- While reading a terrific thriller by J.T. Ellison called A Deeper Darkness
- After reading about the many delicious recipes and meals described by the charming Jungle Red bloggers.
Considering time and weather, and stirring in the fact that I'm a lady who avoids HARD CORE COOKING whenever possible, I checked the fridge and pulled out this assortment:
A dab of left-over cold oatmeal with apples, made from one of those little paper packets.
Pristine container of ricotta.
Unblemished, picture-perfect banana.
Added vanilla extract, cinnamon, powdered ginger, and one lone Splenda.
Mixed sloppily with a sterling silver spoon.
J.T. and I have roots in Tennessee; she resides in Nashville and I lived in Sewanee for ten years and my maternal kinfolk all came from Knoxville. (And everyone knows how those Southern roots are!)
If that wasn't enough to bond, she and I both graduated from a college in Lynchburg, Virginia called Randolph-Macon.
I've been following this writer's progress since her first book came out.
I realized soon that she has "the gift."
She keeps my nose in the book long past bedtime.
Can we give a writer louder praise!!!
So, dear friends, try the J.T. Pudding.
And run, don't meander, to your corner bookshop to get your copy of A Deeper Darkness!!!
P.S. Although I've never met her, I naturally like J.T. Ellison – you see, one of my best friends at the above-named college was also named J.T., who became a Chemistry Professor at our college, then served for many years as Dean at Agnes Scott College in Georgia.
T.J. ( not J.T. ) Straw