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Naked and Hungry Returns to the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market!

And this time, we’re making CREPES! That’s right. Thanks to my dear friend Donna Myers, who is the new events coordinator extraordinaire, I’ve been invited to appear as the guest chef tomorrow at the market.

With the help of my sous chef (husband Robert), we’ll be making two types of crepes: goat cheese, braised spinach and spring onions and for dessert, our famous strawberry cream crepes. The ingredients in these two recipes are provided by N.C farmers so you know that what you’ll be eating is healthy and fresh and comes from a sustainable, eco-friendly source. What could be more delicious? And wouldn’t you like to see Robert in his new Naked and Hungry apron?

At the end of the demonstration, we’ll also be giving away a FREE CREPE PAN to the winner of a raffle. This means that you could pick up your own fresh produce and make the same crepes at your house that very evening. So we hope that you’ll plan to attend and help support our N.C. farmers. Without them, we truly would be naked and hungry!

The market is located at 501 Yanceyville Street in Greensboro, N.C. and the demonstration will last from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Naked and Hungry Makes The News and Record!

Last week I learned that Naked and Hungry received its first review in a major media outlet. The review made the front page of the Books section of the Sunday, March 18 edition of the Greensboro News and Record.

Titled “Environmental Shenanigans, Southern Style,” reviewer Linda Brinson praises the book for its balance of humor and environmental awareness. The article isn’t yet available online so I’ll provide a brief excerpt below.

“If you had to slot Memory’s slim novel into a fictional genre, it probably would land somewhere in the realm of Southern comedy ‍and satire. Memory, who lives in Pittsboro, knows her territory. She gets the details of 21st-century small-town North Carolina right. She obviously enjoys poking a little fun at such staples as good ol’ boys, restless housewives, hypocritical preachers ‍and slickly crooked politicians. The humor isn’t too heavy-handed, however, ‍and as a result, the book is really funny.”

The same week that I learned of this review, Naked and Hungry was also mentioned in the College Bookshelf section of the spring issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine (page 31) which is the alumni magazine of the College of Arts and Sciences at Carolina.

These mentions wouldn’t have been possible without the loyalty of a growing network of “Naked” fans, who continue to help spread the word throughout the state and beyond. Again, I thank you.


Naked and Hungry Returns to Asheboro!

Join us at the Asheboro branch of the Randolph County Library for the return of Naked and Hungry!

When: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Where: Randolph County Public Library, 201 Worth Street, Asheboro, N.C., 27203

At this special event, which is sponsored by Friends of the Library, I’ll read a short passage from Naked and Hungry, talk about the connection between cooking and the literary life, and reveal one of my top secrets for turning real life into fiction. As always, we’ll give away a crepe pan to one of the lucky attendees. Hope to see you there!

Read more about it.

Naked and Hungry Hits the Road in 2012!

Thanks to the support of fans like you, Naked and Hungry had a great year in 2011, with invitations to speak at two bookstores, three Rotary clubs, Spa at Bell House, Coffee and Crepes, The State of Things, and the crowning event, being the guest of the Happy Bookers Club at the Asheboro Library last month.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve got an exciting line-up for Spring 2012, as Naked and Hungry hits the road again, with stops in Pittsboro, Colfax, Asheboro, and Cary.

If any of these events are near you, I hope that you’ll find the time to attend. As always, I’ll be reading from the book, discussing the joys of fiction….and giving away a crepe pan from Williams-Sonoma!

The highlights are listed below, but there is much more to come (including area bookstores), so please stay tuned to the Events Calendar throughout 2012. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m. – Chapel Ridge Book Club, Chapel Ridge Community Center, Pittsboro, NC

Tuesday, February 21  at 7 p.m – River Landing Retirement Community, Colfax, N.C.

Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.- Friends of the Library Adult Program, Asheboro Public Library at 7.p.m.

Wednesday, March 28  at 7 p.m – Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary, N.C.

Hope to see you soon!

Naked and Hungry Goes Home…to Asheboro!

December ushered in a whirlwind of activity for Naked and Hungry. Last week, I read at the noon meeting of the High Point Rotary Club in High Point, N.C. and met many new friends, many of whom share a connection with my hometown of Asheboro.

On the same day I traveled to Charlotte to read at Park Road Books. There I had the pleasure of greeting many old friends and several relatives that I hadn’t seen in far too long. I was also privileged to be the guest of my friends Twing and Keith, who rolled out the red carpet with their kindness and hospitality.

This month’s activity culminates with an appearance at the Asheboro Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. as the guest of The Happy Bookers book club.  Special thanks in advance to my friend Delores (mother of my dear high school friend Lorie) for inviting me.

In many ways the journey of Naked and Hungry began at this same place, for it was at this library that my love for stories was first nurtured. Here I spent countless hours curled up on a bean bag, indulging any whim or interest that came to mind. It’s also a fitting location since my hometown was one of the models for the setting of Naked and Hungry.

If you’re local and would like to join us, I hope you do. The best part of this journey has been reuniting with old friends and the opportunity to talk about a common love for books and storytelling. See you soon!


Naked and Hungry is Featured in Asheboro & More Magazine!

Heads up! My amazing and dearest friend Sarah Beth Robbins kindly wrote an article on Naked and Hungry for the November 2011 issue of Asheboro & More magazine. The article includes more about my inspiration for the book, including the influence of my hometown of Asheboro, and other fun childhood memories.

Check out pages 68-69 of Asheboro & More.

And speaking of Asheboro, please also note that I’ll be reading from the book at the holiday meeting of The Happy Bookers at the Asheboro/Randolph County Public Library on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Would love to see you there!

Naked and Hungry Goes to Kernersville!

Although I’ve lived in North Carolina all my life, until yesterday I never had the pleasure of going to the charming town of Kernersville. Located in Forsyth County, the town is aptly described as the “heart” of the Piedmont Triad.

Along with about fifteen other authors, including my talented editor and friend, Judith Geary, the acclaimed author of the Getorix book series,  I had the pleasure of attending the Fall Book Fest hosted by Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore.

I met many new faces, but one of the highlights was re-connecting with dear friend, Anna Sandelli (pictured on the far left), who now lives close by. I had the pleasure of working with the UNC journalism major for two years at Chapel Hill and I’ve enjoyed watching her star rise.

This experience was just another reason I hope to return to Kernersville in the future. History abounds in this small town, from the founding in 1756 by an Irishman to a visit by George Washington in 1791. The town is named for Jule Korner, a German immigrant who left his mark in the form of a mysterious Victorian mansion known as “Korner’s Folly.” WIth 22 rooms spread over 7 levels, don’t you bet this place could inspire a novel (or two)?  I can just picture H.T. making a visit, getting lost and locked inside.

We’ll have plenty of creepy adventures ahead in my follow-up novel, Born Again, Dead Again. Here H.T. attends a Halloween gathering populated by “prombies” (zombies frozen in their high school prom attire) and a mysterious Celtic-themed dancer named Boudicca who guards the secrets of a growing list of dead men. Stay tuned for a preview just in time for Halloween!