Thursday, August 9, 2012

What Kings Ate - A Writer's Guide & Food Lover's Comedy

My upcoming non-fiction book, WHAT KINGS ATE AND WIZARDS DRANK, will be out November 1. I just got the cover and the back-of-the-book blurb AND table of contents all organized so wanted to let everyone know about it.

Equal parts writer’s guide, comedy, and historical cookbook, fantasy author Krista D. Ball takes readers on a journey into the depths of epic fantasy’s obsession with rabbit stew and teaches them how to catch the blasted creatures, how to move armies across enemy territories without anyone starving to death, and what a medieval pantry should look like when your heroine is seducing the hero.

Learn how long to cook a salted cow tongue, how best to serve salt fish, what a “brewis” is (hint: it isn’t beer), how an airship captain would make breakfast, how to preserve just about anything, and why those dairy maids all have ample hips.

What Kings Ate will give writers of historical and fantastical genres the tools to create new conflicts in their stories, as well as add authenticity to their worlds, all the while giving food history lovers a taste of the past with original recipes and historical notes.

WHAT KINGS ATE will be available November 1 (though we are trying very, very hard to get it out earlier due to the overwhelming interest in the project). The ebook will be available everywhere for $7.99 and print book in Canada & US for ~$17 (I'm not sure when overseas listings will go alive).

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