A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle (Author Q&A and Giveaway)

Today on Traveling With T, I have an Author Q&A with Kate Carlisle and a giveaway of her latest book, A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY (June 4th). Take some time, read the Q&A and then enter the giveaway!

kate-carlisle-bookshelf-webKate Carlisle, author of the Bibliophile Mystery series, says that a life-long love of books lead her to the writing of the Bibliophile Mystery series. To find out more about Kate, visit her website or her About Me page. To connect with Kate, check out her Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest pages. To see the list of Bibliophile mystery books, visit her Books page.

To buy A Cookbook Conspiracy, visit Amazon, Indiebound or Barnes and Noble.

To read an excerpt of  A Cookbook Conspiracy, read HERE.


Author Q&A with Kate Carlisle:


1.     What drew you to writing cozy mysteries? What inspired you to write the Bibliophile mysteries?

I’ve always loved to read mystery series, where you really get to know the characters. After the first book, they feel like friends, so it’s a reunion and a celebration when the next book in the series comes out. I love that the culprit is always caught, I love the humor in the genre and the fact that the violence is not the sort of gore you get in thriller novels.

 My tagline is “Smart. Funny. Murder.” and I think that really captures the feeling I so love when reading – and writing – cozy mysteries.

 As for what inspired me to write the Bibliophile Mysteries, book binding has been a hobby of mine for many years.  I try to take at least a couple of classes in book arts every year. The process of restoring well-loved books has always fascinated me. I wanted to write a book series that centered around books in a different way than any other author had done. And so Brooklyn Wainwright, world-class bookbinder, came to be.

 In each Bibliophile Mystery, Brooklyn is asked to restore a different rare book. She can bring any book back to life. Sadly, she doesn’t have the same power to revive the murder victims she finds. Somehow, their death is linked to the book she’s restoring, and Brooklyn is doggedly determined to bring the killer to justice.

 2.     Do you have a favorite character in your series? A character that is fun to write?

I adore so many of the characters, it’s hard to choose just one! I love writing Derek Stone, Brooklyn’s love interest. Derek is a British security expert – like James Bond, but without the license to kill and without the fear of commitment. He’s smooth, sexy, and he has an edge of danger that I personally find irresistible. So does Brooklyn!

 I also love writing Brooklyn’s parents. Jim and Becky Wainwright followed the Grateful Dead on tour for years and named their six kids after the place each was conceived. When they got off the road, they raised their kids on a wine country commune. Through hard work and smarts, they helped the commune thrive, so that now all its members have beautiful homes and plenty of cash.

 In A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY, the character I really enjoyed getting to know better was Brooklyn’s sister Savannah. Savannah is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef who specializes in vegetarian cuisine with gourmet flair. When Savannah is discovered over her ex-boyfriend’s dead body with a bloody knife in her hand, Brooklyn knows instantly that she must prove her sister’s innocence. But it won’t be easy – there are so many people with a grudge against the obnoxious celebrity chef, that Brooklyn will have a tough time figuring out which one took that final, irreversible step. All she knows is that it wasn’t her sister.

** For the giveaway- please make a comment and leave your email address (you may use the AT and DOT to help prevent spam).  The giveaway will end Monday night, 11:59pmEST. A winner will be randomly selected from the eligible entries (Sorry! US Only)

While, it will not add extra chances to your potential of winning- I do hope that you’ll consider either following the blog or “liking” me on Facebook- that would be the extra sprinkles on my ice cream sundae of a day 🙂

62 thoughts on “A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle (Author Q&A and Giveaway)

  1. Let’s try this again… (wordpress problems… or rather, my memory problems, since I couldn’t remember my wordpress password.)

    Thank you so much for hosting me here today on A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY Eve! 🙂 After all this waiting, my new book is finally coming out tomorrow. (Eep. Suddenly awash in nerves. Trying not to think about it.)

    I’ve added your Facebook page to my Facebook page’s favorites.

    • You are so welcome, Kate! I’m glad to be a part of the tour blog/giveaway!

      Thank you (re: the facebook page)- that is so nice of you!

      I hope you have a very successful blog tour/giveaway through Cozy Mystery Reviews and that A Cookbook Conspiracy is quite a success!

  2. I loved the book and meeting the characters. Thank you so much for the book that you gave to me in a previous giveaway. A very fun book! I will definitely be looking for more of the books in the series. ElaineE246 at msn dot com.

    • Thanks Elaine! Good luck! If you like cozy mystery books, keep an eye on my blog- I read and review for a great website- Cozy Mystery Reviews and sometimes get to host great giveaways (as you are seeing today!)

    • Thanks, Elaine! You’ve been the most fun winner ever! Your enthusiasm for A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY means the world to me. I’m thrilled that you loved it, and I really appreciate you helping to get the word out.

  3. Christine Jensen says:

    Sounds like a fun new Cozy Mystery! I would love to be entered to win 🙂

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  4. Stacie Amelotte says:

    This is one of my favorite series. Looking forward to the new release. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed 🙂


  5. Barbara Thompson says:

    I love to read about the authors. I want to read this book. Sounds great. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  6. this cover is GORGEOUS!!!! yes, i judge books by their covers; in fact, that is how i discovered Cozies!!! LOL!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!!


      The Kate Carlisle A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY giveaway is now closed. Any attempted entries after my comment will not be considered (sorry!)
      Tomorrow, I will enter all the entries and then randomly select a winner. The winner will be notified by email and I’ll also post the winner here. Thank you for your interest in the Kate Carlisle giveaway!

      Best and Happy Reading,

      Traveling With T


      Stacie Amelotte is the winner! Congratulations Stacie!

      As for everyone else, thanks for the interest in the giveaway. You people rocked my socks off!

      Traveling With T

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