I'm thrilled that my book, Land of Spice and Heat, a Fulbright Scholar's Sri Lankan Adventure has been printed! I received the author proof copy in the mail yesterday and read it in one day. Thankfully, it is an easy, informative read and I hope you, my reader, feel the same way.
The cover design shows a photo that I captured during a cooking class near Galle in Sri Lanka. I'm especially excited about the design because it was completely my creation. I even think the title fell into place once I decided on the photo because I had several choices. James and I don't have children yet but I can imagine that choosing the title of a book is in a very small scale, sort of like naming a child. It was a difficult decision but one I'm happy with.
My next book project centers around cooking classes that I've been fortunate to take all over the world. Each one taught me something about cuisine and also about life. I'm gathering energy and inspiration to get started and to stay disciplined while writing.