Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kitchen Table Stories

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Page Count: 164 pages

Size: 8.5 x 8.5

Binding: Spiral Bound

Interior Color: Black and White

Price: $18

Order the spiral-bound edition from or from the Story Circle Network founder, bestselling mystery author Susan Wittig Albert.

Also available in a perfect-bound edition from

Kitchen Table Stories is an anthology of food stories and related recipes from the women of Story Circle Network. In 2007, Jane Ross partnered with the non-profit Story Circle Network (SCN) to produce a delightful community cookbook that would serve as a learning project for SCN volunteers, a community-building project, and a fundraiser for the organization.

Jane coordinated a team of 10 volunteer editors to edit the stories and recipes of their fellow Story Circle Network members to create a community cookbook that was an enjoyable read with recipes that were consistent and user-friendly and scrumptious.

With the editing completed, Jane went on to commission the delightful cover from SCN member, graphic designer Katherine Misegades. From there, Jane laid out the book using Adobe InDesign and coordinated printing with Austin book printers Morgan Printing.

Read more about the coordination work that went into bringing this ambitious 160-page volunteer-run book publishing project to a successful conclusion.

See the photos of the book launch party held in November 2007.