Saturday, 3 October 2015

We'd Rather Be Writing! (than cooking, ironing, cleaning...)

I am very happy and proud to be one of the 88 authors included in this great book!

WE'D RATHER BE WRITING is a cookbook with a difference and is now available for pre-order from 

Have you ever wished you could find more time to do the things you want to do, rather than just doing the things you have to do? Most authors juggle day jobs and family responsibilities along with their writing. Because they need to find time to write, they look for ways to save time in other aspects of their lives.

Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll find easy, nutritious recipes for meat, poultry, pasta, soup, stew, chili, and vegetarian meals. All of the recipes require a minimum of prep time, freeing you up to read, exercise, garden, craft, write, spend more time with family, or whatever.

Within the pages of We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll be introduced to authors who write a wide range of fiction—everything from mystery to romance to speculative fiction to books for children, young adults, and new adults—and some who write nonfiction. Some of the authors write sweet; others write steamy. Some write cozy; others write tense thrillers.

Some are debut authors with only one published book; others are multi-published and have had long publishing careers. Some are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who may or may not be familiar to you, but being a bestselling author doesn’t mean they still don’t have to juggle their day job along with their writing.

The authors who contributed to this book are a rather creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to carving out time from their busy lives. So in addition to timesaving recipes, within the pages of this book you’ll find timesaving and organizational tips for other aspects of your life. And if you happen to be a writer, you’ll also find a plethora of great ideas to help you organize your writing life.

 I hope you will enjoy this book! I know I am looking forward to learning great time-saving tips and discovering delicious new recipes.



  1. This sounds fantastic, Marie. I love cookery books to begin with, but one with timesaving and organisational tips too... I definitely need that x

    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment, Suzie. I can't wait to read the book either and discover plenty of tips and recipes.

  2. Hi Marie, I'm also thrilled to be one of the contributors. Looking forward to trying all those wonderful recipes. Joanne :)

    1. Hello Joanne and thank you for your comment. It's lovely to meet you. I am really looking forward to all the recipes and time-saving tips.