About A Lot on Her Plate
Twelve-year-old Eden Sterling could be a talented chef if she didn’t dread the consequences. But when she sneaks into a cooking class and whips up an amazing dish she knows she knows she must decide. Brave the fat shaming or watch her dream go up in smoke.
With the name Saralee is it any surprise I love cake. But write a novel about the diet culture that shames people into avoiding dessert? Never saw that coming. Then a book title came to me and I knew it was time to explore a familiar subject … struggles with my weight. A year later, I finished A LOT ON HER PLATE and though it is different than my previous four novels (my first for middle grade readers) I explored a tough subject with great humor and heart. Also, a plate of cookies.
If there was an Olympic competition for those who panic, fret and agonize, I would be a gold medalist. Might be because I inherited the worry gene from my mother or that as a novelist, I’ve had to train my imagination to go to scary places. But in the name of sanity, I am trying…
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“Saralee Rosenberg is the Erma Bombeck of the 21st Century — she finds the laughter and humor in our daily trials and reminds us of the joy that exists within us.”
Belle Baxter, Director, Elwood Public Library