Yes, it's official. I signed with Jessica Alvarez at Bookends Literary Agency to take my career to the next level. I wasn't sure if this would happen with Covid-19 pausing everything, but it did, and I'm super stoked. Jessica and I are already working on a project together and hope to do many more to come. As far as the rest of my writing life? Well, let's just say not much has changed except that I got the cat videos out of my system, however, a new hobby emerged. I've moved on from retro cookies to pandemic porch cocktails. Yep, a new one (almost every night) gets shared on my Instagram page. Well, I promised to do this more often and it's only been a month since my last one, so not bad.
This week is filled with cool stuff! First, I received a copy of my interview with the historic Tombstone, Arizona's Epitaph newspaper. Second, I'm headed to Payson, Arizona for a book festival and will get to talk and hang with my pals at True West magazine! Lastly, but certainly not least, I received copies of my newest book, California Madams!!
This author's Gluten-Free quest continued this weekend, but I wasn't on the computer. One of the recipes I downloaded last week was for something called Panisse. They are what I call fake fries and are super popular in Provence, France and Italy. Panisses are made with chickpea flour, water, salt, and oil. The batter reminds me of polenta and the process like making eclairs. You chill the batter and then dump it our which then makes it look like tofu. I know, I've sold you on these already, right? Stay with me, they were freaking amazing and gluten free. This is the recipe I used. I dusted mine with salt. You can try a sweet version by dusting with sugar, cinnamon, and or cocoa powder. If making a sweet version, I would add a teaspoon of sugar to the batter and use grape seed or coconut instead of olive. Panisses 1 cup chickpea flour ½ tsp fine sea salt 2 cups water (divided) 2 tsp olive oil (plus more [...]