Author Showcase Feature with Book Excellence Award Finalist Jacqueline Cavender
Book Title: As The Spur Stirs Cookbook
How did you know you wanted to be an author? When my mother was diagnosed and lost her battle with cancer, I knew I wanted to do something that to fight this horrible disease. This cookbook is my way of “stirring up a cure” for cancer and cystic fibrosis. By sharing a love for food and allowing people to share their recipes and inspiring stories, we have been able to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? If you had to do it again, what would you have done differently? Keep at it! There are times the deadlines seem impossible and the end seems so far off…however, keep at it and soon enough you will get there. I had to continually remind myself of why I was doing this in the first place and what I hoped to accomplish. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” I am proud to say 100% of net proceeds from this cookbook are donated to charity.
What message do you want readers to remember? “Stir up a cure” for cancer and cystic fibrosis! Everyone can make a difference!