I’m thrilled to have an original essay in the October/November Thanksgiving issue of Country Woman magazine. The essay is about baking with my grandma in her kitchen on Thanksgiving (and the way she vented her pies with a signature “S” for Shipman, her only sign of ego) and the impact...

And what’s just as exciting as the new cover for THE SUMMER COTTAGE? The AMAZING cover blurb New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank graciously provided for the novel. I can never thank Dottie enough for her support, guidance and wisdom (and wine, of course)! “Every now and then a new...

I’m thrilled to share the beautiful cover for The Summer Cottage, which will publish on April 23! I’m just as thrilled to share that USA Today had the exclusive reveal of the cover over Labor Day weekend! The novel is set in Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, and I think the cover image...

I’m thrilled to announce The Recipe Box spent a month on the Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany (the equivalent of the New York Times bestseller list in the U.S.). It hit the list its first week out in Germany and stayed there for weeks. A huge THANK YOU to...

One of my favorite magazines is Taste of Home. I keep it in my kitchen, along with Cooking Light (it’s all about balance, right?). I love the recipes that home cooks share, along with the personal stories behind them. I make a ton of these recipes, many of which become...

I spent much of my spring and summer touring for The Recipe Box. I again hit many of the wonderful indie bookstores who have supported me and my work over the years, and who pulled out all the stops to make my events so memorable and well-attended. There was an...

Congrats to the FIVE LUCKY WINNERS who entered the Author Buzz giveaway to win a copy of THE RECIPE BOX! Thrilled for the winners and thankful to the hundreds and hundreds of readers who entered the contest! If you did not win and would like to receive a personalized, autographed...

Big Congratulations to Laurie Scheck and Irma Ramirez! There were so many entries we decided to give away 2 baskets! Congratulations to the winners, and Happy Reading & Baking!...

My new novel, The Recipe Box, is inspired by my grandmothers’ beloved recipe boxes and treasured family recipes. In fact, each chapter in the novel is centered around a family dessert (and includes the recipe!). However, I had so many recipes that I couldn’t include in the novel (it was...

It’s a small world after all … famed chef Julee Rosso, founder of Silver Palate and author of The Silver Palate Cookbook (now in the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame), lives in the same small Michigan resort town as I do. And she runs a charming inn in town (the Wickwood Inn)....