Tracy McConnell is often saying that she can't cook, but when her friends, family and coworkers had enthusiastic responses to a recipe she picked up while on vacation in the Azores Islands, she decided to create a cookbook for people who "can't cook." Through university courses and her involvement with the Manitoba Editors' Association, she has become a freelance editor for both fiction and non-fiction works. When she is not writing or editing, she enjoys gardening, knitting and reading. She shares her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her son, a roommate and a sleek, black, polydactyl cat named Dak.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I do a lot of walking. I'm a freelance editor, so I spend some time working on other people's books. For "down time" I like to play "Township" or an old game called "The Settlers." I'm also a knitter, so I have a few projects on the go.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors are Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars trilogy) and Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series).
This book includes sections like " Causes for Disaster" and "What to do With Things That Didn't Work Out". It has creative and unique (but easy) recipes for Halloween (Witch Finger cookies!) and birthdays (Monster Snake Cake!). It's down-to-earth and shows simple ways to make tasty breakfasts, breads, dinners and desserts.