Authors Dish Thanksgiving with USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Kincaid

Authors Dish Thanksgiving with USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Kincaid

Welcome newbies and seasoned readers to Authors Dish. With only three and a half weeks until Thanksgiving, Authors are dishin’ their favorites.

I am grateful for readers, authors, and everyone who make it possible to sink into my cozy chair and enjoy a new book adventure each and every day.

It’s time to find out what inspires your favorite Authors and discover how they enjoy the holidays, prepare their homes, set their tables and give thanks to those important in their lives.

Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling far away, enjoy every minute of the season. We’d love to know how you enjoy your holidays, tell us below!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we plan to share plenty of reasons to be thankful so be sure to check the blog often. Wanna dish? Drop me a message.

Today in the cafe is  Author Kimberly Kincaid

 

Kimberly Kincaid

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?  As often as possible, we watch the Macy’s parade. I just love seeing all the floats and the performers, and my girls love it, too. It’s like our pregame for the day!

2. How do you decorate your table and home? The table is pretty simple, because we are usually a big crew and start out buffet style, then cram whatever plates we can onto the table for passing around. My house has a mix of decorations from my childhood and newer things that I’ve seen and loved. We do have cozy blankets on every couch and chair for after-meal snoozing, though!

3. My favorite hostess gift is…  Something we can all share during the meal/visit, whether that be a pumpkin pie or a really warm smile and hug.

4. It’s time to pack up the leftovers, what do you do with all the food? Share it, use it for other yummy dishes or toss it? Oh, we share! We eat really clean for most of the year, so it’s hard for me to have too many leftovers of a decadent meal without falling out of my routine. But every year that we host, Mr. K makes the turkeys in our smoker, and every year, I make the most delicious turkey stock and turkey noodle soup with the leftovers from the birds. So, so, so good!

5. Black Friday shopping – on line fun, up early with a cup of java and a long list, or last minute shopper and don’t care about the sales? I shop in person early, then online after a nap at home. Some of the best fun I’ve had my my sisters in law and mother in law and niece have been Black Friday shopping. We just bundle up and grab coffee (tea for me!) and go, go, go. It’s a blast!

6. I am thankful for… good food, great friends, and big love. I’m blessed to have all of them.

Bio: Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Check out Kimberly Kincaids’ backlist and while your feast is cooking, dive into a book adventure!

 

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Authors Dish Thanksgiving with USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Kincaid

Authors Dish Thanksgiving with Tina DeSalvo

Welcome newbies and seasoned readers to Authors Dish. With only three and a half weeks until Thanksgiving, Authors are dishin’ their favorites.

I am grateful for readers, authors, and everyone who make it possible to sink into my cozy chair and enjoy a new book adventure each and every day.

It’s time to find out what inspires your favorite Authors and discover how they enjoy the holidays, prepare their homes, set their tables and give thanks to those important in their lives.

Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling far away, enjoy every minute of the season. We’d love to know how you enjoy your holidays, tell us below!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we plan to share plenty of reasons to be thankful so be sure to check the blog often. Wanna dish? Drop me a message.

Today in the cafe is  Author Tina DeSalvo.

 

Tina DeSalvo

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition: There’s so many!! It’s hard to pick a “favorite” tradition when there are so many things that we do year after year that are part of the delightful whole. When I close my eyes and think of them all, I see snippets of what gives me the greatest joy. I’ll share a few- Having my husband’s warm fingers wrap around my hand when the family gathers around the table for grace and to share what we are grateful for. Seeing the shinning eyes of my grandchildren and their uninhibited smiles on their beautiful faces when I sneak them a taste of desert before dinner is served. The relaxed and happy expressions on the faces of all the generations as the one-on-one or small group conversations ate fully underway in the living room and kitchen. Yes, the gumbo and pecan pies are served every year… but the tiny moments is what makes Holidays memorable.

2. How do you decorate your table and home? I keep things simple. I fill my home with fresh flowers and arrangements with pumpkins. I also have Glass and ceramic pumpkins placed around.

3. My favorite hostess gift is…  Edibles. Something homemade and placed in a pretty dish to leave behind.

4. It’s time to pack up the leftovers, what do you do with all the food? Share it, use it for other yummy dishes or toss it?

