Written Together ebook

It’s here. The ebook I’ve been telling you about for two weeks and working on since July is published, available, ready to be read. I am sitting here looking at the photo of it in my hands, with a (gorgeous! beyond-my-expectations!) cover designed by Nashville artist Rebekka Seale, who, it should be noted, came up with the entire thing based on a few sentences of explanation from me on what the book was about and a “Everything you make is beautiful, so I trust you. Go!” (Look at it. You see why I said that? Amazing.)

Tim and I put up a book website that will give you more information about the book: a sample page, FAQs, a sort of summary and so on.

One big thing to clarify: You do not have to have a Kindle to read it. You do have to have the Kindle app, which is free and can be downloaded to your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. (Links here.)

You can go straight to Amazon right now and buy it there.

But right before you do, may I suggest, watch this video book trailer? My brother—the one and only—made it for us as a gift (and, he might not say this but I will, as a huge demonstration of his talent and creative eye!). It’s so good, it’s so us and, it hopefully gives you a tiny taste of what the book is like.

Beyond that, I have nothing else to say but thank you, every one of you, even though saying that feels like not enough. Thank you for reading this post and for sharing our joy and for making this blog community such a beautiful place to be. We hope you enjoy this book as much as we have enjoyed you.

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Megan

    I love the book trailer, and can’t wait to get a copy of the ebook! Congrats you two!

  2. Jacqui

    I wrote something up about your book last night (will post next week!) and the words came so easily, even though I haven’t been feeling much like writing lately. When it comes to you and your awesomeness, I never feel like I’m at a loss for words. Also, thanks to you and your (lovely, so good, so you) book, I’m buying coconut oil this weekend. xo

  3. Kim

    Congrats! I love the blogosphere for all it’s support and loving!

  4. hootenannie

    You are so gorgeous, Shanna. I loved the trailer! You and Tim are magnetic individually, and even more so as a team.

    Can’t wait to get the eBook – and yes, the cover is darling!

  5. Joanna

    All I can say is YAY! And I love the trailer. Your brother is mega-talented. That was so fun and inspiring.

  6. Joanna Boston

    Loving it. I’m almost done. I teared up in the beginning and then had to awkwardly act like I hadn’t been crying when the Dominos guy came to the door haha. :)

  7. Vicki

    Love those dishes, so pretty!! Where did the meal take place in the book trailer, which was fabulous by the way? Like I said before, I will break down and read an e-book just for you. It will be good practice for reading my husband’s just completed novel, which most likely will be an e-book too.

    1. Shannalee

      Vicki – The meal is the same one we featured in this September post: http://foodloveswriting.com/2012/09/18/outdoor-dinner-at-home-baby-kale-chips/ : )

  8. nadia

    how wonderful, such a beautiful feeling it must be. congrats to you both, and a loved watching the trailer Adam made, sunshine for the soul.

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  10. Elizabeth Belof

    Fantastic! Brilliant! I really am so happy for you, Shanna. Congratulations! And, well done, Adam!

  11. Monika

    I just came across your blog about a week ago, and I am so glad I did– what timing! Congrats on the publication of your book, I’ve loved catching up on your entries so much that I just bought the book and am about to start reading.

  12. Becky

    That trailer was beautiful. Huge props to Adam. There was even a cameo from Nancy! :)

    Congratulations. I’m so happy you decided to do this. Love you, friend.

  13. Lindsay

    You guys are adorable. :) Congrats and keep doing what you do.

  14. Monika

    ….and I just finished reading it, in one sitting, couldn’t stop. Very well done

    1. Shannalee

      You’re amazing! Thanks so much for reading it!

  15. little kitchie

    congratulations!! how exciting. the book trailer is fabulous. can’t wait to read it! xx

  16. sarah kate branine

    I don’t even know how to begin this comment. I just finished the video by your brother and I nearly cried. It is so beautiful. So, so, so incredibly wonderful on so, so, so many levels. Yes, I cannot even put into words how happy I am for you, how thankful I am to count you as a friend, even though it is a friendship forged by written words. I can’t wait to go buy your book! And, I love the fact that Seals did the cover–I love that she is local and, well, who doesn’t love her work!

    I should stop here. Because I’m about to ramble on and on and. . . on.

    Much love to you today. So thrilled for you and cannot wait to begin reading your story.

    1. Shannalee

      Sarah! You are such a treasure. xo.

  17. sarah kate branine

    *Seale : ). Darn those misty eyes : )

  18. Helene @ French Foodie Baby

    Beautiful trailer! You both have so much beauty in your life, inner and outer, it’s very moving. I got scared there for a moment, your post almost sounded like a goodbye, but I reread it, and I think (hope) I’m wrong… The blogosphere isn’t losing you two to the literary world, is it? I guess it’s not mutually exclusive. I’m glad you mentioned the kindle app, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to read it without a kindle. Phew. Can’t wait.

  19. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    It´s so exciting to see your book Shanna! I remember one of the first posts I read here about the need for people to write more food blogs, and it shows how generous you are. A book is always about generosity I believe, there is so much the author gives to the audience. Can´t wait to read it!

  20. Shannalee

    I hardly know what to say to each individual one of you but thank you! Thank you for reading this post and watching the trailer (and agreeing my brother is amazing!). Thank you for commenting with your support and congratulations and kindness. We’re so thankful for every one of you.

  21. wesley @ the way home

    Yippee!!! What a beautiful video, and I can’t wait to read the book. It makes me wish I had a kindle, but I’ll just have to read it on my phone! It can be my “anytime I don’t have a book with me and have time to read” book :). I’m so proud of you Shanna! And a wee bit jealous..

  22. jessiev

    Oh, YAY. love this so very much!! congrats!

  23. Ruthy @ omeletta

    Congratulations! I only found your blog a couple of months ago and I devoured it- I love your sense of self and style of writing. Very much looking forward to this ebook! So exciting!!

  24. Megan Gordon

    Hooray! What a lovely video, and I can’t wait to dig into the book, Shanna. It’s going to be the best break ever once I turn in this darn manuscript. Congrats on it all. Sending hugs from Seattle, m

  25. Kathryn

    Congratulations Shanna, I’m so happy for you! I adored the video and I’ve just downloaded the book – which I know I will adore too. I love reading absolutely everything that you write, you have such a wonderful way of writing that draws the reader in and inspires such a feeling of peacefulness and joy. Congratulations again.

  26. antonietta

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!
    I just launched my e book too!! It’s a fun, fast chick-lit novel with recipes. you can get it here
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Queen-Minor-Disasters-ebook/dp/B009WWNZBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352008142&sr=1-1&keywords=the+queen+of+minor+disasters

  27. Rachel Rose

    So cute (cover design)! The video is so sweet too. I love the table setting and the lighting is pretty. Congrats on your ebook!

  28. Carmen

    the cover is so pretty 😀

  29. Rachel

    This is so exciting! Congrats! I can not wait to purchase this!

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  31. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Congratulations, Shanna!!! This is an amazing accomplishment – you should be so proud of yourself. Your voice in this blog is one of the most heartfelt, genuine, funny and thought-provoking that I’ve encountered online. I can’t wait to read the book!

  32. kickpleat

    Congratulations for writing your story!! The trailer is lovely and I’m a huge fan of Rebekka Seale – nicely done!!

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