Cauldron of Love has been released!

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After two years, thirty contributors, artwork, one trailer, edits, proof reading and more, Writers Unite to Fight Cancer is proud to announce that Cauldron of Love our WUFC Cookbook is available! The full color coil-bound version with 190 recipes $24.95. Break bread with us and celebrate life.

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List of Contributors: Anna Arnett, Anna del C Dye, Brenda Novak, Bridgette Crosby, Caroline Porter, Cheree Alsop, Connie Sokol, David Calvert, David Lee Summers, Donna Dustin, Doreen Bloomer, Emily Larsen, Jadi, Karly Blair, Kebba Button Buckley, Kerry Blair, Lisa Finder, Liz Adair, Louise Laughlin, Margaret Larsen Turley, Marilyn Hartness, Marina Martindale, Morgan Vanessa Harbinger, Ora Smith, Penny Freeman, Sarah M. Eden, Serena Freewomyn, Shari McClaws,Vanessa Joy.

Cauldron of Love features eighteen categories with  international family favorites, remedies, delicious gluten free and dairy free cuisine, comfort food for patients battling cancer and other tantalizing morsels.

100% of the profits from cookbook sales will be donated to Cancer Research.

Email  or call Margaret for other payment options at: / 480-586-7902.

Interview with Liz Adair: Author of the Spider Latham Series

TARP-CoverLiz Adair’s newest Spider Latham Mystery novel is: Trouble at Red Pueblo.  Liz flawlessly presents this contemporary western with beautiful prose, unforgettable characters and intriguing plot twists. Liz has graciously answered some questions about writing this tale.

Margaret: This story starts with the funeral for Spiders mother.  Laurie encourages Spider to get right to work on solving a new mystery. Have you found working or getting involved in a hobby has helped you deal with a loss?

Liz: Do you know, I didn’t plan that for Spider. At the end of Snakewater Affair his mother was deep into Alzheimer’s and had congestive heart failure. It was natural to start the next book in the series with her death. But when I finished this book, Trouble at the Red Pueblo, I could see that solving the mystery would have been therapeutic for both Spider and Laurie. As a matter of fact, I dealt with the loss of my mother by writing what turned out to be Counting the Cost. I never cried a tear, but I created a seven pound manuscript.

Margaret:  The love story in Counting the Cost is priceless. I’m so glad you worked through your grief and shared this intimate look at your family.  In Trouble at the Red Pueblo did your feelings about Jack change between Chapter Two and the end? Why?

Liz: My feelings did change, because at the beginning, I didn’t see the end. I didn’t know that Jack gave Amy a job and a home or that he did all the good works that he did. All I knew about him at first was that he was successful and irritating to Spider. And that he was a cowboy poet.

Margaret:  Who is your favorite character besides Spider and why?

Liz: Besides Spider, Karam is my favorite. I started out with a completely different idea of what he would be, but I’m delighted with how he turned out. I love him for his fearlessness. I remember studying Spanish—I minored in it in college and spent a summer in Mexico in a residency program to gain fluency. Conversing with native Mexicans was so uncomfortable; I was always afraid of making a mistake or of appearing foolish. But Karam is so bold and at the same time so teachable. I just love him.

Margaret: I found there were similar issues with European relatives who know King’s English, but get lost with American slang. You did a great job of adding humor with this element. Karam, a Palestinian Muslim, teaches American history.  What inspired you to create such an unlikely teacher?

Liz: My husband, Derrill, and I get these video programs called Great Courses. They’re college-level lectures, and we watch one every day during lunch. We were watching one on Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Empire, and the person teaching it had a British accent. The idea came to me then that it’s very common to have Western professors teaching Eastern history. Why not the other way around?

Margaret:   This novel tackles the issue of racial profiling. Tell us why you added this element.

Liz: I put Karam’s incident in the book because of a conversation that I had with a Palestinian friend who, when he traveled around America, never flew because of his experiences in airports. However, he said that going by bus was stressful, too. He had been hassled by police in bus stations because they thought he looked Hispanic and made him prove he wasn’t an illegal alien.

Margaret:  Who do you consider to be another hero in this book?

Liz: I think Jack may be a hero. In wanting to take care of Amy, he pushes himself beyond his physical capacity and reaps the consequences. That’s kind of funny, because in the beginning I didn’t see him in a hero’s mold.

Margaret: Thanks for visiting with us today. I look forward to reading more Spider Latham mysteries in the future.

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Old West Collection

Old West Anthology RGBThe six great  award-winning authors featured in A Timeless Romance Anthology: Old West Collection include Carla Kelly, Sarah M. Eden, Liz Adair, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore and Marsha Ward. This western romance collection is available on Amazon today!

Break a Leg by two-time Rita Award winner Carla Kelly is a charming tale. Hospital steward Colm Callahan is ready to move away from army life at Fort Laramie. His only regret is leaving behind exotic Ozzie Washington, easily the prettiest woman on the post. As a maid to the lieutenant colonel’s wife, Ozzie is no wilting flower when it comes to hard work. When the post surgeon leaves for an extended week, Colm must handle several medical emergencies on his own. He pleads for Ozzie’s help at the hospital. While they spend long days and nights working together, Colm, a shy man, realizes he can’t hide the truth of his feelings for Ozzie.

The Soldier’s Heart by Sarah M. Eden enchants the reader as they follow Gregory Reeves who has fallen in love with a woman he’s never met. Her brother’s dying wish is that Gregory checks on his family, and after the war, Gregory is only too happy to meet the woman he’s been dreaming about. Helene mistakes him for a hired hand and sets him to work immediately. As time passes, Gregory finds it more and more difficult to reveal his true connection to her family, fearing that a woman who loathes liars will turn her disapproval on him.

Liz Adair   beguiles the reader with Hidden Spring, in which Susannah Brown is just getting her life back together after becoming a widow. She still misses Wesley with a fierce longing, but when she meets his half-brother, Douglas, she learns her heart is not completely dormant. Over the next several weeks, Douglas helps Susannah with repairs on her small ranch in exchange for supper. The exchange becomes more and more meaningful as Susannah realizes that Douglas might be the one to finally heal her heart.

In Annette Lyon’s delicious story, The Sweetest Taste, Della Stafford hates being a farm girl in the tiny town of Shelley, Idaho. She’ll do anything to live in a big city and experience real city life. Her only regret is that she’d have to leave Joseph behind, the young man who makes her heart flutter. But she’s convinced that moving away is for the best; her dreams and Joseph’s dreams are too dissimilar. Then Della takes a job as a maid in Los Angeles and must face the truth that what she thought would make her happy and what really will are totally different things.

Heather B. Moore, crafts a sweet romance between an unlikely pair in The Silver Mine Bachelor. Lydia Stone has a checklist for men who qualify as the eligible bachelors in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado. Her new boss, Mr. Erik Dawson, is about to be struck off the list when she sees him coming out of the town brothel. Lydia doesn’t know that Erik Dawson’s sister has been living the brothel lifestyle for years, and he’s set on redeeming her soul. When Lydia discovers Erik’s secrets, she learns that life is not as black and white as she thinks.

Mystery captivates the reader in Faith and the Foreman by Marsha Ward. Faith Bannister is forced to travel west to earn a living as a school mistress in Arizona Territory. Faith soon learns that living the frontier lifestyle of a single woman has many harsh challenges. But when she meets Slim McHenry, she discovers that life doesn’t have to be so lonely. Rance Hunter’s treacherous plots stand between her and Slim.  She must act with courage and ingenuity before everything is lost.

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Old West Collection can be purchased on Amazon starting today – Click HERE!