Monday, July 25, 2011

Author Liz Fichera talks books and sugar cravings

Books, Sugar Cravings, and Counting Calories—Oh, My!

Lisa, thank you so much for inviting me to participate in the Sizzling Summer Extravaganza.  And where I live in Arizona, that’s a capital “S” for Sizzling.  I don’t think it’s been below 105 degrees for the last month so I’m all for a blog diversion like this one where it’s nice and cool.

I wanted to talk about sweet things today—and by sweet, I’m talking those delicious baked goods with powdered sugar, sprinkles, chocolate, even fresh fruit (as long as there’s sugar somewhere in the vicinity).  Now I know everyone is paranoid these days about consuming too much sugar and flour but, gawd, I have a serious sweet tooth.  It’s the little things, folks.  Whenever I’m writing or reading, I need to have something sweet close by.  I’m rather hooked on those sugar chippers at Paradise Bakery, especially the ones that come with pink or green sprinkles.  And if I’m feeling industrious, I love to bake raspberry scones.  Raspberry scones are perfect with coffee or tea whenever I’m buried in a great book. 

So it’s no wonder that raspberry scones feature prominently in my latest release, CRAVING PERFECT.  While CRAVING PERFECT is in no way autobiographical, my heroine adores raspberry scones. 
What’s your favorite sweet or snack?  Do you prefer salty or sweet when you reach for something delish to nosh on?

Liz’s bio:
Liz is an author from the American Southwest.  She writes commercial fiction and young adult novels but mostly she writes stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things.  When she’s not plotting her next novel, she loves to hike and run in the desert, mostly to balance out her daily chocolate intake.  Her latest novel CRAVING PERFECT released on July 25 from Carina Press.  She is also the author of CAPTIVE SPIRIT (2010) and the upcoming HOOKED (Harlequin Teen, 2013).  Don't hesitate to drop by her web site or blog to connect.
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Susan Kaye Quinn said...

The book sounds sweetly delicious! And I have a serious scone addiction, abetted by my local Starbucks.

Best of luck with all of your writing! (And staying cool.) :)

Liz Fichera said...

Thanks again, Lisa, for inviting me to blog party!

@Susan: Starbucks was taking too much out of my wallet every month. I finally had to invest in a coffee maker. Now I have hazelnut coffee every afternoon at home. Once a week, I head out to Paradise Bakery or a coffe shop for a change of scenery and free airconditioning (and something sweet to nosh on, of course).

Lisa said...

Glad to have you here, Liz!

I miss coffee and sweets! I've been doing P90X, so all the yummy stuff I love to eat is off limits. Boo!!

Judy said...

My craving is Chocolate. I try not to eat too much, but I keep small pieces to nimble on. My favorite coffee is Hazelnut, so I had my family get me a Keurig for my birthday last year. Love it, can get any flavor, my hubby even loves it!!

Your book really looks good!!


Liz Fichera said...

@Lisa, not have coffee?! I think I would die. Seriously. Good luck with the P90X!

@Judy: You and me, both. I LOVE chocolate. It is my weakness (after coffee). I don't go a week without a chocolate something.

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh, a raspberry scone would be SO good w/ my coffee right now. But I'm a chocolate girl, like you---if chocolate is an option why pick anything else? I've become a big fan of dark chocolate.

Still love that book cover!

inga said...

This is fun! Well, I prefer actually salty snacks, but I also adore... chocolate! you post made me craving chocolate, but I don't have any at home. :)

Thanks for the post and giveaway!

inga from

Robin said...

I prefer sweet! A scone, or coffeecake, or chocolate... Thanks for the fun post and giveaway!

Robin D
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