Monday, September 26, 2016

Would you rather...with Louise Miller

Please welcome Louise Miller, author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living.

Louise Miller:


Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef living in Boston, MA. Her debut novel THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking) is both an IndieNext and Library Reads August 2016 choice. She is an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of old dogs.

August, 2016

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Would You Rather... 
with Louise Miller

Chips, chocolate or cheese?

Chips. Always chips. For a pastry chef, I have a terrible salt tooth.

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Bridget Jones, of course. She and my protagonist Olivia Langford share the same editor!

Wine, beer or vodka?

Beer, Belgian-style.

Camping or spa vacation?

When I was younger the answer would have been camping, but I have to admit I love to be taken care of…can the spa be in the mountains?

Water or mountains?

Gosh, I love both. But if I have to choose, I will say mountains.

Zombies or vampires?

Ha! Vampires, because they have agency.

Dogs or cats?

Dogs. But don’t tell my two cats.

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke. Diet. From a fountain.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

Dine out or take away?

I love to dine out.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?

Sneakers—I love to walk everywhere.

Physical Book or ebook?

Physical book. I love the feel of a book in my hands. And I love book design—the cover, the type, the layout—all of it!

Paperback or Hardcover?

I always buy hardcovers of debut novels and of novels written by my most favorite authors, but I do love the lighter weight of a paperback.

Pen or pencil?

Pen. Extra fine point always.

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Downton Abbey.

Drama or comedy?

I can’t chose! My favorite stories have both.

Twilight or Hunger Games?

Hunger Games

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?


Facebook or Twiter?

But they are so different! I would have to pick Facebook because that is where my family and friends are, but I LOVE Twitter.

Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

I wish I were a plotter, but I am a “I can’t wait to see what happens next” kind of writer.

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambĂ©ed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts.

Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest.

With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy  comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought.

But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.

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1 comment:

  1. I love it! We had a lot of the same answers like dogs and beer and chapstick. How could you NOT love a story that starts out with the protagonist accidentally setting fire to the building she works in? Good luck, Louise!



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