Someone speaking at a writer's conference told Josi Kilpack, of Willard, to never write about housewives, because they are too boring.
"So I made a goal that I would write about a housewife, and it wouldn't be boring," said Kilpack, in a telephone interview.
She spun a spicy tale of murder and mayhem, liberally sprinkled with interesting characters and a pinch of humor. And, she served it up with recipes that were, well, to die for.
It became a tried-and-true formula for her 10-book Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series, all of which have delectable titles such as "Key Lime Pie," "Blackberry Crumble" and "Pumpkin Roll." The latest, "Rocky Road" (Shadow Mountain), comes out this month.