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Sizzle in the Kitchen with Author Jamie Gray


Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head. But is she really a disaster waiting to happen? Let’s find out.

See this? Beautiful isn’t it? Yep, except when I get in the kitchen. Then it looks like this.Ask anyone—any of my numerous siblings, my darling hubby, my take-out expert sons—they’ll tell you—do not let Jami in the kitchen. Not if you like your kitchen and your health.

When Tierney’s offer to post on this subject came in, it took a bit to respond. First, I had to find the strength to get off the floor where I was rolling in laughter. Then, I had to stop long enough to send back a response. Still, she graciously left the offer on the table, and here I am.

Cooking and I have never been friends. It’s a skill that requires patience and a strange Zen-like concentration. Unless a keyboard or pen is involved, Zen is not what I feel in a room dedicated to food creation. Thankfully, I have a husband who likes to cook. (Yeah, I know, weird, uh?)

After a successful quest conquering whatever world he’s currently gaming in, he’ll produce dishes that leave us wanting more. One of our favorites are these, his biscuits. They are a Sunday morning favorite.


While he and the other two males in my house work together to make such beautiful offerings, I go to my niche and create one of the few things I do well—coffee.

This is my area. Here you need only beans and water to create magic. This I can do, although my patience may wane a tad as it percolates.

Then there’s my go to meal when my live in chef isn’t available. It requires a peeler, a knife and that’s it. Sushi and veggies, with a side of hummus.

And no, I buy that sushi pre-made. It’s safer that way.

I come from a large family (think double digits) where my mom made holidays a foodies delight. Take Thanksgiving. As a loving mother, she made sure we ate healthy year round, except for the day before, the day of, and the day after Thanksgiving. Then it was PIE APOCOLYPSE. Yes, every pie you could think of was created and consumed by the horde that was our family. We overdosed on sugary goodness for three days straight, until much like that guy in Monty Python, we couldn’t eat another bite. Well, until the next year. Heck, most of us are out of the house with families of our own and she still does it. Look!

I do cook, sometimes, but I’m much better at cleaning up behind the genius, and funny enough, my husband’s down with that. So he cooks, I clean and everyone’s happy no ER visits are required.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C649GB5/

Sometimes death is the only way to outrun the past…

Changing the past is impossible, a fact ex-marine, Cynthia Arden, understands all too well. Struggling with the aftermath of a botched mission, a panicked phone call brings her home to face a killer’s game. Unfortunately, the distracting Kayden Shaw returns as well, the one man she thought would stand by her, until he chose his job over her.

To survive, will Cyn risk her heart or lose the man she loves and her life?

The first in Jami’s PSY-IV Teams series is available at AMAZON for $2.99 or read free with Kindle Unlimited.

You can find her at:

Website: http://www.JamiGray.com
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/e/B006HU3HJI/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamigray.auth

6 Responses

  1. My mouth watered looking at those biscuits! Lucky author to have a husband that will cook for her!

    1. Mel, I can attest, to both points: they are as yummy as they look and I’m SOOOO thankful my hubby cooks, otherwise I may have to send my paychecks directly to take out.
      Thank you for stopping in!

  2. Morning Tierney! As I am now armed with my luscious sidekick Coffee, we are ready to take on the day. Thank you so much for letting me come by, even though I have no yummy recipe to share and the culinary wonders are designed by another.

    Happy Friday everyone, hope your weekend holds a ton of great things!

  3. I want to know if those are the prepackaged frozen biscuits that I like to use. Lots of sodium, so I don’t use them often. But the last time I made biscuits, I realized afterward that I’d forgotten to add the baking powder. Hockey pucks. I’m with you, Jami. Let someone else do the cooking.

    1. Lol! Nope, he makes them from scratch. I’m the pop open the can kind of cook for mine. I feel your pain, I once made a cake and forgot the eggs. It made a great doorstop😉

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