Shanna Mallon is the creator of Food Loves Writing, a blog she runs with her husband, Tim, where they talk about food to talk about everything else. Her work has been praised by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, CultureMob, Houzz.com and The Kitchn. She holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University and has been writing professionally since 2004.
What People Are Saying
"It is beautifully written. Though it's prose, it seems almost like a love poem. You write with such heart and vulnerability. It was refreshing to hear someone talk about faith as being life-giving, freeing and centered around deep love."
-- Sonja Overhiser, author (with her husband, Alex) of A Couple Cooks and Green Mango Café and Bakery: Cooking for a Better Tomorrow
"You are such a skilled writer and I absolutely love how you weaved all the recipes in with the history (plus it's such a wonderful story!)"
-- Erin Alderson, author of Naturally Ella
"You completely drew me in. You have always been such an excellent writer, and there were so many things you said that got me thinking."
-- Sara Forte, author of Sprouted Kitchen and The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods
"I read the entire thing last night! I loved learning the back story of your blog and life with Tim, and it was beautifully written. Reading about your butterflies and first meetings and uncertainties made me remember all the little things about our early days too-- first time I knew I liked this guy, first time we held hands... right up to the wedding day. It felt like we were just talking over coffee and you were retelling all these stories the way a friend would."
-- Nicole Gulotta, author of Eat This Poem and founder of The Giving Table
"It’s about all of those things she did -- starting a blog, quitting her job, falling in love, moving to Nashville. Cooking. Eating. Finding truth in big things and small things. I think my favorite part of the book is the way she describes Tim, her now-husband who she met through the blog and whom I’ve only met a few times but, just from the way she writes about him, I feel like I really know him."
-- Jacqui MacKenzie, author of Happy Jack Eats, as reviewed in this post
"I loved reading what is, an essence, a modern love story and hearing more about your relationship with Tim. I found that I couldn't put it down and I was completely captivated by it."
-- Kathryn Westmore , author of London Bakes