About Pinot and Prose


Started in 2007, Pinot and Prose was a place for me to talk about my favorite things: children's books, food, and wine.  I was working as the Children's Materials Selector at Queens Library in NYC, reviewing for School Library Journal, and serving on ALA committees.  On the blog, I reviewed books and shared recipes; one of my regular features was "Foodie Books for Kids."

Fast forward to 2009 when I started culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education, and I also left my job at Queens Library to work at HarperCollins Children's Books as the School & Library Marketing Manager.  Working for a publisher was an out-of-this-world experience, but it also meant that I couldn't talk about books the same way I had before.  At that point, I decided to make this blog food-and-wine-only, though I do occasionally feature a "Foodie Book for Kids".  

Fast forward to now (September 2011) and I have left my job at Harper.  I'm doing part-time freelance social media work, blogging full-time, and searching for my next adventure.  I wasn't able to complete culinary school back in 2009 so that's hopefully on my agenda, but who knows?  That's half the fun for me: the not-knowing and the wait-and-see!

I'm all over the interwebs so we can continue our conversation anywhere!  Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, GoodReads, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr!

Thanks for stopping by and stick around for food, wine, photos, family, laughter, fun, and love.

~ Laura