About the Author

Karen Maxwell
Blurbarian Since July 2008
Name Karen Maxwell
Location Sherman, TX, United States
Gender Female
My Occupation Dental Assistant
My Bio I got the idea for these books from my boss. He went on three trips to Antarctica and compiled the pictures from the trips into a book for anyone who wanted one. I thought it was a great idea. I started compiling recipes when I was a little girl. Now, I didn't cook all the recipes I collected. One day I was trying to combine all my recipes and decide which ones we liked and didn't like and I just ended up with 3 notebooks of recipes. As I was doing this I realized I had some great recipes that I used to make! Hailey had asked for some that she had loved from her child hood. I thought it would be a great keepsake and wedding gift if I talked to each relative and asked them to contribute their favorite recipes to her book. It was a success although it was a lot of hard work. It was fun. When it came time for Shena to graduate, I decided to make another book for her to have to start her life with easy recipes that she could make. I hope they both liked them!

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Volume III of Our Favorite Family Recipes won't be made until one of my girls has another occasion!
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Andy Crosthwaite-check out my boss' picture book featuring his pictures from Antarctica. It is available by browsing the bookstore with his last name. The book is called Travels South.