I love pre-ordering books because it means the day a book is released (and occasionally, a day or two before), the book will be in my hands. Isn’t there something special about sharing that moment with others? Checking the mail, walking inside with a box, and pulling the book out of its packaging materials…all of us simultaneously anticipating what we might find between the pages. Then, of course, there’s the moment when you can sit down with a mug of tea or coffee and begin reading.
When I started writing the Eat This Poem blog in January 2012, I couldn’t see this far ahead. I hoped to write a book one day, but it wasn’t until an editor emailed me asking if I’d thought about a cookbook that the idea really started percolating and taking hold (plus all the years of back and forth during the book’s development). Five years later, and being less than 100 days away from a real published book hitting the shelves, I’m having a difficult time removing the smile from my face.
On March 21, Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry will be here. I cannot wait for you to read the poems I’ve practically memorized, and try some of the recipes I’ve cooked in my kitchen for the past several years.
And because waiting is pretty much the hardest thing in life, I’d like to make it a little bit easier.
When you pre-order Eat This Poem before March 21, you’ll receive an exclusive excerpt featuring 18 pages from inside the manuscript. It’s one of my favorite poems—“Mushrooms” by Mary Oliver—and the three recipes that accompany it: Truffle Risotto with Chanterelles, Mushroom Pizza with Taleggio and Thyme, and Mushroom and Brie Quesadillas.
The reason I’m doing this is because bookstores use pre-orders as a gauge for determining how many copies of a book it orders. More pre-orders mean more copies of the book will be on the shelf when it releases. It’s a really easy and useful way to support your favorite authors!
Here's how it works!
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