I’m very excited to interview Beth Bartlett (@plaidearthworm) for today’s stop! It’s been a long time since I was in Arkansas, and you could say I was barely in it. We lived in Texarkana for 6 weeks. All I really remember is that there was a cool mine where you could pan for diamonds nearby and we did a day trip.
First question should be an easy one: What do you love about living in Arkansas?
My corner of the state is absolutely gorgeous in any season. Arkansas is a nature-lover’s delight, and this year the autumn colors were stunning. I also love the history and the fact that we have a world-class art museum now at Crystal Bridges.
I know you write comedy, and I love your Wisecrack Zodiac. What are you working on right now and where can we find you?
Currently I’m working on a humor book and also dabbling with some short stories. You can always see what I’m up to at www.egbartlett.com or my book blog, www.booknerdvana.com.
You have been reviewing books and you’ve almost talked me into picking up Fly Me to the Moon. What are some of your favorite finds of late?
I just discovered Annette Marie and her new Guild Codex series! I adored Three Mages and a Margarita. It’s fast-paced and fun, and I can’t wait for the next one coming out later this month. I also tore through Helen Harper’s series, The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic. Witchy plot mixed with some sweet romance, plus there’s a sarcastic talking cat. I’m hoping there will be more books soon.
Last but not least, do you have a food challenge for me? I was checking out Possum Pie. It sounds scary, but looks awesome.
Oh yes, Possum Pie! Contains zero possum, don’t worry. Cream cheese, chocolate, whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecans. It’s made the Inn of the Ozarks famous, but I don’t have it very often because I can’t pass up their blueberry muffins and chilled strawberry soup. I definitely challenge you to have a slice, you won’t regret it!
Note from Sue: What shouldn’t I miss in Arkansas? To my Arkansans, drop a comment with a tour or food suggestion for a chance to win a book!