Today is launch day for the new blog. The Lightfoot Chronicles features Katie Lightfoot: new witch, professional baker, recent transplant to Savannah, Georgia, and the amateur sleuth in the Magical Bakery Mysteries that I’m writing as Bailey Cates.
The first book in the series, Brownies and Broomsticks, doesn’t release until May 1, 2012, but I wanted to start the blog early to let people know a bit about Katie and her cohorts. Twice a week she’ll be sharing bits and pieces about what she’s learning as a newbie hedgewitch, tips and hints on baking, herbs and gardening, and maybe even a few recipes – for tasty treats, magic, or a combination of the two. Her witchy mentors will also stop by on occasion.
It’s good to start things on a Monday, but there are other reasons why The Lightfoot Chronicles is hitting the ether today. Katie details those reasons in her first post, and they also apply to the launch of the new dual Cricket/Bailey website designed by Bizango Websites for Writers. They did a fantastic job interpreting and implementing what I wanted. Take a look and let me know what you think!
Lastly, the dual website no longer contains the recipes from the Home Crafting Mysteries. However, you might have noticed that I’ve added a new Recipes From the Books page to this blog (see above, next to Home). Those are only the recipes that actually appear in the back of the books. Unfortunately, not all the Home Crafting Mysteries had room for recipes. #6, Deadly Row to Hoe will, however.
And when the first Magical Bakery Mystery comes out in a few months, the recipes in the back of that book will get their own page on The Lightfoot Chronicles.
What? Of course those have recipes, too!