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Adventures of a Bookish Foodie: Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish

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Please welcome Monday's Cozy Chef, Author Simone Salmon! Simone is a Jamaican born New Yorker, who enjoys cooking, especially Jamaican dishes and Ackee and Saltfish is one of her faves. Ackee and saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish. In Jamaica, the local drawl sounds more like, ackee and sall-fish. Saltfish is known as codfish in the USA and bacalao to Spanish folks. No matter the label, Simone assures us it's delicious. Jamaicans also prepare saltfish with callaloo or often with cooked vegetables.

Her novel, Camille and the Bears of Beisa – Drafnel takes place in multiple settings one of which happens to be her homeland, Jamaica, WI. In the novel, Catherine tells the story of her abusive childhood while she cooks leftover Jamaican food. According to one review Drafnel, the first novel in the Camille and the Bears of Beisa series by Simone Salmon, is a major genre-bender. Equal parts paranormal thriller, romance, sweeping sci-fi novel and folkloric fantasy all wrapped togethe…

Meet Kalli Lanford: This Week's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip Traveller

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life.

Please join this week's guest, Kalli Lanford, a native of San Diego, California, who grew up hanging out at the beach and playing sports. When she’s not nerding out at San Diego Comic-Con, she can be seen doing normal-people stuff like teaching high-school English, cooking delicious meals for her family, and attending her son’s football games. In her spare time, she writes new adult fiction and loves listening to hard rock. She hopes to live long and prosper, and that you will, too. #Travel #AuthorInterview #TreasuredTipsyTimeslip #RachaelStapleton

The majority of GAMMA RIFT takes place on a planet called Enestia after America, the main character, is abducted by aliens and taken there. Enestia is ruled by King Meallian. He lives in an…

Book Launch Party: Cozy Mystery Series

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You're warmly invited to join me Saturday August 15th as I mingle poolside at the lovely Sparacino home in Brooklin On, celebrating the release of my latest mystery suspense, Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire.

This is an open event and I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones so bring friends and family! Both of my books will be available for purchase and signing as well the debut novel of my fellow Solstice Publishing author and friend @A.B Funkhauser.
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Hostess: Connie Di Pietro-Sparacino
54 Selkirk Drive, Brooklin, On
www.RachaelStapleton.com

All attendees will get a free pdf copy of my short story, Dinner in the Dark emailed to them.

Meet Lola James: This Week's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip Traveller

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life.

Please join this week's guest, cupcake-loving-romance-writer Lola James, as she takes us on a virtual tour using her own personal photos. Walk the streets of New York as it pulses with an irrepressible energy. Tired now? Order a glass of champagne and get lost in the City of Lights. Lastly we'll stop by Greece for a glimpse of the Gods. #Travel #NewYork #NYC #AuthorInterview #TreasuredTipsyTimeslip #RachaelStapleton #GrandCentralStation #Lola James #Paris #EiffelTower #Greece

Thank you for having me today on The Mysterious Ink Spot. If you know me I love to travel and for some reason I always pick fun locations for my books. Today I will tell you about two locations that I love and one I hope to visit, and two are in my new book …