Friday, May 18, 2012

The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook

The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook by
Christy Dorrity

Deirdra:  What makes you passionate about writing?
Christy: I love creating something that has never been expressed before.  There’s a great feeling when you can teach a reader a new idea or touch them with emotion.

Deirdra: What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?
Christy:The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook began as a small pet project and grew into something larger. It’s a fun way to connect with other bloggers and author.

Deirdra: When did you write your first book and how old were you?
Christy:I entered many writing contests as a child and filled pages and pages of notebooks with stories. I assure you that you don’t want to know how my story about the Donner/Reed party ended!

Deirdra: What books have most influenced your life?
Christy:Some of my favorites are To Kill a Mockingbird, Man’s Search for Meaning, A Wrinkle in Time, The Book of Mormon, and Anne of Green Gables.

Deirdra:  What is your writing schedule like?
Christy: I write between 1-3 pm while the older kiddos are in school and my preschoolers nap.

Deirdra: What do you do to relax and unwind?
Christy: I read.:)

Deirdra:  Where do your ideas come from?  How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
Christy: If I am passionate about something it will show in my writing. Then I know that others will want to read about it too.

Deirdra:  What do you hope readers will get from your books? 
Christy: There are so many great books out there and book bloggers are a valuable resource for readers. The Book Blogger’s Cookbooks help connect readers to book bloggers.

Deirdra: Do you need absolute quiet to write? Do you listen to music when you are writing?
Christy: I listen to John Schmidt.

Deirdra:  Besides writing what other talents or hobbies do you have?
Christy: I Irish dance competitively, read, cook and spend time with my hubby and five kiddos.

Deirdra:  What are you working on now?
Christy: I am always working on next year’s cookbook.  Besides the cookbook, I am working on a non-fiction book about Irish dance, a chick lit, and a YA urban fantasy.

Deirdra:  Are you planning on self-publishing, finding and agent, going with a small press or other? And why?
Christy: Both.  It depends on the book.  The cookbooks are ebooks by nature. 

Deirdra: Where can readers go to find your books and order them?
Christy: The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook is available on Amazon.


  1. Great book, thanks!
    barbarapalermo at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog today Deirdra!

  3. What a cute idea for a book!


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