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LA Times bestselling author and baker Amy Wallen has long provided comfort food and inspiration for aspiring novelists and seasoned writers, so it should come as no surprise that she channeled her love for pies into a whimsical new book, How To Write a Novel in 20 Pies.
With the holidays soon upon us, we think it’s the perfect time for a fun (and delicious) holiday pie baking/demo Adventure with Amy that reminds us to taste the sweet (and savory) moments that life has to offer!
Join us at a private San Diego residence for our live and in-person Holiday Pie Making: a Demo and Lunch Adventure. Your Adventure includes a pie baking demonstration, followed by a lunch of savory pie and a sweet pie dessert, a glass of wine, a copy of How To Write a Novel in 20 Pies to be delivered and signed at the event, tax, and the opportunity to engage with Amy live and in-person to discuss her books, pie, writing, reading, or anything else on your mind.
To register for the live event, simply select the Holiday Pie Making Event Ticket (11/18/22) option below, and the address to the private San Diego residence will be provided 3 days prior to the event via email.
Amy Wallen is the San Diego-based author of When We Were Ghouls, A Memoir of Ghost Stories and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Moon Pies & Movie Stars. Her essays have been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Normal School, Country Living and other national magazines and anthologies.
Her soon-to-be-released book, How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies is a charming illustrated book on her journey writing a novel, some of her teaching experience, and some recipe-stories on pies, because it was through pie that she claims she survived novel writing.
As writer-in-residence at Ocean Discovery Institute, Amy teaches personal storytelling to young people traditionally excluded from science due to race, income status, and educational opportunity. She facilitates and co-teaches manuscript workshops in San Diego and France (at which she serves pie). For several years, Amy was associate director at the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and a novel writing instructor at UCSD and UCLA Extensions.
And her pie baking. As a kid, she was a chicken pot pie fanatic. Today she bakes any kind of pie. If you can dream it, she will bake it. Can she whet your appetite with salmon and portobello pie, carne asada pie in a cornmeal crust, and for dessert four-cherry pie or apple ginger pie. Pie, pie, pie.