Stories to Love

54. Contemporary world building and food as theme with author Amy E. Reichert

December 09, 2022
Stories to Love
54. Contemporary world building and food as theme with author Amy E. Reichert
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 54 of the Stories to Love podcast. My guest today is author Amy E. Reichert.

Amy E. Reichert, author of six novels, loves to write stories that end well with characters you’d invite to dinner. Her writing has been called “Charming,” by People, a “Book you won’t be able to put down,” by Cosmopolitan, “This will give you more fuzzy feelings than you can count,” by Redbook, and “Light, funny, and easily digestible…worthy of second helpings,” by Real Simple

Amy earned her MA in English Literature, honed her writing and editing skills as a technical writer for many years, and now serves on her library’s board of directors. She’s a wife, mom, amateur chef, volunteer baby snuggler, and cider enthusiast.

In this episode, we talk about her most recent release, ONCE UPON A DECEMBER, and her world building of the Julemarked. Contemporary world building is so interesting to me, and you’ll listen to me come right back to the details on how she created this magical Christmas market. We also talked about the journey of her writing that incorporated more and more magic, using food as part of the theme, and the challenge of writing a romance between two nice people.

Amy and I have been friends for a long time, and I loved chatting with her. And, as a follow up—you will be glad to know that Amy has her Kringle recipe up on her website!

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Links discussed:
O&H bakery in Rancine
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone
Steering the Craft Ursula K Le Guin
The Chosen Ones Veronica Roth

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