Call me an idiot. Go ahead, I can take it. I had my first guest blog today, and I forgot to put a pointer to it from my own blog, which makes it look like it's not as big a deal as it feels to me. It's a huge deal and I'm very grateful that Amy made the offer.
I had shared a carrot cake recipe with Amy Alessio, whose blog, "Vintage Cookbooks", contains recipes that sound delicious. She asked if I would like to guest blog and, of course, I leaped forward without looking and said, "Yes!"
The thing is, Peri doesn't cook. As a matter of fact, when asked about it in one scene, she replies, "I used to think 'peel back cover and cook for three minutes' was an old family recipe." (I may have stolen that joke from Paula Poundstone... or Rosie O'Donnell... or...?) So how could I spin a guest spot on a cooking blog when my protagonist doesn't even know her cup sizes?
As usual, it came to me while I showered: write what would happen if Peri tried to make my carrot cake recipe. It turned out to be a fun exercise. You can read it here: http://vintagecookbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/author-gayle-carlines-carrot-cake.html
It's yummy and it's funny - enjoy!