an eye on the shelves because The Chef's
Choice, book #1 of the McBain's
of Grace Harbor, debuts in August 2008.
In 2006, a girlfriend
of mine got married at a little inn called the Dockside
Guest Quarters in York Harbor, Maine. It was a gorgeous, romantic
white inn set right on the water, and the minute I saw it I knew
immediately that there was a book there. Fortunately, my editor
agreed, and the McBains of Grace Harbor series was born.
I spent at the
Dockside to find out what their world is all about. To understand
the life of a chef (and, okay, to get some good cooking tips), I
spent a day with Chef Jonathan Cartwright
and his staff at the kitchen of the White
Barn Inn, a five star establishment that has some of the best
food in Maine.
with all of that information, I wrote The Chef's Choice. I sincerely
hope that it's as fun to read as it was to write.