Welcome to Torte: a small-town family bakeshop where the coffee is hot, the muffins are fresh, and the cakes are definitely to die for! This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway is on the line with Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop Mystery series. A Pacific Northwesterner who loves spending time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen, Ellie explains to Cathy that she chose to write the unique mystery series based on her home region and her sweet hobby. She goes on to tell Cathy about her writing strategies and favorite treats, always keeping the reader in mind throughout her process. Need a fun summer read? Check out the Bakeshop Mystery series! This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.

“I felt like it was my responsibility to readers to make sure they had an authentic experience so I spent a lot of time taste testing, which is just a horrible job I have to tell you!” [7:30]

Ellie Alexander on Eat Your Words