Blogger and cookbook author, Shaina Olmanson
Hello, and welcome to today’s Twitterview with local mom, blogger and cookbook author, @FoodforMyFamily. Lets go!
Shaina: Hi, Joel. Thanks for having me
How’s today going on the homefront?
Shaina: Good. I’m fairly certain there’s a dip in the pool in the future for the kids. That’s all they do in the summer.
Good plan! :) So share with us a little bit about yourself Shaina. Where did you grow up and go to school?
Shaina: I started in St. Paul, and then we moved to Champlin. I attended Champlin Park HS, and went to UMN from there.
when my husband Ole was in grad school we moved back to St. Paul so he could ride his bike to campus. Haven’t gone far
I see. When did the writing/blogging “bug” bite you and was food your first subject of choice?
Shaina: I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember. I have books full of writing all the way through school.
I used to write stories, and I still do. Doesn’t everyone want to write a novel? No?
Food was my one & only blog subject. I wanted 2 encourage people 2 start cooking & caring about what’s in their food.
That’s a good plan. So when did you start your blog and how has evolved over the years?
Shaina: That’s a good plan. So when did you start your blog and how has evolved over the years?
When did you first get asked about doing a cookbook, and did you say “yes” right away?
Shaina: My editor at HCP first contacted me in June of ’11 It took me about a month to decide that it was the project for me.
So how did you come up with the topic/subject for your cookbook?
Shaina: It was based off some work I had done for a freelance contract. It was a cute idea, and no one had covered it yet.
The appeal for me was more reasons to stock up on cute jars. ;) I love glass.
Congrats on being published! #DesertsInJars – book. Have you started a book tour yet?
Shaina: I have! I’ll be adding dates & information here so you can see where I’m headed! http://bit.ly/MZbLBn #dessertsinjars
And thank you! It’s been a lot of fun, and I hope/plan on doing it again soon.
Will writing cookbooks then lead you to doing less blogging?
Shaina: On the contrary, I intend to transition to focusing more on my site & writing the content I want out there for others.
Joel: Well that’s good! Thanks for your time today and keep up the good work with writing about food!
Shaina: Thank you both for having me! cc: MNMOmag