Hi, my name is Nova and I’m a writer, an avid reader, an historian, a former chef, and a mom.
I have had three major passions in my life: food, history, and books. These three topics are what I spend the majority of my time writing about and what I focus on with this blog.
I have a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Biological Studies from Arizona State University. I’ve had a plethora of non-writing jobs that aren’t much worth talking about. I spent some time working as a chef (and owned a catering business) before I realized that my true calling was writing about food, not so much making it in bulk.
I’ve spent most of my life as a nomad, living all over the country and the world in places as varied as New Mexico, Northern California, Ireland, Oregon, Boston, Arizona, Texas, and Taiwan. Luckily I finally found a place to call home–Austin, Texas–where I live with my very patient husband Dan, our little boy Connor, and our border collie Pepper Potts.