Wednesday, October , 2019
I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen.
Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Thanks again to everyone who supported and visited my book launch for A Ghost in the Kitchen.
It’s hard to choose a category for this latest novel, or any of the stories about Pip and her friends. Above all esle, there’s whimsy. Yet there’s also the 1920s setting, mystery, food, and there’s speculative fiction or magic realism — whichever you choose to call the ghosts.
From the Renaissance to Fantasy
Two of the ghosts were inspired by real-world people in history. However, their time was long before the Roaring Twenties. One of those is pos-i-lutely potent poltergiest of the title, Maestro Martino. His real life counterpart was Martino de Rossi (or Martino of Como, or Martino de Rubeis, called Maestro Martino). That Maestro was an Italian culinary expert of the 15th-century. He was also the Western world’s first celebrity chef.
During the real Maestro’s career he was the chef at the Roman palazzo of the papal chamberlain, the Patriarch of Aquileia. That fact led me to the fantasy of my ghost’s curse. It also brought another ghost to the story, inspired by the pope of Martino de Rossi’s time. I won’t say more about that, because it might give spoilers.
Launching “A Ghost in the Kitchen” and having a book fair has been orchid! One book that I was not able to get links for in time for my launch was by Jacqui Murray. She was busy with her own launch for The Crossroads Trilogy – The Quest for Home. Click over and check out her novels set in prehistoric times.
Coming Soon in the Real World
October, 18th, I’ll be part of Teri Polen’s yearly October event, Bad Moon Rising! We’ll be chatting about all sorts of Halloween-ish things, as well as my novella, Brother Love — a Crossroad. I hope everyone will join us for the fun.
Thanks for visiting. Ya’ll are pos-i-lutely the cat’s pajamas!
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