OH NO! We never toss it. We share it with everyone there ore make plates to deliver to family and friends who were unable to join us or may be home ill. My mother-in-law likes to make Turkey Gumbo with the leftovers too. Yum!

5. Black Friday shopping – on line fun, up early with a cup of java and a long list, or last minute shopper and don’t care about the sales? I care about the sales, but I’ve been in the chaos on Black Friday and am not a fan. I over buy, race around for things I got excited about in the frenzy of the moment. Then I have a heated basketball goal or perfume that smells like beer or some such craziness with no one to gift it to. Lol. I admire those who really make it a family or friend event!

6. I am thankful for…Love. Life. Family. Friends. Readers.

 I’m so grateful for each of these things and people that make up the whole of my incredibly blessed life.
And, I’m thankful that I can include you, Rae, as my friend. Thank you for inviting me into your “Books I Love a Latte” world. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family. And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone Reading this and your families too. 💕

Bio: Tina DeSalvo, is a fresh, humorous voice in romance. She brings her knowledge and passion for the culture and people of Cajun Country (where she lives) and New Orleans (where she grew up) to her Second Chance Novel series (and adds a bit of mystery to it too)- Elli, Jewell, Abby, Hunt for Christmas,Out-lanta and Rachel. Other books byTina include Christmas at the Inn on Cloud Hill and The Bluff, a short story inThe Haunted West anthologyShe loves to write, but she especially loves spending time with readers. Learn more about Tina at tinadesalvo.com

Check out Tina DeSalvo’s backlist and while your feast is cooking, dive into a book adventure!

 

Click on the link here for fun and FREE printables to keep you organized this fall season.

Authors Dish Thanksgiving with USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Kincaid

Authors Dish Thanksgiving with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Chase

Today USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Chase is in the cafe to dish about Thanksgiving and what it means to her.

I am grateful to the readers, authors, and everyone in booklandia who make it possible to sink into my cozy chair and enjoy a new book adventure each and every day.

It’s time to find out what inspires your favorite Authors and discover how they enjoy the holidays, prepare their homes, set their tables and give thanks to those important in their lives.

Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling far away, enjoy every minute of the season. We’d love to know how you enjoy your holidays, tell us below!

Be sure to check the blog often for lots of inspiration and reasons to be thankful.

Wanna dish? Drop me a message.

 

Samantha Chase:

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? We don’t have any exciting traditions for Thanksgiving. Our big thing is the meal – which is always the same. Boring, right? Once we moved to NC and didn’t have any family around, we started making the Thanksgiving meal that was filled with the things we wanted and I’ve been making it that way for 20 years!
2. How do you decorate your table and your home? Very basic. We’re normally a small group so I have a nice fall colored tablecloth and use my grandparents good china.
3. My favorite hostess gift is… Chocolate!

4. It’s time to pack up the leftovers, what do you do with all the food? Share it, use it for other yummy dishes or toss it? When our older son comes for the holiday, I always send him home with enough for a meal or two for himself. Then there’s always more for us to have at least another dinner or two. We love having it the next day for lunch!
5. Black Friday shopping – on line fun, up early with a cup of java and a long list, or last minute shopper and don’t care about the sales? I used to be up early on Black Friday when the kids were little. Once they got older, online shopping was way easier. I’m almost done shopping already and it’s the first week of November!

6. I am thankful for… my family ❤
Bio: Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance that’s hotter than sweet, sweeter than hot. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than sixty titles under her belt – including THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE which was a Hallmark Christmas movie in 2017! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 28 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
Check out Samantha Chase’s backlist and while your feast is cooking, dive into a book adventure!
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Authors Dish Thanksgiving with USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Kincaid

Authors Dish Thanksgiving with Delancey Stewart

Today Author Delancey Stewart is in the cafe to dish about Thanksgiving and what it means to her.

I am grateful to the readers, authors, and everyone in booklandia who make it possible to sink into my cozy chair and enjoy a new book adventure each and every day.

It’s time to find out what inspires your favorite Authors and discover how they enjoy the holidays, prepare their homes, set their tables and give thanks to those important in their lives.

Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling far away, enjoy every minute of the season. We’d love to know how you enjoy your holidays, tell us below!

Be sure to check the blog often for lots of inspiration and reasons to be thankful.

