Here’s a fact about me some of you may not know: In addition to being a food writer and TV host, I also wrote a novel.
Well, here’s another fact you may not know—one of the most frustrating things about being an author is that you don’t always get to choose your book’s title. I originally called my novel The Hermit of Chappaquiddick—the name of its main character. The publisher insisted on the more neutral—dare I say bland—title, Island Apart.
So for the new Amazon edition of my novel—available both as an e-book on Kindle and as a printed book, I went back to my original title. It’s the same story of love, loss, and redemption. But now with the title I always dreamed of. Plus a bonus chapter that didn’t make it into the original book—the backstory of one of my favorite supporting characters: Sheila.