one of your best. cCongrats to all!

    1. Waving to you in NJ from NYC, and I'm glad to know you enjoyed both HONEY ROASTED and CODA, cheers for stopping by the Kitchen!

      ~ Cleo

  6. These shrimp sound divine and Matt's voice comes through loud and clear.
    What temperature should the oil be ideally?
    There doesn't seem to be a "Like" button to click.

    1. Hi, Libby - 350 F. is a pretty standard oil frying temp. but many people do not have the proper (safe) thermometer for measuring hot oil, which is why we (via Matt!) have directions that help novice cooks determine when the oil is hot enough (but not too hot).

      Thanks for dropping by the Kitchen!

      ~ Cleo

  7. Few movies really touch your heart strings, but this one played a symphony! I loved each minute, laughing and crying sometimes at the same time! The connection to your books makes it even more special! I will be rooting for it from the couch on Sunday night hopefully after a dinner of Italian fried shrimp! Grazie!

    1. You're very welcome, Sharon! And cheers for rooting for CODA (Marc and I will be too!), but whatever happens at the 2022 Oscars, this little indie film has beaten the odds as a winner with so many awards already. Its Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay are wins in themselves because they've encouraged so many more people to discover it. The film truly does touch the heart while opening the door for new understanding. Cheers again and thanks for stopping by the Kitchen!

      ~ Cleo