Weaving Imaginary Vegans

Yes, it’s another bizarrely titled Friday Recommends post. So sue me.

First, get out your calendars, because you want to save this date: The Imaginarium creative writing convention is coming to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky from September 19-21 of 2014. And guess who one of the guests/panelists is going to be. Go on, guess. No, not Katya. Moi, that’s who! I told you about this new convention before, but now it’s absolutely, positively written in stone that it’s happening. I’m so excited! It’s gonna be a lollapalooza of writerly goodness!

3fatesNext, allow me to direct your attention to Three Fates Press [press disbanded] — “We weave the tales you were born to read.” — a brand new publisher on the literary block. This is the brainchild of T. Lee Harris, Amanda Rotach Huntley (aka K.A.Davur), and me. We started talking about it when the future of Hydra Publications was uncertain. Like the mythical Hydra, the press has recovered its health, but we were already drunk with power, so there we are.

You know I love my veggies. I got a haircut yesterday at Great Clips, and the stylist (Jill. I also like Jennie.) said, “I can’t believe how fast your hair grows! What do you EAT?” And I said, “Vegetables, mostly.”

ANYWAY, here are a couple of nifty vegan/vegetarian recipe sites for you to peruse. Jean Yates put me onto the first one, Positively Vegan, which also has gluten-free recipes, which I like, since I have some gluten-intolerant friends. I also like it because Kim Miles’ recipes are simple, use-what-you-find, and use things like cashews and nutritional yeast which I have in the house rather than saying things like, “buy a package of high-priced vegan fake cheese.”

Kim referred readers to EverydayMaven(TM) food blog, and I went there and fell in love. I mean, how could I not love a site where one of the pictures looks like she burned every single iteration of her sweet potato latkes? Oh, yeah, let’s just pretend they’re supposed to look like that. Beautiful!

Both of these ladies are monetizing their recipes. Do you think I could sell my recipes? I mean, like: Soup — boil stuff. Salad — don’t boil stuff. How much would you pay for that?

Okay, I’ll just stick to fiction.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character burns the vegetables.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Weaving Imaginary Vegans

  1. jane

    November 8, 2013 at 9:12am

    Charred veggies? — Charred meat?
    I think meat would win the charred smell test every time. Yum.

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      Marian Allen

      November 11, 2013 at 11:28am

      Hmmm… Yes, I’m afraid I have to agree. I’m just pleased to see I’m not the only one, that’s all. heh.

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  2. Jay Noel

    November 8, 2013 at 9:42pm


    I’m going to see if I can make the Imaginariumm next year.

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  3. jean

    November 10, 2013 at 6:44pm

    This is awesome but dare I tell Kim? xox jean!

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