Friday, December 17, 2010

Novel Tips on Rice!

At last! And it has been worth the wait! Our book of recipes we writers use when we're under deadline. And our heartfelt advice to other writers.

We are thrilled to offer to our loyal readers this free Christmas gift-- a downloadable copy of the incredibly gorgeous work of our own Katy Popa and Cotton Bond Studios.

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll see us in our bathrobes. However, you must sign the permission to download button below to begin the experience.

Disclaimer: The NovelMatters authors cannot be held responsible for any untoward factors related to the development and use of this cookbook, including but not limited to: errors in printing and/or errors in judgment; food poisoning, gagging children; small kitchen fires, large kitchen fires, house fires of any description; appliance malfunctions, ingredient malfunctions, logic malfunctions; wrong measurements, unauthorized condiments, failure to rise; rejection slips, slips of the tongue, slip and fall cases; the spoiled or out of date condition of your ingredients or query hooks; marital disputes, editorial disagreements, writing-related depression; accidental insertions of chapters from WIPs due to rogue cut and paste computer functions; hurt feelings, moral outrages, menopausal symptoms; forgetfulness, hearing loss, oblivion; ringing in the ears, phantom tastes, missing-limb syndrome; weight gain, weight loss, intolerance to all waiting; list-obsession, list-phobia, listlessness; tics or other involuntary actions; allergies, lip chewing or any other causes of swelling of the mouth; technophobia, claustrophobia, cibophobia (look it up), bibliophobia, gynephobia, chronophobia; dropsy, palsy, leprosy or any other King James malady. Or from any other Bible version.


This book was processed in facilities which produce other literary works involving nuts.


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20 comments:

Megan Sayer said...

Thank you. Thank you, thankyou, thankyou!!! There has obviously been so much thought and love put into this, it's fabulous!

Yeah...I read it all (home alone tonight). Such a treat (especially at this time of year) to read recipes from people who are as passionate about opening jars as I am. Laughed out loud at Latayne's spaghetti sauce.

Merry Christmas to you all! I only wish I could give back to you all as generously as you have given us this year. You're all amazing. xxx

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Thank you!

Love that disclaimer!

Can't wait.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!
~ Wendy

Linda said...

Absolutely love your disclaimers! What a scream! Haven't downloaded the cookbook, but I see the recipes, according to Megan, have some laugh-out-loud descriptions.

Thank you!

lmworley416 said...

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time! The disclaimer is priceless! But then so is the book! But can't I blame my ear ringing on you? Please!
Now to download the book!

Bonnie Grove said...

Merry Christmas to you all. We published this book because we adore you all.
We honestly believe that all of you have given us so much this year with your participation, your thoughts, your wisdom.
We hope you enjoy!

Marti Pieper said...

Thank you so much! I love the creativity this displays. Writing tips and recipes--two great tastes that go great together. Of course!

Patti Hill said...

Let me echo Bonnie's Christmas wishes. Being here with you is such a delight. You are the cream in my coffee! Love to you and yours!

Kirsten Wilson said...

Thank you so much. What a fun, fun gift to open. I'm sure I'll eat it up. Merry Christmas!

Judy Gann said...

Thank you, thank you, Novel Matters ladies! What a special gift from an exceptional group of authors whose blog alone is a wonderful gift to writers.

The recipes sound wonderful. This harried librarian/writer can't wait to try them. Most of all I love your words of wisdom woven throughout the book. Your individual personalities shine through the pages.

A very Merry Christmas to each of you.

With gratitude,
Judy

Sharon K. Souza said...

It can't be said enough how much we appreciate you. We appreciate your thoughtful insight to the conversations we carry on here, we appreciate you allowing us to be transparent, we appreciate the community that's blossomed through Novel Matters. Thank you all, and have a blessed and happy Christmas.

Judy Gann said...

I forgot to add a note to Bonnie:

Bonnie, I'm relieved to see that, contrary to the photo, books aren't an ingredient in any of your recipes. :-)

Bonnie Grove said...

Judy: Ha! Too funny.
Mawh! to you, special lady.

Latayne C Scott said...

Oh, you all have no idea how many new disclaimers I've thought up since that list.....

We at NovelMatters are so glad to be of service to you. May God grant each of you a joyful and peaceful Christmas.

Dina said...

Thank you :)

Jan said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift! I'll be planning my 2011 meals around these recipes as I write my way to finishing my first novel.

Love all the writing tips and inspirational notes.

Thank you!

Cynthia Davis said...

Delightful...the recipes and the inspiration are sure to bless all who accept your gift.

Noel Green said...

Brilliant cookbook!! Thank you!

-Celeste

Caroline said...

Oh my gosh, the introduction to the cookbook is hilarious. I laughed out loud several times. My son is asleep in the next room, so I had to stifle my chuckles.

I'm mainly a nonfiction writer (though I am dabbling in some children's picture book manuscripts), but I love checking in with you all here at Novel Matters. I, too, am often consumed by thoughts of words and life. I can't wait until my toddler son is old enough to talk and give me brilliant insights on how the world can be viewed. (Truly, kids provide such awesome ideas.) I know he'll come up with creative images too! A nose "big like a pickle." That's great.

The introduction (and disclaimer here) was gift enough alone. Then you added in the recipes, too! Thank you so much. Merry Christmas!

Latayne C Scott said...

Dina, Jan, Cynthia, sweet Celeste, and Caroline -- I'm just sweeping the last of gingerbread from the corners of my life, and hadn't noticed that all of you had commented on the cookbook. We are so happy you liked it!

Spread the joy -- let your friends and loved ones know about this cookbook. We want to bless as many as possible with it!

Latayne C Scott said...

PS-- I said "sweet Celeste" because she is, after all, my daughter, and I oughtta know....