10 Fun Facts about Louise and The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

  1. I can sing, word for word, almost every song that has appeared in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie
  2. Late bloomers, take note: I started writing THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING when I was 38, sold the novel when I was 44, and it is being published when I am 45.
  3. I have never lived in the country.
  4. I have been a vegetarian for almost my whole life. The only meat I have ever eaten is bacon.
  5. I used to have a three-legged dog named Carver (after Raymond) who was the light of my life.
  6. Guthrie, VT, the fictional town my novel is set it.is a mash-up many towns in the Northeast Kingdom.
  7. I dream about becoming a character actress when I am in my 70’s.
  8. The character I relate to most in my novel is NOT my protagonist, Livvy
  9. Despite my being a pastry chef, I choose french fries over something sweet every time.
  10. I’m a Buddhist. When you take your refuge vows (the vows where you declare your commitment to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha–The teacher, the teachings and the community) you are given a new name. Mine is Champa Trintzo, which, roughly translated, means Loving-Kindness Cloud Lake. I think of this name as my life’s work–to cultivate loving-kindness towards everyone and everything. I’m pretty sure it will be my next life’s work (and the next life, and the next…)
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Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/August 9, 2016), the story of a commitment-phobic pastry chef who discovers the meaning of belonging while competing in the cut-throat world of Vermont county fair baking contests. Find out more at louisemillerauthor.tumblr.com.

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