About Me

Welcome to my blog, Popcorn and Pigtails, named after two things that make me extremely happy. My husband and two children make me extremely happy, too, at least once or twice a week, but their names aren’t particularly blog-title-worthy.

If I never manage to get my novel(s) published, I have a secret, backup dream: I’d like to cook vegetable soup and vegetarian chili for people. Is that weird? I don’t particularly want to open a restaurant, but maybe I can be a Soup Lady on Wheels who goes around delivering my homemade vegetable soups to poor, sick, or disabled people. I’ve never told anyone else about my soup dreams. Seriously. My husband and kids have no idea.

To date, I’ve published only one soup recipe here, so if soup isn’t your thing, don’t worry; I have millions of other interests. Like I said, no one knows about my secret soup dreams, and I have no idea why I’m telling you. Shhhhh. Let’s forget about soup and get back to popcorn…

UPDATE: You’re no longer required to eat popcorn and braid your hair into pigtails–or tape a little pink piggy tail to your butt–as you peruse my blog. But I certainly won’t stop you from going all-out Pippi Longstocking or Porky Pig, and stuffing your face with kettle corn. The goal here is authenticity: Be true to yourselfThe truth will set you free...

The truth is, I love writing even more than I love popcorn, and I hope you’ll find something here to entertain or inspire you. Or, at the very least, a decent popcorn or haircut coupon (I’m talking to my future corporate sponsors. Come on, guys. Golden opportunity here).

–Maria Roth