Monday, November 9, 2015

October Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

October Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

October is over and November moved in.  I had a good month of October.  The weather was joyful and I was able to take my dog to the dog park several times and hike in the woods by our house.  My dog, Titus, had surgery in March and he is finally healed enough that he can run and walk long distances.   It has been wonderful.  The first quarter of the school is over already. I'm planning a trip to Spain and Morocco with my students in June and I'm super excited for this.  I love traveling so much.

Another thing I really love is food.  I am an adventurous eater for sure and J. Ryan Stradal, the October Minnesota Author in the Spotlight has written an awesome novel for people who love great characters, good storytelling and food.

If you would like to win a copy of Kitchens of the Great Midwest enter here: Kitchens of the Great Midwest Giveaway
Hurry it ends at midnight eastern time.

Please check out my book review of Kitchen of the Great Midwest.  Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a delicious book full of wonderful food and recipes and dinner parties.  The food is Midwestern favorites, State Fair bake-offs and your mouth is going to water. Stradal's book is a well written novel about midwestern characters that grab your heart or make you want to punch them in the face. Welcome to Minnesota nice (which really means passive-aggressive)

Kitchens of the Great Midwest Book Review

Next check out J. Ryan's Author Interview.  J. Ryan is the Minnesota Author in the Spotlight here on Booksnob for the scary month of October and he has written a delicious book called Kitchens of the Great Midwest and it really, really good and you are going to love it.  I had the chance to ask J. Ryan some questions during his busy book tour, about his book, his life and his love of food and books.

J. Ryan Stradal Author Interview

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet J. Ryan Stradal and that he agreed to be featured on BookSnob.  I cannot wait to read what he writes next and I hope we can work together in the future.  I hope you get a chance to read J. Ryan's book and check out his website at

Have a great reading month.