Carole Fowkes

Mysterious Tales from a Food Loving Author

Put Down that Weapon and Grab a Fork

November 9th, 2015

Carole Fowkes' cheesecake

Carole Fowkes’ Yummy chocolate cheesecake

Food and murder. Is there a connection?

Reading many cozy mysteries you would think so, since they often feature food along with a homicide or two. They do seem to go well together. Some say it’s the idea of danger embodied by the gleam of a butcher knife or the smell of gun powder, placed alongside the comfort and pleasure of eating.

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Carole Fowkes Blog

October 18th, 2015

For years, I was a fantasy writer. No, I didn’t write fantasy, I fantasized I was a writer. It was the same every time. I’d begin to write, discouragement would set in, and the story would lie there, unfinished.  My excuses got better and more imaginative, but my stories never got completed.

Some years passed until I decided to enroll in an introductory writing class and stuck with it.  Words came together in a cohesive way, exciting me and entertaining others. I discovered a fascination with unusual characters and, at times, even more bizarre situations. And because of my love for cooking and most of all eating, I included food scenes in all my stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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