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Jael McHenry
Jael is an enthusiastic amateur cook and the author of the novel THE KITCHEN DAUGHTER.
Interests: cooking, writing, writing about cooking
Recent Activity
The lovely Amy Sue Nathan recently interviewed me at her (just-turned-one!) blog, Women's Fiction Writers, talking about the paperback launch of The Kitchen Daughter and some other things I've got going on. Like the particular type of baking that involves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
Once more, I'm taking the Kitchen Daughter show on the road... I'll be appearing this weekend in Charlottesville at the Virginia Festival of the Book. So excited about this! I've never really been to a book festival on this scale,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
Wanted to point you toward a couple of recent pieces of mine -- not food-related, but writing-related. One's a little silly and one's more serious. Silly first! On Intrepid Media I guessed at a few ways the TV networks might... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
One of the most surprising and wonderful things about the publication process of The Kitchen Daughter has been the international editions. I had never really thought about seeing the book translated into other languages, and being sold in other countries... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
Just two weeks until my appearance in Philly with the lovely Sarah McCoy! We'll be talking about our books The Kitchen Daughter and The Baker's Daughter at The Spiral Bookcase. It's been ages since I've been to Manayunk so I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
This isn't a usual post, but this isn't a usual week. Right now I'm mourning the sudden loss of a great friend. Russ Carr was a designer, writer, family man, and not incidentally, a really awesome cook. We miss him... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
The very kind Marilyn Brant included The Kitchen Daughter in a recent spotlight post at Magical Musings -- thanks, Marilyn! The other two are Sarah McCoy's The Baker's Daughter and Kristina McMorris's The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, both definitely worth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
It may not have snowed much in our part of New York this year, but there have been some pretty darn cold days -- and nights. And on those cold nights, there's nothing I crave as much as a simple... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
When The Kitchen Daughter came out in hardcover last year, one of my favorite events was a Saturday afternoon visit to One More Page, a fabulous new independent bookstore in Arlington, VA. Not only do they sell an excellent collection... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
2012 is coming out of the gate fast and furious! If you're still hunting about for a New Year's resolution, or at least a goal for the year, I've got one big recommendation in my latest piece on Intrepid Media.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
Happy New Year! Kicking off 2012 with the usual flurry of words and food, but haven't been taking a lot of pictures, so today let's focus on the words. I've got a new post up at Writer Unboxed about finding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at the SIMMER blog
Yep, today's the day! The Kitchen Daughter is now available in paperback. So you can get it for a holiday gift in hardcover, paperback, or e-book, as you choose! Like the hardcover, the paperback is available at Barnes & Noble,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Sorry it's been quiet around here lately -- ironically, it's because there's too much happening! Tomorrow is a big day here, with The Kitchen Daughter coming out in paperback and my e-short story Croquembouche also launching. And having just moved... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Fun activity for a good cause taking place tonight on Twitter -- LitChat is hosting the Books Are Great Gifts auction as a literacy fundraiser. So you can bid on great books, and then give them as gifts. (Or, of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Hello, blog readers! It's a pretty hectic December here -- more on that soon -- but I wanted to point you to a couple of pieces of writing that are new on the web this week: 40 weeks of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
So I recently spent three days in Ashevile, North Carolina, and I came back STUFFED. Ahhh, what incredible food. And I should have expected it -- I was there with the Eat Write Retreat folks, and knowing how very very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Today's the day! The first of the foreign translations of The Kitchen Daughter is coming out, and given the importance of Italian food in the storyline, it seems very fitting that the very first one should be Italian. They've given... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Ooh, I do love a big reveal... and here's one for today! We have an official cover for the upcoming paperback edition of The Kitchen Daughter: Very different from the hardcover, clearly -- it's a much warmer feeling, and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Busy week this week! I'm preparing for the awesome Eat Write Retreat Destination Learning event in Asheville, which starts Friday. And since it's the beginning of the month, I've got a couple of new pieces up at my usual haunts:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Yes, November is National Novel Writing Month! I'm not participating officially this year -- I'm deep into the editing process on my current project, and NaNoWriMo involves starting a fresh draft from scratch -- but I'm definitely cheering on some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
Had a wonderful, wonderful time in East Tennessee (Knoxville, Sweetwater, Kingston & Ten Mile) on my Kitchen Daughter trip -- and now I'm off again! This time to a writers' retreat all the way on the West Coast. The timing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at the SIMMER blog
I have a recipe problem. The problem is this: I read so many food blogs and magazines that I will often suddenly be struck with the desire to make a particular dish, realize that I read a recipe for it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at the SIMMER blog