Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cooking the Books by Bonnie S. Calhoun

I am so proud to be part of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance team of book lovers; and I am especially excited to share a bit about Cooking the Books by Bonnie S. Calhoun the founder and CEO of the CFBA.

Heroine, Sloane Templeton, is a savvy Cyber Crimes Unit operative turned Brooklyn bookstore owner .  Her one flaw is her lousy track record with men.   Sloane also attracts trouble like honey attracts flies ( I guess that makes two flaws).  So it stands to reason that drastic and- as it turns out- often hilarious measures must be taken.  One of my favorite scenes in the book is when a group of shop owners- Sloane included- takes the Senior Center's van to go to the shooting range for some target practice.  So funny,  I laugh just thinking about it.

Bonnie writes characters overflowing with warmth, wit, and a dash of wisdom... the good ones anyway!  The bad guys are downright nasty.
This book gave me a kind of Steel Magnolias meets Alexander Mccall Smith's No.1 Ladies Detective Agency feel.

One thing's for sure- the neighborhood will never be the same!
Please read on for more information about Cooking the Books.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Cooking The Books
Abingdon Press (April 2012)
Bonnie S. Calhoun


As the Owner/Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Bonnie has helped use the 220+ blogs of the Alliance to promote many titles on the Christian bestseller list. She also owns and publishes the Christian Fiction Online magazine which is devoted to readers and writers of Christian fiction. She is the Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). At ACFW she was named the ‘Mentor of the Year,’ for 2011, and she is the current President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network. Bonnie is also the Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.

In her spare time she is an avid social media junkie, and teaches Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and HTML as recreational occupations. She also has a novel coming out in the Abingdon Quilts of Love series. Her novel Pieces of the Heart will publish August of 2013.

Bonnie and her husband Bob live in a log cabin on 15 acres in upstate area of Binghamton, New York with a dog and cat who consider the humans as wait-staff.


After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Cooking The Books, go HERE.

Watch the book video:

If you'd like to read interviews with Bonnie, try these:
Everbody Needs A Little Romance
A Christian Writers World
Novel Rocket
ACFW - Fiction Finder


Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thank you for having me on your blog.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Bonnie, it was my pleasure to read and review your awesome book!