Dear Gentle Readers,
What is a short story, a letter, and a recipe collection all in one? Why, "Echo of Heartbreak, A Recipe for Life" of course! As I've mentioned before this story began as a character profile for a young woman in another book. Before I begin writing a novel, I do an in-depth character development for each of the main characters in the book. This profile includes more than just physical attributes. Birth order, education, job background, car ownership history are included. Style, favorite cologne, favorite piece of jewelry. Favorite food, color, music. Traumatic events that may have shaped the character's... uh, character.
Melina is a strong, educated woman who decides its time to have a child That's where "Echo..." starts. I think the young women of today need to read this short story. There are tons of articles, books, etc, telling women they must assert themselves, "lean in", push. And all this is true.
BUT as a woman, you still need to be organized, know how to cook, how to run a household, have some idea on how to organize a closet, a wardrobe for yourself and your family, etc. and nobody in the target audience I wrote this for wants to hear it because it sounds so old-fashioned. It has been embraced by older women who tell me "every young woman needs to read this."
The cover of Echo of Heartbreak, A Recipe for Life was made by my blog-partner and dear friend, Texas artist Parker Kaufman. He did a fabulous job. I just love it.
If you are a woman in her twenties and thirties, it may be of some help to you to take a look at Echo. It's not long and it has some wonderful easy recipes. Give this little story a chance. If you are an older woman, consider gifting this little book to the younger women in your life. Would it help it I go to Amazon and have a promotional ninety-nine cents sale? Tell me!