Looking up at the calendar, I realized it’s been a year since publishing my cookbook Serve and Savor, once again reminded how quickly the ticks of the clock can pass. I wanted to take the time to say thank you. Your support in buying the book and telling your friends about it has been tremendously rewarding. I am grateful all the way down where my rainbows are (this is how our youngest described her deepest joys).
How do I know you told your friends? Because life is crazy and you meet people in the strangest ways that make the world seem to shrink before your very eyes. Grocery stores, airports, holiday parties, random Facebook friend requests … these chance meetings have been sprinkled along the tiresome road of post-publishing marketing and have meant more than you can imagine (the self-doubt is relentless).
One such meeting was at a Farm Stand event hosted by Ranch Foods Direct to promote local vendors and products. I was there grilling samples of tri-tip steak with my Smoked Chile Steak Rub to promote my cookbook and rubs. A gal stopped by to look over my table and when she read the name on my book cover, she said, “Oh, I’ve heard of her!” In my stunned surprise, I responded, “You mean, you’ve heard of me?” Classy, I know.
She went on to tell me how she was in a bible study with two friends of mine and had heard so many great things about me and my cooking. It was such a treat to meet her, I don’t think my feet touched the ground the rest of the day.
So, again, thank you for encouraging me, buying my book, coming to classes, joining me on social media, and sending me foodie texts and emails of what you’re cooking—You’re the absolute best!