Featured Foodie Interview with Penny Johnson

Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.

www.pennysfoodblog.com

pennysfoodblog on IG

just started a FB group called The Sourdough Connection https://www.facebook.com/groups/164381321683207

What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started?

My blog is called Penny’s Food Blog, so original I know.  The blog started because people were always, always asking me for recipes and I was always typing them up and them my husband suggested that I start a blog so there would be a place for people to find all my recipes.  I didn’t know anything about blogging so my husband researched and found Word Press which provided a pretty simple way for me to blog.  I used my name so that my friends could find it easily.  I think I would have come up with a more creative name if I’d known how long I would be blogging for and how many people would follow me.  I have about 1500 followers, I know that’s not a ton but it still blows my mind!  I also have 11,000 followers on Pinterest which is even more mind blowing!

  • What is your favorite food?

I have a massive sweet tooth or perhaps a whole mouthful of sweet teeth so baked goods are my fav especially chocolate but I also love Italian food, if I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be Italian.

  • What foods do you crave all the time?

Chocolate and sweets and pasta and bread, all the things that are bad for the waistline.

  • What is your favorite comfort food?

Ben and Jerry’s Everything But The ice cream

  • If you could learn how to make any food what would it be?

I love learning about all the foods!  Just recently I’ve gotten into sourdough starter and that has been a blast.  I do wish I was a better pie maker. 

  • What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?

I love getting feedback from people telling me that they’ve tried one of my recipes and loved it!  I also love connecting with people from all over.

  • What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?

Just dive in and go for it!  It gets easier the longer you do it.

  • What do you like to do for fun?

I love to read and bake and cook and go to the movies and also the beach.

  • What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?

I love to play with food and love to try new recipes so that makes blogging pretty easy for me.  It’s not often that I don’t want to play with food.

  • How do you attract new readers?

I have no idea how to do that.  I just blog away and hope for the best. 

  • What has influenced you the most as a writer?

Other bloggers and their great ideas.

  • What is your favorite genre to read?

Sci Fi and Fantasy

  • What are you reading right now?

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

  • What is something about yourself most people don’t know?

I’m a food blogger but I don’t make any money from my blog yet so my day job is in the film and television industry as a script supervisor.  I was working on a movie called “The Card Counter” written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan., and Tiffany Hadish when the corona virus hit and we were shut down with only a week to go.  I’m hoping we can start back up soon and finish it because I think it’s going to be a really good movie. 

  • What kind of music do you like to listen to?

80’s alternative like Depeche Mode, the Smiths, the Cure, Roxy Music, Echo and the Bunnymen, etc    

Who are your top three favorite authors? 

Dean Koontz, John Scalzi, Anne Tyler

  • Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend?

any by the above authors

  • What projects are you working on right now?

I’ve been diving into sourdough and trying all things sourdough with my starter – waffles, pancakes, bread, biscuits, and I’ve also been trying all the Disney recipes that they’ve been releasing during this weird time of quarantining and social distancing Thanks for including me, let me know if this is okay. I realized that I don’t have a lot of pictures of my self.  The one attached is from a TV show I worked on called “Extinct”. 

Thank you Penny for such a wonderful interview!

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Featured Foodie Interview with Alicia Jones

  • Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites. What you see with my work is always authentic. I have many things swirling around in my head, so you never know what you are going to get.  My website is where you can find my blog, a bit more about me and a few of my favorite pictures.  www.ajsdiary.com/blog.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/simplymeaj and on twitter I can be found @Ajonesy8)
  • What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started? AJ’s Diary.  I started in 2018, I’ve always had so much to say and so many thoughts in my head and had an idea to bring that to life in a broader approach, so I started my website.
  • What is your favorite food? Mexican, the sauces and the flavors create this excitement within me that make me want to dance.  Literally!
  • What foods do you crave all the time? Rice. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl.  A little butter and a pinch of salt and I have a meal
  • What is your favorite comfort food? Homemade soup
  • If you could learn how to make any food what would it be? Gnocchi
  • What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author? Speaking from my heart.  I love the ability to create something that not only I have enjoyed but others have as well.
  • What advice do you have for new writers just starting out? Don’t be too critical of yourself.  Just go with your first instinct.  As you continue writing, you will see how much you have changed over time.
  • What do you like to do for fun? Garden.  I like watching things grow.  It’s amazing
  • What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?  Quite simply, the passion for it.  It makes me feel so good.
  • How do you attract new readers?  Of all the social media platforms, I would have to say Twitter is the most active, so I do most of my promoting there.
  • What has influenced you the most as a writer? Other writers who have paved the way.  Whether new or seasoned.
  • What is your favorite genre to read? Fables.
  • What are you reading right now? Just started The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • What is something about yourself most people don’t know? I am a huge tattoo lover.  Working on my idea for a beautiful sleeve
  • What kind of music do you like to listen to? Every single thing that has a beat.  If I can groove to it I’m adding it to my music library.
  • If you could live in any book what would it be? Tara Road by Maeve Binchy.  I fell in complete and total love with this book.  It’s like I was there.
  • Who are your top three favorite authors? Maeve Binchy, James Patterson & Clive Barker
  • Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend? I highly recommend The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.  Also, Any and Everything written by Maeve Binchy.
  • If you could have super powers what would they be? Eradicate hatred from hearts.
  • What is a typical day of writing look like for you? I never have a draft, I have the thought that came to me at 3 a.m. and I start there.  I edit it over and over to ensure it flows. Once I feel that it is ready to be published, I pour myself a glass of wine in celebration.
  • What projects are you working on right now? Started my first book at the beginning of this year, still going, not sure when it will be published but it’s coming.
  • Any other information you would like to include to our readers? I always want to know what they think about my work, but most importantly I appreciate their support.  And just stay tuned to see what I’m up to next.

