I woke up with a head cold. It’s March. What’s that about? My throat feels like I’m swallowing glass. A little fever. I must get well overnight as tomorrow is Rosemary’s (Prom Dates from Hell) very first booksigning and I’m not missing it. I may have to stand in a corner with a mask, but I’m not missing it. :-)

So cold remedies… What do you do to knock them out fast?

And comfort foods? (Though I’m trying to be good about that)


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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  1. You know what works for me? The Nyquil, Dayquil combination. You take the Nyquil tonight and the Dayquil during the day. Surprisingly effective. I have made it through many a long back to back meeting day using them.

    Feel better, Candy. I hope to see you tomorrow. My daughter is looking forward to buying Rosemary’s book.

    BTW, my 17 year old is reading Charmed and Dangerous. I hope I get it back!!!

  2. Chicken porridge.

    For quick chicken porridge:

    Heat chicken broth. Add salt to taste (remember that the addition of rice and your head cold will make it taste less salty).

    Add as much cooked rice as you think you can finish.

    Cook until the grains of rice break up. You may add an egg if you wish.

    Serve with sliced spring onions on top.

  3. Potato Soup! Definite comfort food (potatos, ham, cheese, butter, carrots, half and half and milk) but won’t help you get well faster. Drink lots of water. Hope to see you this afternoon! I’ve already warned the kids but they’ll probably stay in Gamestop the whole time :)

  4. When I was sick, I doped up with NyQuil and slept for 20 hours. It helped. :)

    And the booksigning was fun and the book was TOTALLY AWESOME. I couldn’t put it down. You were so right! :)

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