Come “Behind-the-Scenes” of the Pizzapalooza Tour with my NEW video!

Dearest Baby Goudas,

I am so, so, so, sooooooooo (got it?) excited to share this new video with you. I was going to hang onto it for the Southern Festival of Books or Teen Read Week, but I just can’t wait.

My friend CK is a fantastically talented videographer in Nashville and, in general, far cooler than I will ever be, and he put aside shooting music videos for, I don’t know, THE APACHE RELAY for a day to come film my cooking class and book signing at Salud! (I know! Whaaaaat? I need a bib for all this Awesome Sauce.)

CK has worked on a reality show before, so he did this very cool thing where he shot the video LIKE A REALITY SHOW. Brilliant, I tell you. Enough of me. Here is the video. I hope you enjoy it!

Many thanks to Merijoy Lantz-Rucker and the team at Salud! at Whole Foods in Green Hills and to CK Cates.


Southern Festival of Books

Dearest turtle bars,

I found out my panel for the Southern Festival of Books, and I am super excited because it is with….

… the fabulous Melissa Walker! Come hear us talk about “Matters of the Heart: Writing Romance Novels for Teens” (please note these are not romances of the bodice-ripping variety, though I hear those are doing well these days).


Saturday Oct 13, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Hope to see you there!