Upcoming Event: - Online Party Come celebrate the awaited release of the first book in the For the Love of Donuts series - "Donuts in an Empty Field" by Rachel Barnard.
Who: Rachel Barnard When: June 3rd Where: Online Here Don't forget: Enter the free raffle to win neat goodies HERE
Donuts in an Empty Field is a young adult novel about two best friends, the local food challenge, and a mysterious bucket list. The more that main character Vanessa fails the food challenge, the more she takes it out on the boy she blames for her father's death.
All About the Donuts - Contest
Want to be featured in the second edition of Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things?
Submit your vignette, opinion piece, essay, or short story with the theme of “donuts” to rachel.author.barnard(at)gmail(dot)com. Submission should be between 250 – 2500 words.
The contest winner will win donuts swag, the original edition of Vanessa's Book of Awesome Things, and a $10 Amazon gift card.
Most popular donut at the shop: Bacon Maple Bar
Signature shop donut: Voodoo Doughnut
Most popular US donut: glazed
2nd most popular US donut: Boston Crème
Donut Hole: Not available
What I tried: Bacon Maple Bar, Portland Creme, Raised Glaze, Voodoo Doll, Lemon Chiffon Cruller.
What to expect:
Expect to wait. If you want to get your hands on doughnuts faster, visit the Voodoo Too shop rather than the original or visit at a non-peak hour. There are Disney style gates to funnel customers inside and the menu is available online and on the wall and with representative doughnuts in display cases. It helps to know what you want ahead of time so you don’t stop up the line. Expect the employees to be fast and helpful. Now move along and enjoy your doughnuts.
Going to a place like Voodoo (Even Too) is fun in and of itself because it is one of the most well-known little doughnut shops in America. Voodoo is an experience. My favorite doughnut, thus far, is their raised glaze.
April event photos: St. James Espresso Multi-Author Event April 9th
April Book Reviews by Rachel Barnard
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