Great Reviews for Darkness Falls

Just a quick update to thank the readers for great reviews so far for Darkness Falls. Here are a few:

“Scott Wojo proves that he is capable in the first few pages of his story, Darkness Falls…Wojo builds his world with ease, and you’ll no doubt fall in love with his characters, too.” – Michael Deangelo, Tellest

“A very fast-paced and exciting adventure tale, and I enjoyed every moment of it.” Marie, Goodreads

“This book was hard to put down and it was so engaging. Vivid imagery and interesting characters capture your imagination and sends it soaring.” Jessica, Goodreads

The first is from the Tellest website that posted a book promo to its readers.

Inspiration: A special thank you to the Dutch!

OliebollenI’ve lived in and near one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States for most of my life.  One of the great parts of living here is the food.  I love Little India and the authentic Korean and Japanese and Chinese food—though language barriers sometimes make it hard to know what what I’m eating—and guarantee that I’ll never be able to order the same thing again.

The recent holidays gave me a taste of one of my favorite Dutch dishes—oliebollen!

Oliebollen are tasty little creations of flour, eggs and yeast.  They are often stuffed with little bits of fruit and then deep fried and finally rolled in sugar (powdered or granulated).  This year my Dutch friends added a chocolate fountain! Yum!

One interesting point, the earliest recipe for appears in the Dutch cookbook, De verstandige kock (“The smart/responsible cook”). Guess what?  That book was published in 1667 so Dutch families have been enjoying these treats for 350 years!

Now comes the insipiration…as an author, I want to appeal to all the senses. In the book, Darkness Falls, Keir and Aziza ate oliballs.  These delicious treats were inspired by oliebollen.