Today we celebrate the April 16 release of Margaret Dilloway’s new novel, Summer of a Thousand Pies.
Thank you for joining us to answer a few questions regarding your novel, Margaret!
A descendant of samurai and Irish-American coal miners, Margaret Dilloway is the internationally published author of women’s fiction, middle grade fantasy, and middle grade contemporary novels. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS won the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes Award for Best Women’s Fiction. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a John Gardner Fiction Award finalist.
MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS, published by Disney-Hyperion, won the ALA’s Asian/Pacific Librarians Honor Award for Middle Grade Literature. Her novels have been selected for Indie Next lists and as choices for Book of the Month club, Target, and Costco.
Dilloway lectures and conducts creative writing workshops for both children and adults. She also enjoys performing improv, baking, volunteering, and hiking. She lives in San Diego with her family.
“Fans of Anne of Green Gables will find a satisfying story and another heroine to cheer on…. Sweet as pie.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Q1: What’s the premise of your new book?
After her father goes to jail, 12-year-old Cady Bennett goes to live with Aunt Shell in the mountains of San Diego, whom she’s never met before. There she gradually opens up, makes friends, becomes a Great British Bake-Off fan, and learns how to bake.
Q2: What would you like people to know about the story itself?