Publication Order of Cumberland Creek Mysteries Books
|Scrapbook of Secrets||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scrapped||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Death of an Irish Diva||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Crafty Christmas||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scrappy Summer||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scrappily Ever After||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scrapbook of the Dead||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Cora Crafts Mysteries Books
|Death Among the Doilies||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Charm Intended||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Macrame Murder||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of St. Helena Vineyard Short Stories
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Unsilenced: The Spirit of Women||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Honey, I'm Sorry I Killed Your Aquasaurs||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Are you into writing that is intriguing, suspenseful and fascinating? If so, Mollie Cox Bryan is your woman. She is not just any woman but a writer of women’s stories. This best-selling author has stories of many forms of writings, from cookbooks, amazing articles, fascinating essays, breathtaking poetry and phenomenal fiction. However, she wasn’t always this busy. Mollie grew up in a town just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., and went to Point Park University after graduating from high-school. Here, she got a B.A. in Journalism and Communications. Mollie first real job out of the university was as a paste-up artist working for a small local newspaper, where she was permitted to write “when it was convenient” and she did just that.
Later on, Mollie moved away to the Washington, D.C. area. In this new city, she was able to hold down a number of writing jobs and has started writing about a varied collection of subjects, for example, life insurance mathematics education, and construction. Despite the fact of working in the editorial area, Mollie started taking up some poetry courses at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. It was not long before she was in charge of local poetry seminars and was picked to take part in the prized Jenny McKean Moore Poetry Practicum.
In 1999, she gave birth to her first daughter, Emma and before long Mollie and her husband found themselves packing up and transferring to the Shenandoah Valley of Va. (Waynesboro), where he found employment at the Frontier Culture Exhibition hall and she chose to be a stay at home mother to take care of Emma and begin her freelancing career.
Mollie idea to write came to her, actually, when she started going to a lot of scrapbooking parties and was blown away by the generosity and quick relationships of other scrapbookers. At the time, Mollie mentioned she had the time to commit like the women are able to do in her books do—however, she always believed it would be great if she pursued. During that same time, she reads “The Secret Life of Bees” and was captivated by it. After that, Mollie desired to write a story like that involved power of women’s relationships. Mollie also wanted to take a look at the duskier side of that—what loneliness and secrets can do to individuals. Once National Novel Writing Month at a contest not too long after that, she decided to get her feet wet and the rest is history.
Mollie has always been inspired to write cookbooks. When she thought back to her childhood writing, it was always poetry and fiction. Nonetheless, life came by and she wanted to earn a living so Mollie worked as an editor and a nonfiction writer. It is continuously been a dream of hers to have a novel printed. Mollie wrote two “Mrs. Rowe” cookbooks. One of them is named “Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pie.” and “Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley”. Mrs. Rowe, her story, and her food, have been a part of her family for numerous years. Each book combines had over 65 recipes.
She wrote countless incomplete novels over the years and the completed one in high school. Mollie believes that there is a great deal of writers like herself who would like to crossover. And all of her writing has to do with a story, regardless it’s non-fiction or fiction. the Cumberland Creek Mysteries was one of the first novels. In the book, the main character Annie can’t help but think that something’s missing in her life. Nevertheless, she finds comfort in a local circle of scrapbookers combined by bore-shy husbands, persistent children, and sporadic fantasies of their previous single lives. And when the silent nirvana of their small town is devastated by a young mother’s suicide, they come together to discover and to see what went south.
Another book in the series was called Scrapped which was part II in the Cumberland Creek Mystery. Here, the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are greeting an odd newbie into their group. However, she happens to be a self-declared sorceress, Cookie Crandall is able to whip up a luxurious vegan meal and enthuse about characters and moon segments with equal self-confidence. She grows into fast friends with her fellow scrapbookers, as well as freelance journalist Annie, with whom she shares superficial roots in a community of founded family trees.
When asked, why does food figure so conspicuously in her novels? The humble answer she gave was that it is almost impossible to write about a group of Southern women without bringing in and talking about food into the stories. Mollie believes that the slightly more complex answer is food and that it is some kind of a great symbol for life and the stories that structure a life are regularly interrupted with food. So, Mollie believes that using food in a story is what tells the reader a great deal about the setting and the characters.
When asked if writing fiction has been different from nonfiction, Mollie mentioned that in some ways, it was and in other ways, it was not. With the cookbooks, for instance, she mentions that there was a lot of organizing among the restaurant, taste tester and herself in the invention of the books she wrote. Mollie believes that when it comes to writing fiction, it is just her, which she discovers to be sort of freeing and together a little frightening. In authoring both fiction and nonfiction, Mollie mentions you simply have to sit down at the computer and get it done right away. In this respect, she believes that her nonfiction writing habits affect her fiction. Mollie is extremely practical about her writing and does not wait for the muse to show up.
At the end of the day, Mollie is just like anybody else enjoys things that normal people do. She is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a person she loves to read about. At the moment, she is reading her second Louise Penny novel.Book Series In Order » Authors » Mollie Cox Bryan