Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Summer: reconnecting with spooky children's literature

There is nothing like cold chills to survive a hot summer, and with a light work schedule, I am happy to be able to reconnect with my childhood love: "spooky" children's literature (it can be found in your bookstore under "Contemporary fantasy/horror/ghosts/ wizards & witches/historical”). I am also planning my family meals based on the dishes mentioned in the YA/MG stories I have been reading.  

1) THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw (Young Adult- horror-witches)

From the book (hardcover p.16-18): “The sign above the glass door reads: ALBA’S FORGETFUL CAKES in pale pink frosting-swirled letters on a cream-color background. […] Her tiny forgetful cakes are intended […] to wipe away bad memories.”

Decadent chocolate fig basil cake (right); Lemon lavender (middle); Hazelnut …

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San Diego Comic Con

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