Welcome to the offical Potluck Club site by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson, the co-authors
of the Potluck Club.
LINDA WRITES: The idea for our best-selling
series came to me (Linda) while my family and I were driving
through the hills between Golden and Boulder, Colorado. Knowing
this work on friendship should come out of friendship, I immediately
dialed Eva Marie's cell phone. There she was, half asleep, waiting
at an airport for her flight home. Everytime my family's car
drove down a dip in the road, I lost our cell signal. After
several phone calls, between dips, the idea finally 'woke' Eva
Soon, Eva and I were off and running, emailing chapters
back and forth from Colorado to Florida. When the first book
was at the half way point, Eva and I met for a week of writing
in the beautiful high country Colorado town of Frisco where
we wrote the second half of the book as well as the second half
of the second book in the series, Trouble's Brewing. January
06, we'll meet once again to finish The Potluck Club Stirs
But we have a BIG secret. Eva writes three
of the characters and I write three of the characters. AND we'll
never tell who write who, including the ever-so-naughty Lisa
Leann! (Wouldn't you like to know?)
We take turns writing the chapters, and just like
real life, we never know what's going to happen to our own characters
when it's our partner's turn to write. So, I'd like to take
this opportunity to write this personal note to Eva, "Don't
worry dear one, whenever you mess with my characters, I'll mess
with yours!" (Insert evil laughter here.)
See, this IS fun!
Linda is also working on Right to the Heart
of Prayer with Cook Communication due out in 2006.
Eva at Lake Dillon
EVA WRITES: I fell in love with Frisco, CO
the minute my feet stepped on its snowy ground! Of course, I'm
always there in the winter months, but that's cool, because
I love the snow and the cold weather much more than I like the
heat and humidity of Florida. By the way, I live in Florida.
When Linda and I get together to write, we're all about the
writing! Seriously! We write from early, early morning in Linda's
getaway cabin until way past a normal person's bedtime. Well,
okay...we do get away for a research break now and then. I mean,
after all, how are we to know about the joys of eating in Higher
Grounds Cafe if we don't experience Frisco's Buttherhorn Bakery
& Cafe firsthand? And, how are we to know what it's like
to shop in "Summit View" if we don't peruse the shops
of Frisco? Am I right or am I right?
My only regrets are that you all can't join us for our week-long
adventures in writing (Linda and I now get together each year
at her cabin to write our Potluck adventures). Because you would
see just how much fun we have in the plotting and planning of
our storylines, characters, and settings. But, hey! Read The
Potluck Club! Fall in love with Evangeline, Vonnie, Lizzie,
Donna, Goldie, and (of course) Lisa Leann! They are the six
ladies of "The Potluck!"
Eva and I hope that the Potluck Club is as fun to
read as it was to write.
Eva and her daughter Jessica just released
Sex, Lies and the Media from
Cook Communications, 2005.
Linda cooking up chapters (and dinner) at the CO mountain getaway.
Here to see more pictures of Linda and Eva's Frisco CO getaway.