by Jeffe Kennedy
Before I met sister Word Whore Allison Pang, I never gave bacon much thought.
I mean - why would I? Sometimes restaurants or family offered it with other breakfast foods. There's an appetizer I make at Christmas sometimes, where shrimp are wrapped with bacon and drizzled with Balsamic vinegar and rosemary - those are yummy. But otherwise, bacon was just something that wasn't particularly good for me that didn't cause me much heartbreak because I could take or leave it.
Then I met Allison.
She takes love of bacon and elevates it beyond obsession and makes it into an art form. A horrifying art form, from time to time - you wouldn't believe the bacon monstrosities she discovers and posts pictures of. But her love is strong and sincere, akin to the devotion Linus has for the Great Pumpkin.
When I first read A Brush of Darkness, in one of its early incarnations, I remarked on how often bacon appears in the book. I think Allison even removed some of the references at my suggestion. So, when her agent asked her to take out a few more, I just laughed and laughed.
Turns out there IS such a thing as too much bacon, Allison!
I'm proud and delighted to see Allison's second book come out on Tuesday. She'll be over at my personal blog tomorrow, giving away a special something to a lucky commenter. And A Sliver of Shadow is available for pre-order right now. I can't promise that there's bacon in it.
Knowing Allison, though, there will be.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A Sliver of Bacon
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.