Do you guys cook? I don’t really, though I’ve learned to enjoy it over this past year. I was in the mood for “real food” tonight and was going to make a Rachael Ray recipe, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. So I threw something together, we’ll call it Candy’s chicken surprise, and it came out pretty good. Potatoes, chicken, broccoli (I just spelled broccoli right for the first time in my life. Look, I did it again!), all in a pan with a ton of cheese and loads of spices. Hard to go wrong.

But when you think about it, that’s how books work too. You have a basic recipe, but it’s the surprises that we all enjoy so much. The hint of spices here and there, and then that bite of pure bliss when everything comes together. A great book is one that takes you down a road you never expected and gives you good bites all along the way. :-)

So do you guys have big plans for the weekend? I have a booksigning at 7 p.m. in Denton on Saturday night. I’m not really sure why it’s so late in the day, but if you are around, please come by and say hello.

I plan to read and do some research for the new project. It’s top secret or I’d ask for your help. :-)

Oh, make sure you check out keyword: candy for my movie reviews. We should have the page updated tomorrow.


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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