Thursday, October 25, 2012

Welcome fellow Passionate Cook Marilyn Baron!

Marilyn Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a PRO member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and Marketing For Romance Writers. She’s winner of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award.

She writes humorous women’s fiction, romantic suspense and paranormal. Her manuscript, “The Colonoscopy Club,” finaled in the GRW Unpublished Maggie Awards for Excellence in 2005 in the Single Title category and “The Edger,” a novel she wrote with her sister, Sharon Goldman, won first place in the Suspense Romance category of the 2010 Ignite the Flame Contest, sponsored by the Central Ohio Fiction Writers chapter of RWA. It also received 4 ½ stars from RT Book Reviews. She is a finalist in the GRW 2012 Unpublished Maggie Award of Excellence in the Paranormal/Fantasy Romance category for “Sixth Sense.”

A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing. She met her husband at UF and both of her daughters graduated from UF. Go Gators. Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband.

Sharon: Marilyn, tell us why you chose Pasta Passionata Alla Carbonara for your Passionate Cooks recipe.

Marilyn: When I was a student in Florence, Italy, during my junior year in college, I learned to make spaghetti carbonara. When I returned home, that became my signature dish—the one I always make for company. Everyone loves it and it tastes just as good reheated and served the next day. I like to try out variations at different restaurants to see if they are as good as mine. Most of the time, they’re not. I renamed the dish Pasta Passionata Alla Carbonara for the Passionate Cooks cookbook. My love of Italy shows through in my novel, “The Edger,” which features a love affair between a landscape artist and her former college art professor, a once-celebrated Italian artist, who is now a homeless lawn man—her lawn man.

Sharon: It looks wonderful. Tell us about The Edger:

Marilyn: THE EDGER, by sisters Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman, is a humorous mainstream fiction novel about landscape artist Alexandra Newborn’s shocking reunion with her college art professor, Nick Anselmo—once a celebrated Italian artist, now a homeless lawn man—which sows the seeds for murder, mystery and romance.

In gratitude for food, art materials and company, Nick, or The Edger, as Alex comes to think of him, drops off a new sketch in front of Alex’s house every week when he comes to do her lawn. Nick’s provocative artwork is the key to revealing a dangerous liaison between Alex’s husband, Mark, and Bitsy Diamond, owner of the gallery where Alex dreams of having a one-woman show.

When a deadly hurricane takes a dangerous turn the night of Nick’s opening, Mark’s body washes up behind Bitsy’s beach house, leaving readers to wonder hodunit?

The Edger is available at Amazon Kindle at

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Barnes & Noble Nook Books at Barnes & Noble Nook Books at

You can find Marilyn at the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales blog at

Visit her on Facebook at!/pages/Marilyn-Baron/286807714666748Follow her on Twitter at!/MarilynBaron.

Find out more about her books and stories at

Visit read her Angel Stories and her latest release, Dead Mix.

Her next Book: UNDER THE MOON GATE—is coming in spring 2013 from The Wild Rose Press .

She is also a contributor to Passionate Cooks: Free Recipes From Today’s Hottest Romance Authors,

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