Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Book Blogger’s Cookbook by Christy Dorrity

Welcome to Author Christy Dorrity

Christy Dorrity loves to read about cooking and cook about reading. She was taught early to have a discriminating taste for both books and food. Christy grew up on a trout ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. She taught elementary school and lives in the mountains with her husband Devon and their five young children. When Christy’s not reading or writing, she’s probably trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to write and I kept pages and pages of story-filled notebooks as a kid. Somewhere along the way I got the impression that being an author was not a good goal to shoot for and I put the idea aside. When I became pregnant with my fifth (and last) child, I felt the pen calling to me again and started the juices flowing.

Night owl, or early bird?
Both. I wish I didn’t have to sleep. I try to wring every last minute out of the day.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I absolutely loved Anne of Green Gables. She’s so dramatic and wears cool clothes and has red hair.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
I really do love living in this time and place. But if I could live somewhere/when else, I would be a pioneer in the 1800’s. I romanticize that era and I am sure that I would be appalled by how much manual work I would have to do. But I’ve always felt certain that I could be a strong pioneer woman and conquer the West.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is my favorite book and her only published work. I love to decorate my house with books and I would frame it and display it in my living room.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I grew up on a trout ranch in Wyoming and spent my summers gutting fish.

The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook is a community project from some of the blogosphere’s best book bloggers in a simple, easy to read format.  The cookbook combines a love of reading and dining to help you find books you’ll devour and recipes you can’t put down.

You’ll love The Book Blogger’s Cookbook because…

The Book Blogger’s Cookbook has 50 different book reviewers from every corner of the blogosphere.  It bridges the gap between author and reader—putting you in touch with book reviewers who can separate the 5 star books from the mediocre.
The Book Blogger’s Cookbook showcases great reads and provides an interactive experience with links to author and book reviewer websites. The cookbook is created for those who like to experience what they read long after they’ve closed the book.
The Book Blogger’s Cookbook tells why each recipe complements its companion book.  Recipes and books combine to make the reading experience satisfying and entertaining.

Book launch and Contest
During the first week of the book launch, The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook will be available for a reduced price of .99 cents.  Please spread the word. 

Every person who comments on one of the blogs during the tour will be entered to win a grand prize: a copy of every book featured in The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook (22 in all, over $200 value). 
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Giveaway Details
1 ebook copy of The Book Blogger’s Cookbook
Open Internationally
Ends 5/18/12

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