Wanna dish? Drop me a message.

 

 

Author Delancey Stewart

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Every Thanksgiving we go to Carmel, CA. My husband’s family has been meeting there for a week at Thanksgiving his entire life (and most of his mom’s) and now my whole family comes too. It’s my favorite place in the world and my favorite holiday since both of our families — and most of the extended parts of each! — comes for some part of the week.
2. How do you decorate your table and your home? I don’t really decorate for Thanksgiving since we always travel, but I have a fall table runner and a bunch of mini pumpkins I like to put out on the dining room table with some candle holders. I try to keep my dining room table decorated, but my husband and two sons see the dining room as project space, so more often than not, my decor gets shifted to a pile in favor of tools, monitors, wires and various other pieces of generalized dude crap.
3. My favorite hostess gift is… WINE or chocolate.
4. It’s time to pack up the leftovers, what do you do with all the food? Share it, use it for other yummy dishes or toss it? I love it when everyone gets sent home with a little box of their favorite stuff. I love a turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry on the day after!
5. Black Friday shopping – on line fun, up early with a cup of java and a long list, or last minute shopper and don’t care about the sales? Online only and not specifically on Black Friday. I don’t even know how to shop in real stores anymore.
6. I am thankful for healthy children and a family that loves to see us enough to invite us every year!
BIO:  I’m Delancey Stewart – contemporary romance author! My books run the gamut of settings and setups, but they always deliver humor, heart and heat. It’s a guarantee.

I write from my home outside Washington DC, where I manage a household full of boys and men. Okay, only one man. The hubs. But two boys. I mean, three if you count the hubs. (You see why I do words and not numbers. I was told there’d be no math in this bio. Someone lied.)

I grew up in California and have had more jobs than anyone on earth (personal trainer, pharmaceutical rep, copywriter, tech writer, marketing director, wine seller, elementary school teacher… I’m not kidding. The list. It goes on.) But the one I love the most is writing, in part because I get to meet people who love books and stories as much as I do! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to say hello, and don’t forget to join my newsletter!

Get the first book in my sports romcom series, MR. MATCH — absolutely free by joining my weekly email here: https://www.subscribepage.com/delanceystewart

Find me at www.delanceystewart.com and www.authordlstewart.com
Facebook: www.facebook/DelanceyWrites.com
Check out Delancey’s Backlist and while your feast is cooking, dive into a book adventure!
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Authors Dish – printable packing list and last minute notes

Authors Dish – printable packing list and last minute notes

Thank you to all the authors who shared their packing tips and travel wisdom. We loved reading your top five things to pack, favorite snacks and what you forgot and swore to remember next time.

Well readers and authors, the time has come to pull out the suitcases and finalize the lists. Whether you use an excel spreadsheet or paper, all that matters is that you hopefully remember to bring all-the-things.

I hope that the Authors Dish posts were helpful. I’ve put together a fun list with all the things that were mentioned, and added a handful of extra items for those that want it on one piece of paper.

To ensure that those refillable water bottles stay clean all week, I always take a ziploc bag of small sponge pieces soaked with liquid dish soap. All you need to do is cut it into small pieces and add liquid dish soap. Let it sit overnight and in the morning toss them in a ziploc bag. They work great cleaning out water bottles and would be perfect for that electric skillet Tawna ;).

Oh, if you’re super cautious about making sure the room is clean, toss a few lysol wipes in a ziploc bag. They come in handy wiping an airplane tray, remote controls or anything else you want extra clean ;).

If there is something you bring and I missed it, comment below.

I can’t wait to see everyone next week. Safe travels.

 

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Packing List for RWA19

Authors Dish – printable packing list and last minute notes

Authors Dish RWA with New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Probst, USA Today Bestselling Author Avery Flynn and Author Delancey Stewart

Welcome newbies and seasoned travel veterans to Authors Dish. With less than a week until Romance Writers of America 2019 I’m curious what authors and industry professionals always include in their suitcases, what they stash in their conference bag to avoid hunger pains and the things they forget once and hopefully never again.

While some of the authors contributing are not attending, we love they want to hang out and play. We hope their words of wisdom help to ease any anxiety you might have getting all the things in your suitcase.  

