So, I’m so excited I might burst! I just signed the contract for my first book deal! (Can you see me glowing from there?)
Here’s the scoop.
The working title is Slushed: From Frozen Gin Fizz to Watermelon Margarita Sorbet—150 Icy Treats for the Coolest Happy Hour Ever.
The book will be a collection of easy-to-make, booze-infused frozen desserts (everything from pops to ice cream and frozen cocktails). It’s scheduled to be published in the Spring of 2012.
If you know me, you probably know that I make a lot of ice cream. You probably also know I shake up my fair share of cocktails—and I’m no stranger to booze-ifying my recipes (hello, Drunken Coffee Jello Squares).
Spiked, frozen desserts are right up my alley.
I’m working with Adams Media, a non-fiction publisher that prints over 300 books a year, including the Everything series, Why Men Love Bitches (which has sold over 1 million copies…holy cow, right?), and The New York Times Bestseller, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.
The deadline is pretty aggressive, so if you’re looking for me this summer, I’ll be in my kitchen commanding a small fleet of ice cream makers—writing recipes and shooting all the photography.
By the way, if you live in Salem, you’re hereby deputized as an Official Hungry Mouse Tester. You guys are generally a pretty thirsty bunch, so I’m guessing you might not mind.
Stay tuned for more news and recipes. It’s going to be a wild summer.
Talk to you soon!