Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook: Cooking, Writing, Family, Life by Diane Mott Davidson

by Sandra Murphy

Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” or “How did you start writing?” It’s assumed writers started when they could first hold a crayon and ideas burst forth at a moment’s notice. Many writers, like Diane Mott Davidson, author of the Goldy’s Catering mystery series, start writing later in life. A Navy wife, Diane moved thirteen times in the first seven years of marriage, leaving little room for more than packing and unpacking. At age thirty-two, she took a writing class and was hooked. Her work as a volunteer and at a catering company continue to be a source of ideas with an added twist.