Thank you Alicia for such a great interview!

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Featured Foodies Interview with Innana Canon

Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.

I am a Wellness blogger, Entrepreneur, and Business/Mindset Coach.
You can find my blog at: 
http://www.projectlifewellness.com
Also, feel free to connect with me on the following social sites:
Instagram (blog) http://www.instagram.com/projectlifewellness
Twitter (blog) http://www.twitter.com/lifewellness11
Facebook (blog) http://www.facebook.com/projectlifewellness
Instagram (coaching page)
 http://www.instagram.com/anacanoninspires


What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started?
My blog’s name is Project Life Wellness. I started initially as a way to document my wellness journey–in all aspects of life. It quickly grew into something much more than that–it became a place for me to share wellness articles, healthy recipes, and topics on mental health.


What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is a cheese-less pizza with all the veggies piled on top!


What foods do you crave all the time?

I am a sucker for salty and spicy foods and find myself craving them often. I also have those days where all I want are some sweets!


What is your favorite comfort food?

I love me a good burger from time-to-time because I do believe that life is all about balance 🙂


If you could learn how to make any food what would it be?

I would love to learn how to make a classic apple pie!


What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?

I love being a blogger because it offers me a platform to showcase my passion for all things wellness and clean eats!
What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?
Don’t give up! Many people give up right before they begin to make traction and just before people begin to discover their work. Find something you truly enjoy writing about and go for it! the readers will come in time 🙂


What do you like to do for fun?

I love spending time with my 2 boys, running, baking, and of course, writing.


What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?

My love for words. Everyone always talks about how video is the new wave of the future–yet I personally still enjoy reading. I know there are many people out there who still choose to get their information from the written word–so my passion for writing comes from wanting to provide that for them through my blog.
How do you attract new readers?
I love to share my articles on multiple platforms and encourage others to share it as well. I also utilize Pinterest to promote my blog and pay close attention to on-page SEO.


What has influenced you the most as a writer?
Other people’s success. I have a lot of other influencers, bloggers, and authors whom I look up to. These people are thought-leaders in their industries and have truly been an inspiration to me to keep going.


What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy self-help books and a good mystery novel once in a while.


What are you reading right now?
Since I am working on growing my coaching business at the moment, I am currently reading Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson.


What is something about yourself most people don’t know?
I hate math! It was my most hated subject in school!


What kind of music do you like to listen to?
I literally listen to anything that sounds good! everything from ganster-rap all the way to country and classical. I also like to think I have great taste in music overall!


If you could live in any book what would it be?
I remember wanting to live in the Babysitters Club books when I was growing up because they all seemed to live such interesting lives. Ha, I might be aging myself here 🙂


Who are your top three favorite authors?
Ooo this one is tough! I’d probably say Brene Brown, Jen Sincero, and J.K. Rowling.


Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend?
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz–really good!!


If you could have super powers what would they be?

Being able to fly or teleport!


What is a typical day of writing look like for you?

I like to get my morning lemon water and fruit ready, turn on my laptop, and let the words pour out.


What is your favorite movie that was based off a book?
Harry Potter


What projects are you working on right now?

I am completing re-branding my virtual marketing business as well as working on a step-by-step blogging course to be released later this year!


Any other information you would like to include to our readers?

If you follow me on Instagram and shoot me a quick note, I promise to follow back! 🙂
Thank you Innana for such a great interview! Be sure to check out her blog and social media sites to connect with her.