|The poster advertising the event.|
This week I truly had a great time talking with readers at the Holly Springs Library. I’m so grateful the library invited me to do a reading, and completely pleased at the turnout. I read from the first chapter of my novel, but the highlight for me was answering readers’ questions about writing and about my book.
And I was extremely relieved the brownies I baked for the event didn’t solidify into cement-textured blocks, as mine occasionally do. While baking, I typically lose track of time, forget my concoction is in the oven, and remember to remove it when the smell of a burning dessert permeates the house! (I do set my watch timer instead of the oven’s timer because I typically bake while my youngest son is napping, and I don’t want the timer to wake him up.) Nonetheless, my brownies were a success despite a few extra minutes in the oven, and a plateful even survived me and my family’s nibbling, making its way to the library event. (Can you hear my sigh of relief?)
|A full room during the reading, great questions asked.|
How about you? Do you find your attempts at baking are thwarted by forgetting you’re cooking? What’s your favorite dessert that you enjoy (or don’t enjoy) making?