Should it be illegal to put tomatoes in Clam Chowder? My next book, Chowder Rules! is the hilarious true story of the man who tried to make it a crime! Friends, this tale will put a smile on your face and a grumble in your tummy. It happened in 1939 when Maine state lawmaker Cleveland Sleeper, Jr. was furious about this new thing called Manhattan Clam Chowder. He knew what he’d call that tomato concoction: vegetable soup!
Ultimately instead of making chowder tainting a crime, the whole matter was settled with a duel… not a shoot ’em up, but an old fashioned cook off! But not before tempers flared across the country. Tomato or no Tomato? Where do you stand, friends? This could be a defining moment in our relationship ; )
Tomorrow we’ll meet the talented illustrator behind this cover. I’ve seen the final art for this book, and friends, it is pure joy on a page, from the color palette to composition to texture. Vita Lane will explain some of those choices for us. SO please gather your budding artists.
Okay. Back to the question at hand! Tomato or no tomato? Answer in the comment section below!
P.S. Chowder Rules will go on sale in October. You can pre-order Chowder Rules! now and have a signed copy shipped to you in October. Click here and my local indie PRINT: A Bookstore will take care of everything!