Happy Saturday! Any exciting plans for the weekend? How about getting away with us for a little while? Here at the Author’s Café, we thought we’d escape to a quaint English village for a look at what life’s really like there, before flying over to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula for a little romance and a lot of setting. Read on for more on this edition of The LLm Author’s Café!
Excerpt From Shades of Appley Green
Excerpt From Orion’s Gift
Recipe of the Day
How about a little taste of Mexican coffee? Though I’m not so sure this will be the brew you want to start out your day, but rather end it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp Tequila
- 1 Tbsp Kahlua
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup melted vanilla ice cream
- In a large mug, combine Tequila, Kailua, and coffee.
- In a small bowl, melt vanilla ice cream in microwave for 20-30 seconds.
- Add ice cream to the coffee mixture and serve immediately.
Music of the Day
The songs I associate with the writing of Orion’s Gift are ones I heard played on someone’s portable (old-fashioned now) cassette tape player on the beach that was the setting for Orion’s Gift. Crosby, Stills, and Nash have been long-time favourites of mine, and their songs “Southern Cross” and “Change Partners” fit the storyline for my book perfectly.
CD – Adele’s 21 – Moving, emotional lyrics in all her songs, but words haunted me from Rolling in the Deep – ‘… we could have had it all …’ Succinct and powerful, this tiny sentence says so much and must’ve been something that Steph in Shades of Appley Green thought constantly, albeit as a strong character she did not allow herself to be beaten.
Adele’s songs, in fact the titles alone, could provide inspiration for entire novels! The following track, Rumour Has It, for example – well, don’t villages thrive on rumour and gossip?