Recipes – Eat My Words!
Before I began writing The Crossings I spent many hours doing research so that it would be as historically accurate as possible. It was important to the story, as the economic hardships endured were a major influence on everything that occurred in that period. I wanted the readers to know what life was like when my father Georgie, the main character, was growing up in the 1930s. I read books, scoured the internet, looked at old photos, recalled stories my father told of Latonia and the L&N railroad, New Orleans, and the Mardi Gras especially. I learned a lot of interesting things that my readers may also enjoy.
Red Beans and Rice
Throughout The Crossings, food dishes are mentioned a number of times. As they say, "you are what you eat," so food references help bring the characters to life as well as give the reader a snapshot of their culture. I hope you enjoy these "extras" that all had an influence in my writing. Bon Appetit!
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