• Cookies,  Kitchensmack,  Recipes

    Kitchen Smack: Christmas Crack

    Another great gift for the foodie in your life in Christmas Crack in little mason jars. Decorate the jar in holiday colors and they not only look pretty, but they keep the candy fresh, and man oh man, the aroma you get when you open the jar…. This recipe is courtesy of The Country Cook. Print Christmas Crack Ingredients 40 saltine crackers (1 sleeve) 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks) 1 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips nuts or sprinkles for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 400f degrees. Line cookie sheet with nonstick aluminum foil (or use regular foil…

  • Author Blog

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Most Important Post Ever

    Roll call!! Clashes cymbals together. Do I have your attention now? I have NEWS. Good news. Fantastic news. News that makes me all tingly inside. News worth getting giddy over. Elven Games is delayed. No, that’s not a misprint. You read that right. “But that’s not good news, Stephanie,” you’re saying. Oh, but it is! It really, really is! You see, Santa came early this year. All I wanted was a publishing deal with a great small press, someone to whom I could just send my work and that was it. They do everything else. And he granted my wish… They are publishing the entire Destiny Defined series and THAT…

  • Master Class

    Master Class: Peculiar and Alert

    The Master Class writing prompt. One line feeds your imagination. Welcome to class. I am your jolly writing prompt host, Professor Ayers. Each Monday, I will share a new writing prompt based on a line from a book. Just one line to feed your imagination. Can you move to the head of the class? Join Tara Roberts and Frank Montellano at the head of the class. Your instructions: You do not have to use the line in your story, but the idea based on the prompt should be clear. Prompt responses should be 200-1000 words, but any length is welcome. Please share the link back to the prompt (and this…