The last month has held some wonderful surprises for me. Not least of which is an exciting announcement that is connected to one of my favorite bloggers, writers, and restauranteurs, Molly Wizenberg. I was first “introduced” to Molly via her book A Homemade Life for a book club. Her heart-warming book recounts period in her life following her father’s passing, when she surrounds herself with recipes, memories, travel, and the eventual meeting of her husband.
One of the great parts about her book was the fact that she included the recipes most near and dear to her. I found myself dog-earing almost every recipe in the book and now it rests on my kitchen counter interlaced with my other “cookbooks.” (It’s that lovely people. Seriously, read it. You’ll love it too.) After reading her book, I started following her blog, Orangette.
Reading her blog, I felt like I was getting to know my new friend, Molly. Her writing is poignantly sweet and following her, I learned about her restaurant, Delancey, which opened in Ballard, her new baby, and her next venture, Essex.
So, how do we connect?
Well, back in April, I wrote a blog post about my foodie adventures on a recent trip to Seattle, with my gal-pal Jamie. During our visit, we had planned to visit Molly’s restaurant, Delancey, to try what I had heard was some amazing, mouth-watering pizza. Of course, part of our eating adventures included taking copious amounts of pictures of our fabulous moments, to later post on Instagram and my blog.
One of those images I posted happened to cross paths with book cover designer from Simon and Schuster. And to my surprise, I received an email from the designer asking if they could use my photo for the cover of Molly’s new memoir about Delancey.
Are you kidding??!! Cover?! Whoa?! Moi!? Yes, in fact, this is a true story.
I tried not to get too excited about the prospect of having my PHOTO on the COVER of a BOOK about someone I admire SO much. But if you can read between the lines, it was pretty hard to keep my enthusiasm under wraps.
Well, word is out people, and it’s pretty darn official. So official, Molly posted about it on her blog and I received the thumbs up from Simon and Schuster that the book cover is a go. Just one more round of okays from a few people in September and viola!
But for now, here is a sneak peek, as seen from Molly’s blog, of the book cover……..Woo-hoo!
Isn’t it just lovely!!? Word on the street is that the book is set to release in May of 2014. Mark your calendars folks! And, if you are on social media, check out @mollyorangette and the Orangette Blog.
If you want to purchase her first book, you can buy it on Amazon.