Elizabeth LaBau loves candy. Always has. Used to lug a pillowcase along on her childhood Halloween trick-or-treating treks. Now the new mom is busy encouraging others to have fun with candy-making in "The Sweet Book of Candy Making" and as the "guide to candy" at candy.about.com. Learn More.
Mati Rose McDonough, Author of Daring Adventures in Paint, was featured on the Creative Living with Jamie podcast recently. Learn More.
The term “extreme beer” is difficult to define. Is it high strength? Weird ingredients? Freaky style-mashups? Whatever extreme beer may be, Sam Calagione, author of Extreme Brewing, A Deluxe Edition with 14 New Homebrew Recipes, is the high priest of it. Learn More.
Lilla Rogers, author of the upcoming book "I Just Like to Make Things," can turn what may seem impossible into something that can be accomplished. Learn More.
Author Gary Lincoff has been working on his new book, "Joy of Foraging," for more than 40 years. Learn More.
Bartender Katie Loeb believes anyone who can shop, boil water, measure ingredients and operate basic kitchen equipment can make their own garden-fresh cocktails. Her book, "Shake, Stir, Pour - Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," includes step-by-step photos of some of the more complicated techniques for those still shaky around a shaker. Learn More.
Susan Schwake, author of Art Lab for Kids, is also a baker. Her recipe for blueberry coffee cake was recently featured on Design Sponge. Learn More.
Kim Flottum, author of The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook, offered readers of Mother Earth News tips on producing and selling honey. Learn More.
Katie Loeb, author of Shake, Stir, Pour, was named the grand prize winner of the Barenjager Bartender Competition September 11 in New York. Learn More.
Katie Loeb, author of "Shake, Stir, Pour: Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," spoke with Joy Cardin of Wisconsin Public Radio about her craft cocktail recipes. She's a bartender, sommelier, and a creator of craft cocktails. Learn More.
Alex Lewin, author of Real Food Fermentation, explains to the Boston Globe that the popularity of fermentation is a part of the rise in the interest in cooking and food in the U.S. Learn More.
Author of Art Lab for Kids, Susan Schwake, is now writing a regular Art Lab for Kids post, twice a month at the Illustration Friday blog. Look for sneak peeks from the book as well as loads of other exciting art ideas for kids! Learn More.
Art Lab for Kids has received a resounding thumbs up from NickJr. Australia. Yvette Hamilton says the book is "destined to become a family heirloom because of it's timeless collection of really practical, fun and engaging art projects – suitable for kids of all ages." Learn More.
Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting, has found inspiration for her art in the Indonesian island of Bali. Learn More.
Although she has long harbored artistic aspirations, it wasn't until Maine native Mati Rose McDonough moved to San Francisco in 2000 that she became determined to make art her livelihood. Now she's a successful artist and author with her book Daring Adventures in Paint. Learn More.
Blogger Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough, author of Daring Adventures in Paint, are good friends and admirers of each others' work. Learn More.
Millicent Souris, author of How to Build a Better Pie, appeared on WGN-TV to share some of her tips on making a better, flakier pie. Learn More.
Teahouse Studio, founded by three artists including Mati Rose McDonough, is a shared studio space that is used by the arts community of Berkeley, California. Apartment Therapy blog took a look at the studio and its offerings. Learn More.
Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, author of Painted Pages, talks to Heather Smith Jones in the Poppytalk Blog about her journey as an artist, from a child to the "many hats" she wears now as painter, author, and instructor. Learn More.
Crafty lady Tammy Powley is a mild-mannered English teacher by day and crochet maven and craft book writer after hours. Learn More.