Nancy J. Parra’s discovered she had a severe gluten
allergy and had to give up her second favorite passed-time,
baking. Six months into her forced new diet, she was back in
the kitchen figuring out how to make her own gluten-free
baked goods and soon posted delicious pictures on the web.
When a good friend suggested she mix her two
loves—baking and writing, she wrote her first cozy
mystery, GLUTEN FOR PUNISHMENT, Berkley Prime
Crime May 7, 2013.
On a happy roll, she soon sold a Mackinac Island Fudge
Shop Mystery series. ALL FUDGED UP
(writing as Nancy CoCo) will be out November 5, 2013.
With an MA in Writing Popular Fiction, Ms. Parra has written
articles on writing, and has given workshops on writing
techniques to various library and writers groups. She has a
blog on the art and craft of writing, www.nancyjparra.blogspot.com.