9.25.16 - Sunday Smatterings

Sunday Smatterings 9.25.16

Hello, dear readers!

How did you fare this week? I'm slowly recovering from a glorious week in New Orleans (you can see a few of my favorite photos here), but man. It takes me a bit longer to get over a few late nights than it used to.

So forgive me that this week's list is a little shorter than some. But without further adieu...

Here's what happened on the Internets this week:

When you woke up this morning, I know you were thinking, How can I dress more like a Victorian today? Well, dear reader, your wish is my command.

Just like maturing, every writer writes at his or her own pace. This is how long it took some of the world's most famous novelists to finish their books. (Les Mis = 12 YEARS)

Sometimes this writing this is pretty surreal. Case and point: I've been reading Tess Gerritsen (and nearly everyone on this list) for years. YEARS! Long before I was a writer. So to be mentioned in this BookBub list of series to read if you miss Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles on TNT is just, along with my writing heroes...I'm verklempt.

And closer to home:

You might've heard that I just finished a book (🎉🎉🎉), and... the Sam & Taylor book I thought was coming out next year won't be coming out just yet. I know—I really don't like disappointing you. Here's a little bit more insight into that decision.

🍝 BONUS: cooler temps harken visions of comfort food, so this week I cracked open the archives and rediscovered this beauty: carbonara featured in WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE. Man, oh man, did it hit the spot. I used gluten-free ziti, since that's what I had in the cabinet. Between mixing cheeses using farm-fresh eggs (we're talking sunset-golden yolks), and lots of pancetta and black pepper, this was just spectacular. And it's quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

That's it from me this week, y'all. Happy first full week of fall, put out your festive decor, and we'll talk again soon!