So how’s it going? Thanksgiving preparations in full swing now? I know you’re probably racing around getting the house ready for family and cooking up a storm.
Just a little update, if you’ve noticed some wonky stuff going on with zay blog the last two days, it’s because my hosting company is testing some things out. I’m a bit late in posting since I needed to stay out of the blog today while much of that was going on. But I’m here now…loaded for bear!
Bloggers Writing Books
Bloggers are some super talented folks. Not only do they write posts for their blogs but many are writing books these days. I thought it would be fun to put together a post sharing some of the Bloggers I know who have written books in the last year or so. I bet you’ll recognized some of these Bloggers, too.
Know a Blogger Who Has Written a Book in the Last Year?
If you know a Blogger who started out first as a blogger and then wrote a book, share it in your comment. We’d love to know. A lot of authors start a blog to promote books after they have written them and there’s nothing wrong with that. But today we’re just focusing on those who started blogging first, then got a book deal later.
Here are a few I’m familiar with and whose blogs I enjoying reading when I get a chance to visit. You’ll find a link to their blogs below where you’ll most likely find a link to their books, as well. Or, just search for their name or book on Amazon to snag your own copy. (All images below are from Amazon)
The Handbuilt Home by Ana White who blogs at Ana White: Ana creates fabulous furniture plans and shares them for free on her blog.
Patina Style by Brooke Giannetti who blogs at Velvet & Linen: I have a copy of Patina Style, bought mine on Amazon and it’s beautiful! Definitely one of my favorite design books!
Inspired You by Marian Parsons who blogs at, Miss Mustard Seed: I also have a copy of Inspired You, again from Amazon. Marian shares lots of tutorials in this inspirational book. Reading it is just like visiting with a good friend.
A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West who blogs at Rattlebridge Farm: Michael started a blog after she had written several books but she didn’t start it to promote her books. In fact, she never breathed a word about being an author until long after her blog was a hit! Then someone recognized her and the secret was out. So I’m including her in today’s line-up. Curl up with any of her wonderful novels this winter…Teeny is a hoot!
The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin who blogs at The Reluctant Entertainer: You’ll find lots of great recipes and wonderful advice in Sandy’s book. She takes all the fear out of entertaining.
Young House Love by Sherry and John Petersik who blog at Young House Love: Sherry and John are in full book tour mode right now, so check to see if their coming your way and you can meet them in person. You’ll find lots of fun DIY projects in their book.
Trader Joe’s Simply Indian by Komali Nunna who blogs at Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen: Komali sent me a copy of her latest book and I can’t wait to dig in and check it. Love that the recipes in this book can be made with items you’ll find while shopping one of my fave stores, Trader Joe’s.
Mark Ballard has a new book out called, Delicious. I don’t think it’s on Amazon, yet but you’ll find it at his online site here: Mark Ballard. It’s a collection of recipes from family, friends, fans and even some or Mark’s “celebrity friends and chefs.” Is there anything better than tried and true recipes? Mark asked for a few of my faves and you’ll find those on pages 32-35. My sister, Glenda, also contributed a yummy barbecue recipe…you’ll find it on page 36.
So, who am I leaving out. I’m sure I’ve overlooked some great blogs/bloggers. Leave a comment if you have any of the books above and tell us what your favorite project or recipe was from the book. Or, know a Blogger who recently wrote a book? Share so we can check ‘em out!