Feb 2, 2015

Wedding Cake w/ Author Interview + $25 Giveaway

Wedding Cake (1)
Wedding Cake
by Josi S. Kilpack

After years of mysteries, murder, and mayhem, the big day has arrived, and Sadie wants nothing more than for her wedding to Pete to be completely uneventful.

Wedding CakeWhen she receives a threatening, anonymous text message just days before the ceremony, she's determined not to let it interfere with the celebration she has carefully planned for months.

But as the threat escalates from a distant fear to a frightening reality, Sadie realizes just how much she's underestimated the situation.

Desperate to put an end to the games, lies, and manipulation that has shadowed her life, Sadie, her fiance, Pete, and her children pull out all the stops.

What they don't know, however, is just how far Sadie's nemesis is willing to go to make good on the thread she made to Sadie three years ago.

Will the wedding go off without a hitch, or will "'til death do us part" come far too soon? There's no turning back for anyone in the riveting conclusion to this twelve-volume culinary mystery series.

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About the Author 
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.

Josi you have written an AMAZING series and many people have fallen in love with Sadie. Will you please answer a few questions about the series for us~

What is your favorite Sadie moment and from which book?
Probably the epilogue from Wedding Cake. I wrote it just after Fortune Cookie, before I even had the story together for Wedding Cake. I don't want to give it away, but I chuckled and chuckled to myself as I put together Sadie's plan for the future.

What is your favorite Sadie location and from which book?
Probably Portland. I had driven through that city for the first time after I wrote English Trifle and knew I wanted to write a book there. After Blackberry Crumble was done I was able to take my family there for a visit and it was a really fun trip. It's a beautiful place with quirky details that I loved; little aspects of culture that were so interesting to me. I keep telling my husband that it's somewhere I could live if he ever decides he wants a change of scenery.

What is your favorite recipe and from which book?
A lot of the recipes in the books are favorites of mine that I have made for years and was able to work into a story, a lot of other ones were provided from my test kitchen over the years. It's hard to choose just one so I'll point out a few :-) The Devil's Food Cake is a recipe from my maternal grandmother that my mom made all my life and I have made over and over again. It is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. The recipe I make the most is the pancakes from Pumpkin Roll--it's one I developed myself from a variety of other pancake recipes and the reason that I always have buttermilk in my fridge. I absolutely love the Lemon Tea Cookies from English Trifle as well as the Crumpets from that book too. I could go on and on--there isn't a single recipe in the entire series that I don't like and I make many of them on a regular basis. I'm so excited to have the cookbook so that I don't have to use the printed off PDFs any more :-)

What is your favorite book cover?
My favorite cover is Fortune Cookie. I love the crispness and the black and red contrasts--it feels very mysterious to me and it was love at first sight!

Which scene was the hardest to write and why and from what book?
The final scene in Wedding Cake was the hardest scene for me to write. It did not happen originally the way it happened in the book, but even then there was so much going on, so many people, such a need for solid setting and realism. I spent a lot of time on that scene, and then had some major revisions to do after my editor looked at it. I need it to move fast but be clear--and it was the LAST scene of the whole series so it was really important that I get it right.

Which book was the easiest to write and why and from what book?
I suppose the easiest book was Baked Alaska. My husband and I were able to take an Alaskan cruise and I did a ton of brainstorming on the trip to plan out the story. It had it's own challenges in that it was such a "closed" set but that also gave me the chance to work in a lot of details that I don't usually have access too. It was a lot of fun to be feel as though I was right where the story would take place.

Anything else you want to share with us about this amazing series that we so love?
Just that I'm so glad so many people have enjoyed Sadie with me. I did not intend it to be a series at all when I wrote the first book, and then it went from two to three to five to seven to ten and finally to twelve. The ONLY reason I was able to make a 12 book series is because readers loved Sadie and wanted more. There are no words to properly communicate how validating it is to know that so many people took this journey with me and enjoyed Sadie so much. I will forever be grateful for this experience and owe it to the readers who made it happen.

Blog Tour Giveaway 
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 
Ends 2/10/15 

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