Daedelus, a writers dinner club
Many of you may not know that besides writing about Mexican cuisine, I also write fiction, novels in the mystery/thriller category set in Mexico and based on Mexican life. My first novel, Vampires of Bustamante, will be published soon in a special category of agent-represented novels by Smashwords. In San Antonio, where I live, I participate in a dinner group whose members are all published authors. It is called Daedalus, and I have become a more polished writer due to the ability to have very talented fellow authors critique my work.
Every month, one of us hosts the dinner and serves some of their favorite foods. The last time I hosted the group at my home, I served Pork Vampiro with arroz verde for the main course and chocolate flan with dulce de leche ice cream for dessert.
At our most recent dinner, Jennifer McInnis of the San Antonio Express, who is writing a series about dinner groups, supper clubs and gourmet groups visited with our club. She shared her her visit in "Local group could write a book about its dinners" published in the San Antonio Express. She even mentioned my upcoming cookbook that will be published by the University of Texas Press next year.