This Foodie Friday, I'm delighted to visit with New York Times bestselling author, Lori Wilde. Her latest novel, The Welcome Home Garden Club, has just been released by Avon Books. I fell in love with Caitlyn, a young mother and widow, who owns a florist in Twilight, Texas. Here's a little 58 second peek:
The Welcome Home Garden Club is the fourth book in the Twilight, Texas series.
Meet Lori. In addition to being a bestselling author, she's a Registered Nurse, teacher, and Foodie. Her last novel, The First Love Cookie Club, is my mother's newest favorite, and my niece has fallen in love with it, too. Lori's characters are so real, they feel like people you know--even the town of Twilight, Texas feels like a colorful character, a place you'll want to visit.
Q &A with Lori Wilde
You can visit Lori at http://www.loriwilde.com/Here's a video (long version) of Caitlyn's garden journal, with flower lore, food, and tablescaping ideas.
Now for the give-aways. The contest starts now and ends Thursday, April 8, at midnight. The winner will be announced on the next Foodie Friday. To enter, visit Lori's website, then come back here and post a comment about something that caught your fancy. To have your name entered extra times, you can "Like" Lori's book on Facebook HERE and HERE.
Lori is giving one of you a $100 gift certificate to 1-800-Flowers
Garden-themed pewter tablecloth weights
Gardener's Gift Basket
A copy of Lori's novel will come with each door prize. If you've posted your recipe link today, a free copy of The Welcome Home Garden Club will be given to link numbers 1, 25, 50, 100, and 125.
There's still another chance to win books. All names will go into the pot, and one blogger will win all four novels in the Twilight, Texas series.
Also, If you have pre-ordered a copy of Gone With a Handsomer Man, you can receive a free copy of The Welcome Home Garden Club and The First Love Cookie Club. Just email me proof of purchase (email@example.com). Limited to the first 50 people to respond.
UPDATE: The winner of the copper cookware contest was chosen by Random.org, a random number generator. I counted deleted posts as an entry--I have been literally drawing numbers out of a bowl! :-) The winner is comment #117 (copper cookware post). Timestamp:2011-04-0123:01:43UTC.
Winner #117 Yvonne at Stone Gables