BOOK BITES: The Sweet Spot

Back in June, I welcomed fellow author Stacy Barnett Mozer to Not Even Joking for a Creative Minds Interview. Today, I am thrilled to welcome her again, especially since it is baseball playoff time, and her middle-grade novel THE SWEET SPOT deals with America’s favorite pastime. I read THE SWEET SPOT recently, and absolutely loved it. Stacy tells us a little bit about the book today, and shares a hamburger recipe!

Who is the main character in THE SWEET SPOT? What is she like?

Same is a spunky girl who loves to play baseball. She’s a great big sister and a good best friend. She believes in herself and her favorite team, the NY Mets. And the Mets aren’t letting her  down this year.

What would Sam choose for her last meal?

Sam would definitely want a burger and fries. Her step mother is always trying to get her to eat salads and she would eat the burger on principal.

How about you? What would you choose for your last meal?

I would eat a chocolate brownie sundae with extra whipped cream because if you have to go, you might as well eat dessert.

Why should someone bite into THE SWEET SPOT?

THE SWEET SPOT is not just a book about baseball. It’s about finding your place in the world and realizing who is on your side. We each should search for the best in ourselves, the Sweet Spot of life.

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share?

Sam’s last meal would be a hamburger so here is the way I make my burgers. They are a family favorite.

1 package of chopped meat

Jason’s Breadcrumbs

1 egg

barbeque sauce

Prepare a pan with tin foil and set the stove to broil. Place the chopped meat in a bowl. Add one egg and a few squirts of barbecue sauce. Mix together and add Jason breadcrumbs a little at a time until the chopped meat becomes sticky. Take a handful of meat and roll into a ball. Press it down into the pan. 1 package makes about 5 hamburgers. Pour more barbecue sauce on top of the burgers. Use a brush to spread the sauce, shaping the patties as you go. Flip each burger and add more sauce. Broil on each side for about 15 minutes, checking for a deep brown color. Place on a bun and you are good to go.

Sounds yummy! There are some days I simply crave a burger, so I am going to have to try this recipe. And congratulations on the success of the Mets in the postseason. I know that they are both your team and Sam’s.

You can learn more about THE SWEET SPOT on Stacy Barnett Mozer’s website or on Amazon, B&N and Indie Bound. If you like baseball (or even if you don’t) you are sure to enjoy this wonderful book! You can also celebrate the  the post season by winning a copy of THE SWEET SPOT  on Goodreads. Just click HERE to enter THE SWEET SPOT Goodreads Giveaway.

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