September 22, 2014

Grandma's Brownie Recipe in Bake, Love, Write

When Lois Winston invited a bunch of us other authors to contribute to her dessert cookbook, the first thing that hit my mind was that I should share my grandma's family recipe for brownies.

Now, I don't want you to worry that this is Kat's disastrous recipe from Over the Edge (I wouldn't do that to you). It's the real deal. Decadent old-fashioned chocolate brownies.

Oh, and if you're hoping for a low-calorie version, this tip  is a must: cut them into tiny pieces. Hee-hee!

This photo is of brownies my husband made. He added raisins instead of nuts. I'm eating one right now. Yum!

Don't you just want to bake some, too? :) The recipe is in here:

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September 04, 2014

Release Day! A Gift for Chloe

This just never gets old: Woo-hoo, it's another release day! Yep, little wee A Gift for Chloe is out in the world for real. I'm so proud. Can you tell?

If you haven't heard yet, this is a super-short, shorty-short story. Like, 5 pages. Seriously, you could finish it off on your coffee break at work. And it's free. (Really. I wouldn't kid about that.) So for those of you who like happy endings, may I present to you...

Press Release
A Gift for Chloe
Susan Lohrer

Available from 5 Prince Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 4, 2014
Digital ISBN-10:1631120662 ISBN-13:978-1-63112-066-4-ONLY Perma FREE
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A Gift for Chloe

Her carefully ordered world is turning upside down…

Linda is the one who holds her family together. She’s an absolute rock—at least, she was until her daughter announced her pregnancy (wait, isn’t 40 way too young to become a grandmother?) and delivered the news that the baby has Down syndrome.

Now she finds herself standing in the middle of a bookstore, floundering to regain her equilibrium as her carefully ordered world tumbles willy-nilly around her. Instead of making a relatively simple decision about which book to buy, she’s spent an hour waffling between two titles and trying (and failing) to come to grips with this new reality she hasn’t had nearly enough chance to prepare for. It’s not that she hasn’t already fallen head over heels in love with baby Chloe, but this is something she’s not equipped to handle—she can’t even choose a self-help book on the subject, for goodness’ sake.

Her friends and the medical professionals blithely insist she’ll forget all about special needs the moment she sees her grandchild for the first time. Even the too-good-to-be-true, optimistic fellow customer she encounters in the aisle of the bookstore seems to think she’s worried over nothing.

This handsome stranger is obviously compassionate and knows a lot about Downs, but Linda is in no way interested in striking up a conversation with him, let alone a friendship, no matter how intriguing he is… until he performs a random act of kindness she can’t ignore.

About me (in case you were wondering):
Susan Lohrer grew up in more towns in western Canada than she has fingers to count them on. She currently lives in southern BC with her husband of more than two decades, their two teenagers who are still at home, three dogs, and far more aquariums than a reasonable household should contain. She believes life is always better with a healthy dose of humor.

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