Where else can we read about travel, cooking (with recipes), gardening, home decor, fashion, antiques and collecting, and essays from the Writer-in-Residence, all in one magazine?? The photography is incredible, the writing style elegant, and the values of the handwritten word and leather-bound journals are close to my heart.
So to be published in my favorite magazine??
Yes, the January/February 2012 issue of Victoria published a little piece of my writing--something I sent in response to an e-mail call for pieces on "Winter Comfort Food." So over lunch one day, I jotted a little essay on Keith's amazing Tortilla Soup, describing his techniques and the value of warmth and family around the kitchen table he built.
Then I received an e-mail informing me that they were publishing my little letter/essay. Months past the composition, I had little memory of what I had written, so I was thrilled to receive the issue in the mail yesterday.
So I took a few (ha!) photos to show you the spread on which my writing appears....
|Victoria's Reader-to-Reader spread on Cold-Weather Comfort Foods|
|I love Victoria's beautiful photography and layouts|
|My little essay sketch on Keith's tortilla soup appears on page 11 of this issue of Victoria|
|Here's the first column of my little piece|
|Here's the second column of my little piece|
|Here's the quotation in the inset|
I'm sooo excited about the first publication of my prose in a major magazine!! It's just a little thing in a readers' column, but I'm still thrilled to see my name in print in my favorite magazine!!
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!!!