May these posts inspire you to shop early, make your lists, and triple check so you are prepared for just about anything. If you’re heading to #RWA19 soon comment below so we can meet up in NYC.

As the conference is almost upon us, this is the last post of author fun.  Thank you to all who have dished and those who are still sharing their wisdom.  Stay tuned for more comments and follow the blog so you don’t miss these posts.

Today in the cafe are New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Probst, USA Today Bestselling Author Avery Flynn and Author Delancey Stewart

Rae: What five things do you have to pack when attending a conference? 

 

Jennifer Probst:

I know everyone gets tired of hearing it but: comfortable shoes! Oh, Lord, have I regretted stumbling around in my cute heels just because I never get a chance to wear them! Then I always have LipSense Lip Gloss to reapply throughout the day, swag to give out to readers or other authors with your website on it *business cards are fine too!*, battery charger *I actually use the one I received from the RWA conference years ago!* and finally, pens. Always be prepared with a pen, my peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

Avery Flynn:

1.Pajamas (yes I’ve forgotten before).
2. Snacks for the room.
3. An extra outfit because of my ability to spill on everything.
4. Flip flops/slides/ballet slippers for when the heels have done me in.
5. An extra suitcase for all the books I’m taking home. 

 

 

 

Delancey Stewart: my laptop, deodorant, something to write on/with, chaptstik, and my most outgoing happy-to-be-peopling personality (this one takes a lot of energy, so I can’t use it all the time!)

 

 

Rae: What is your snack attack must haves in your day bag?

Jennifer: I’m not a big snacker! But my go to is a Kind bar – they’re not packed full of sugar and junk – you need good fuel at a conference lol. But there’s nothing wrong with a little chocolate like a Hershey Kiss or Dove bar – yum!

Avery: I love RX bars! Highly recommend.

Delancey:  I like Raisinets. But I have learned that eating a while box has certain… ramifications… we will say no more about this.

 

 

 

Rae:What’s the one thing you forget to pack and swear to remember next time?

Jennifer: Hair spray/finishing product. And then my hair frizzes like crazy and I cannot believe I brought nothing to tame it!

Avery: I have forgotten just about everything. Thank god Kimberly Kincaid was generous and shared when I’d forgotten deodorant.

Delancey: If I could remember what the thing was, I would never forget to pack it. This is a question that can only be answered at the conference. Once I forgot underwear. That wasn’t good.

Rae: Thank you so much authors! Readers, what’s the ONE thing you always forget and swear to include next time when you travel? How do you make sure that you remember ;).

I’ll be keeping a running list and will post it a week before #RWA19 so that hopefully no one needs to make a quick run to the lobby market or drug store around the corner. I’ll see you soon for new authors and more ideas!

For more packing ideas if you’re at RWA be sure to check out the following session for more tips and tricks. I know I will!

20/20 Sessions

(Sessions repeated 3 times in an hour: 3:15 – 3:35 p.m., 3:35 – 3:55 p.m., 3:55 – 4:15 p.m.)

Cheapskates Unite! How to Do RWA Nationals on a Budget
Speaker:
 Tawna Fenske

We’re all on a budget. Learn how to save money on flights to the RWA Annual Conference (or any conference or convention) using rewards programs and comparison websites like Kayak. You’ll discover how not to go broke buying conference clothing, as well as how to save on meals. As a bonus, you’ll learn how to never pay baggage fees again by using only a carry-on or two, no matter the length of your trip.


About  Jennifer Probst:

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed,  joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, Italian food, and wine—not necessarily in that order.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She is also a proud three-time RITA finalist.

She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her reader group at www.jenniferprobst.com.

About Avery Flynn:

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staff knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Connect with Avery

Instagram: @AveryFlynn https://www.instagram.com/averyflynn/

Website: http://averyflynn.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/avery-flynn

Mailing List: http://averyflynn.com/newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/averyflynn

 

About Delancey Stewart:

Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes fiction with humor, heart and heat!

Get the first book in her new sports rom-com series — MR. MATCH — absolutely free by joining her newsletter here: https://www.subscribepage.com/delanceystewart

Find her at www.delanceystewart.com and www.authordlstewart.com Facebook: www.facebook/DelanceyWrites.com and www.facebook/authorDLStewart

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