I'd like to take a moment and share something new I've just discovered as a first time author-- a positive mention in the Sunday New York Times Book Review -- certainly a nice acknowledgment and mammoth nod.
Here is today's mention in Paperback Row for my book, Mediterranean Summer:
"An American chef takes a job on a yacht, cooking for its prominent Italian owners and their guests, in this escapist memoir that comes with recipes and, Janet Maslin wrote in The Times, 'its own sea breeze.'"
There were many intentions in the writing of the book as to whom and what to write about and one of the biggest goals was to depict in a tasteful, safe, and honorable way the world of yachting, the summer scene in the Mediterranean, cooking at sea, as well as a story about stepping up and taking ownership ofsomething. The season on the yacht was my first true chef's job and opportunity to learn what the title really means.
Today's New York Times adds a nice touch of annointment to the objective and these fifteen quality minutes make years in the writing worth it!
Causes David Shalleck Supports
Meals on Wheels Save the Tiger Fund Mediterranean Mark Any that support reading for children