ARRA Nominees – Alissa Callen

The Twelve Days of ARRA Voting

What Love Sounds Like is a sweet story filled with self-discovery, romance and sugar-loaded foods. Mia Windsor, an outback speech pathologist, uses food as a fun way for orphaned four-year-old Tilly to practice her clear ‘c’ talking. Whether it be eating popcorn to discover where the back of the throat ‘c’ sound comes from or using fruit loops to make the sound correctly, food is a vital ingredient of Tilly’s speech therapy. Food also links corporate-cynic Kade Reid to the childhood he’d never had.

It seems fitting that any canvassing for ARRA votes involves the food featured in What Love Sounds Like. It also seems fitting, as my daughter is still singing her favourite Christmas song, I use the following format.

On the twelfth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me twelve chocolate chip cookies.

choc cookiesOn the eleventh day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me eleven lemonade scones.

sconesOn the tenth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me ten fancy cupcakes.

cupcakesOn the ninth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me nine cups of caramel popcorn.

corn-1857_640On the eighth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me eight birthday cakes.

birthday-71672_640On the seventh day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me seven sprinkle sandwiches.

indexOn the sixth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me six cones of ice-cream.

ice-cream-214986_640On the fifth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me five glasses of pirate punch.

punchOn the fourth day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me four bowls of fruit loops.

fruit loopsOn the third day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me three scoops of gelato.

gelatoOn the second day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me two characters – a hero in need of fun and laughter and a heroine in need of acceptance.

8864On the first day of ARRA voting my Escape author sent to me one little girl desperate for the loving warmth of a new family.

Love and Romance on the Beach

Thanks so much to all the readers who made it possible to final in four ARRA categories and wishing all the very best to all the other finalists.

Happy voting eating.

Alissa is nominated for Best Short Category Romance and Favourite New Australian Author for What Love Sounds Like. List of finalists: https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/2013-arr-awards-finalists-announced/

Join ARRA to vote: http://www.australianromancereaders.com.au/join.html

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