Thank you so much to Writerspace for letting me visit to chat about “South Beach Love” my new release from Hallmark Publishing! I’d like to also thank everyone who has read the book and left such nice reviews for it. Finally, I’d like to apologize for making so many of you hungry while you read the book. LOL!
As you might imagine, a story about two chefs in an unexpected competition is bound to contain some mouth-watering recipes. But for me, including those recipes was about a little bit more than displaying the chef’s skills or making you hungry.
Sharing the food in “South Beach Love” was a way to share a different culture and traditions. When you think about it, food is one way to keep your traditions and family history alive.
For a moment, think back to a favorite meal that your family would have shared for a special occasion or holiday or even an everyday meal. Did someone teach you how to make it so you could one day share it with your family? While they taught you how to make it, did they tell you a story about your family’s past? Did you repeat that story to your children as you taught them to make that special dish?
If you did, you kept your family memories and traditions alive, but more importantly, kept those people in your hearts and that of your children.
That’s why it was so important for me to have the foods in “South Beach Love.” In fact, one of my favorite scenes in the story is when the heroine’s sister-in-law is sharing her family recipes with the heroine. It brings them closer together, and also helps the heroine understand why it’s so important to have those foods for her niece’s quinceañera party.
Do you have a special meal that is close to your heart? Please take a moment to share it with us and why it’s so important to you!
We will pick one person from all the comments to win this “South Beach Love” swag, an e-copy of “Cold Case Reopened”, and a $10 gift card to the retailer of your choice!