Ep. 51: Steph Hockersmith (@PieLadyBooks)
In Episode 51, Steph Hockersmith (@pieladybooks), fresh off her appearance on Good Morning America, shares all the behind-the-scenes details of her book-themed pies, including her favorite dessert (it’s not pie!) and her goals for expanding Pie Lady Books.
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- The answer to the most asked listener question.
- Why Steph chose to feature pies on her Instagram (vs. cookies or cakes).
- Answers to all your logistical questions about how she creates those beautiful pies!
- Pie failures that she wasn’t able to post on Instagram.
- The types of book covers she struggles to make pies for.
- What will likely make both of us want to throw a thriller across the room.
- Steph’s future goals / ideas for expanding Pie Lady Books.
- If GMA paid Steph to feature her In Five Years pie on air (it aired on March 10).
- The blog Steph will be starting soon.
Steph’s Book Recommendations [24:42]
Two OLD Books She Loves
- From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon | Buy from Amazon [24:54]
- The Book of Ivy and The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel | Buy from Amazon [28:59]
Two NEW Books She Loves
- The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes | Buy from Amazon [32:32]
- The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare | Buy from Amazon [36:33]
One Book She DIDN’T Love
One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About
Rate It Game [43:58] Other Books Mentioned
- Anna K by Jenny Lee (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [10:28]
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [12:38]
- You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:40]
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas | Buy from Amazon [25:03]
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte | Buy from Amazon [25:03]
- The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel | Buy from Amazon [29:10]
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [30:56]
- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson | Buy from Amazon [33:41]
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Spoiler Discussion) | Buy from Amazon [40:44]
- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Buy from Amazon [41:15]
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | Buy from Amazon [41:15]
- Long Bright River by Liz Moore (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [41:58]
- Final Girls by Riley Sager | Buy from Amazon [42:37]
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager | Buy from Amazon [42:37]
- Fair Play by Eve Rodsky | Buy from Amazon [46:26]
- The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan | Buy from Amazon [47:35]
- Steph’s Book of the Month pie
- A Carried Affair Designs (@acarriedaffairdesigns)
- Steph’s Anna K pie
- Steph’s Such a Fun Age pie
- Steph’s Dear Edward pie
- The Pieous (@thepieous)
- Liz Moore episode
- Siobhan Jones episode
Steph lives is a stay-at-home Mom of two boys (ages 5 & 3) in Colorado Spring, CO. She has been gluten free for about 13 years and has been baking gluten free pies for about 12 years. She is a voracious reader and loves creating pie designs to go with the books she’s reading. And, she and her pies recently appeared on Good Morning America!
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